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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

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Ben
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Tom
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Johnnie (as Bill Mosley)
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David W. Butler ...
Hondo (as David Butler)
Zachary Mott ...
Bulldog
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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Storyline

A remake of George Romero's 1968 black-and-white classic that begins in a cemetery, as the recently-dead return to life - from an unknown cause - and attack the living as their prey. One woman escapes the frightening zombies to take refuge with others in a farmhouse, as every cadaver for miles around hungers for their flesh. Will they make it through the night...that the dead came back to life? Written by Derek

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There IS a fate worse than death.

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Horror

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19 October 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La noche de los muertos vivientes  »

Box Office

Budget:

$4,200,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$5,835,247 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Despite the fact that filming was going smoothly and on time and on budget, Menahem Golan and the films' other producers insisted on cutting out other scenes and events to keep costs down. As a first time director, Tom Savini could do little to stop them. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

[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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User Reviews

 
Politically correct remake of George A.Romero's classic.
22 October 2001 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

Make-up maestro Tom Savini's color remake of Romero's 1968 classic follows the original almost shot-by-shot,but it's of course not better film.This remake was clearly made for younger viewers who refuse to watch black-and-white films,no matter how good they may be.The result is passable,but it lacks dark atmosphere and mood of the original.If this version has anything to offer,it is Patricia Tallman("Army of Darkness")in an engaging lead performance as a tough,independent heroine.This is only my opinion,but I'm really fed up with "strong female lead" concept that every new horror film seems to have.The next thing I dislike in this picture is the lack of gore.For God's sake this film was directed by gore wizard Tom Savini-the man behind such hard-core splatter flicks like "Maniac","Nightmare" or "The Prowler".The violence is very tame-even by today's standards.However the acting isn't bad,the zombies are pretty scary and the film is never boring.Recommended for horror buffs all around the world.


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