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Director:
Writers (WGA):
John A. Russo (earlier screenplay) and
George A. Romero (earlier screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
19 October 1990 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
There IS a fate worse than death.
Plot:
The unburied dead return to life and seek human victims. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Much better than I expected, but the original is still the best. See more (190 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Tony Todd ... Ben

Patricia Tallman ... Barbara
Tom Towles ... Harry Cooper
McKee Anderson ... Helen Cooper

William Butler ... Tom

Katie Finneran ... Judy Rose

Bill Moseley ... Johnnie (as Bill Mosley)

Heather Mazur ... Sarah Cooper
David W. Butler ... Hondo (as David Butler)
Zachary Mott ... Bulldog
Pat Reese ... The Mourner
William Cameron ... The Newsman
Pat Logan ... Uncle Rege
Berle Ellis ... The Flaming Zombie
Bill 'Chilly Billy' Cardille ... T.V. Interviewer

Greg Funk ... Cemetery Zombie
Tim Carrier ... Autopsy Zombie
John Hamilton ... Kyle - Crowbar Zombie
Dyrk Ashton ... Truck Zombie
Jordan Berlant ... Porch Zombie
Albert Shellhammer ... Cousin Satchel

Jay McDowell ... Front Door Zombie
Walter Berry ... McGruder
Kendal Kraft ... Bob Evans Zombie
David Grace ... Policeman Zombie
Stacie Foster ... Doll's Mom Zombie
Charles Crawley ... Window Zombie
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Declan Baldwin ... Photographer at Bonfire (uncredited)
Vini Bancalari ... Denim Jacket Zombie Eating Flesh by Pick-Up Truck (uncredited)

John D. Bert ... Background Vigilante (uncredited)
Rik Billock ... Door Zombie (uncredited)
Don Brockett ... Zombie (uncredited)
Butchie ... Biker at Picnic Party (uncredited)
Earl Ellis ... Zombie (uncredited)

Chris Gore ... Zombie (uncredited)

John W. Iwanonkiw ... Fighting Truck Zombie (uncredited)
Frederick E. Kowalo ... Window Zombie (uncredited)
Ralph Langer ... Zombie Wearing Dirty Blue Coat and Plaid Shirt (uncredited)
Sean P. McCarthy ... Meathooked Zombie (uncredited)
Bill McCue ... Mouse Eating Zombie (uncredited)
Tara Rial ... Girl in Car (uncredited)
Craig Spector ... Pajama's Zombie (uncredited)
Russell Streiner ... Sheriff McClelland (uncredited)
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Directed by
Tom Savini 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
John A. Russo (earlier screenplay) and
George A. Romero (earlier screenplay)

George A. Romero (screenplay)

Produced by
Ami Artzi .... co-executive producer
Declan Baldwin .... line producer
Christine Forrest .... associate producer
Menahem Golan .... executive producer
George A. Romero .... executive producer
John A. Russo .... producer
Russell Streiner .... producer
 
Original Music by
Paul McCollough 
 
Cinematography by
Frank Prinzi 
 
Film Editing by
Tom Dubensky 
 
Production Design by
Cletus Anderson 
 
Art Direction by
James C. Feng 
 
Set Decoration by
Brian J. Stonestreet 
 
Costume Design by
Barbara Anderson 
 
Makeup Department
Everett Burrell .... special makeup effects supervisor
Earl Ellis .... makeup effects assistant
Greg Funk .... makeup effects assistant
Jerry Gergely .... special makeup effects
Terrie Godfrey .... makeup artist (as Terry Godfrey)
Jeannee Josefczyk .... hair stylist
Jeannee Josefczyk .... key makeup artist
Rachel Kick .... makeup artist
John Vulich .... special makeup effects supervisor
 
Production Management
Marc S. Fischer .... unit production manager
Mark S. Hoerr .... post-production supervisor
Helena Toth .... production supervisor
Joseph Vittorie .... production supervisor: 21st Century Film Corporation
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nicholas Mastandrea .... first assistant director (as Nick Mastandrea)
Margie Sperling .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Taylor Black .... property master
Leah B. Blackwood .... scenic artist
Joel P. Blanchard .... construction coordinator
Kathryn A. Borland .... head scenic artist
Vincent Borrelli .... stand-by painter
Nora Cline .... scenic artist
Walter L. Dolegowski .... carpenter
Marty Garrigan .... assistant property master
Megan Graham .... set dresser
Carl Horner .... special props
Charles R. McPherson .... second carpenter
Ralph Roger Pivirotto .... set dresser (as Ralph R. Pivirotto)
Sonja Roth .... additional set dresser
Richard S. Sheridan .... scenic artist
Raymond M. Tasillo .... lead carpenter
Barbara E. Thompson .... property assistant
David L. Wolfson .... additional set dresser (as David Wolfson)
Butchie .... art department (uncredited)
Butchie .... scenic artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Felipe Borrero .... sound mixer
Richard Burton .... sound editor
Tim Chilton .... foley artist
Patrick Cyccone Jr. .... sound re-recording mixer
Rubén Domingo .... sound editor
Marva Fucci .... sound editor
Tommy Goodwin .... adr mixer
Tommy Goodwin .... foley mixer
Neal Lampert .... adr recordist (as Neil Lampert)
Neal Lampert .... foley recordist (as Neil Lampert)
George Leong .... boom operator
Frank A. Montaño .... sound re-recording mixer (as Frank Montano)
Stewart Nelsen .... sound editor
Preston Oliver .... adr recordist
Preston Oliver .... foley recordist
Thomas Pettinato .... supervising sound editor
Joseph T. Sabella .... foley walker (as Joseph Sabella)
Fred Wasser .... sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Kristina M. Horner .... special effects
Christopher P. Martin .... special effects intern
Jeff Naparstek .... assistant special effects
Christian Stavrakis .... special effects assistant (as Chris Stavrakis)
Matt Vogel .... special effects
 
