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Night of the Living Dead (1990)

R | | Horror | 19 October 1990 (USA)
The unburied dead return to life and seek human victims.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Johnnie (as Bill Mosley)
David W. Butler ...
Hondo (as David Butler)
Zachary Mott ...
Pat Reese ...
The Mourner
William Cameron ...
Pat Logan ...
Uncle Rege
Berle Ellis ...
The Flaming Zombie
Bill Cardille ...
T.V. Interviewer (as Bill 'Chilly Billy' Cardille)


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There IS a fate worse than death.




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Release Date:

19 October 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La noche de los muertos vivientes  »

Box Office


$4,200,000 (estimated)


$5,835,247 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


At 1:10:30 of the film, Cooper is standing in front of a picture of a U.S. Navy ship. This is a picture of the infamous USS Eldridge, which was reported to have been part of the 1943 "Philadelphia Experiment" involving "cloaking" the ship to make it invisible. This is largely considered to be a hoax, but the legend of the Eldridge has lived on, and its place in the film hints at paranormal developments. See more »


The blood smudge on Barbara's cheek changes shape several times. See more »


[first lines]
Johnnie: They're coming to get you, Barbara!
Barbara: Stop it!
Johnnie: They're coming!
[evil laughter]
Johnnie: They don't like being awaken this way!
Barbara: Why do you have to be so mean?
Johnnie: 'Cause I'm your older brother. Being mean and heartless is part of the job.
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Bill Moseley's name is misspelled during the credits. See more »


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"This is pure hell on earth."
17 February 2002 | by (Kentucky) – See all my reviews

"This is pure hell on earth." Actually, what Tony Todd meant to say was "This is one hell of a movie." Tom Savini and George A. Romero have succeeded in recreated a classic (which is quite hard to do). Night of the Living Dead '90 is faithful to the original, but still manages to scare and surprise you by throwing in a few unexpected twists. Director Savini creates a great atmosphere. This is one of my favorite claustrophobic films. It has the feel of an old, secluded farmhouse, and thankfully lacks that Hollywood gloss. The characters feel real as well. The cast is perfect. Tony Todd, William Butler, and Tom Towles are the re-incarnations of the original Ben, Tommy, and Harry Cooper. And longtime Romero collaborator, Patricia Tallman, revamps her character Barbara for the nineties. And you gotta love Bill Moseley ("They're coming to get you Barbara. They're horny Barbara."). All of the classic elements (the feud between Ben and Cooper, the claustrophobia) and a few new ones (a smarter female lead, new ending) make this one unforgettable.

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