Stunts
Don Hewitt .... stunts
Phil Neilson .... stunt coordinator (as Phil Nielson)
Mick O'Rourke .... stunts
Michael Russo .... stunts
Gregg Smrz .... stunts
Tony Washington .... stunts
John W. Iwanonkiw .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Bennett Beal .... best boy grip
Leonard Bishop .... additional grip
Robert Chamberlain .... additional grip (as Bob Chamberlain)
Gregory Paul Collier .... first assistant camera
Gregory L. Edwards .... grip
Bart Flaherty .... grip
David J. Frederick .... camera operator
Christopher Hall .... second assistant camera (as Chris Hall)
Brian Haughin .... electrician
Beth Kukucka .... still photographer
Ed Letteri .... gaffer
Simon Manses .... additional assistant camera
Frank McGough .... best boy electric
David Richert .... camera trainee
Rich Schutte .... assistant camera
Nick Tallo .... key grip
Joey Wrubleski .... grip
Michael Zinobile .... grip (as Michael H. Zinobile)
John Zumpano .... chief lighting technician
 
Casting Department
Donna M. Belajac .... casting: Pittsburgh
Staci A. Blagovich .... extras casting
Meredith Jacobson .... casting: New York
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Diane Collins .... first assistant wardrobe
Melinda Eshelman .... additional assistant wardrobe
Nancy A. Palmatier .... wardrobe supervisor
Damita J. Roldan .... additional assistant wardrobe
Thomas Stokes .... second assistant wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
John Stuart Bick .... assistant editor
Ray Boniker .... first assistant editor
Patricia Sztaba .... negative matcher
Stan Sztaba .... negative matcher
 
Transportation Department
Art Huggins .... transportation coordinator (as Arthur Huggins)
 
Other crew
Jessica Abrams .... assistant production coordinator
Anthony Dileo Jr. .... production assistant
Eric Dilucente .... production assistant
Scott Hornbacher .... location supervisor
B. Richard Jeffery .... production accountant
Frederick E. Kowalo .... production assistant
Judy Matthews .... location scout
Matthew Myers .... production assistant
Walt Oggier .... weapons handler (as Walter Oggier)
Wendy Lee Roberts .... script supervisor
Andrew Sands .... assistant auditor
Janice F. Sperling .... production coordinator
Margie Sperling .... second assistant director
Joyce Wagner .... unit publicist
 

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Runtime:
92 min | 88 min (cut)
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Color:
Color (TVC)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The film was banned in Germany when it was released.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When the zombies are eating the remains of some people outside the house, one of them picks up a hand which is obviously made of rubber.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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FAQ

What movies are in the "Dead" series?
What are the differences between the R-Rated version and the Workprint?
How did Ben die?
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28 out of 41 people found the following review useful.
Much better than I expected, but the original is still the best., 13 February 2003
Author: Infofreak from Perth, Australia

I'm always wary of remakes of horror and science fiction classics as they are almost always inferior to the original versions, in many cases REALLY inferior. There have been a few successful and worthwhile attempts, especially John Carpenter's 'The Thing' and David Cronenberg's spin on 'The Fly'. Tom Savini's 'Night Of The Living Dead' is another good one. Even though Savini is a legend in the special effects world I really expected this to be awful. It wasn't. While not as literal as the misguided 'Psycho' remake by Gus Van Zant, Savini sticks very close to the source material, and doesn't mess with it as much as Carpenter or Cronenberg did. George Romero scripted, adapting his original screenplay co-written with John A. Russo, and both men co-produce. The main difference in this version, apart from obvious ones like being filmed in colour and with some more sophisticated special effects, is the expansion of the Barbara character, who is much less passive and more important to the plot. Barbara is played by Patricia Tallman who worked with Savini on Romero's cult favourite 'Knightriders'. She is probably best known for her recurring role on 'Babylon 5'. Tony Todd ('Candyman') plays Ben, and is very good, and the underrated Tom Towles ('Henry:Portrait Of a Serial Killer') is excellent as the slimy Harry Cooper. The scenes between the two are really strong, and add a lot to the original. I also enjoyed seeing Bill Mosley (Chop Top from 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2') playing Barbara's brother Johnny in the opening sequence. My only real gripe about the movie is the surprising lack of gore, and also the new ending which to me is nowhere near as good as the original. Apart from that it is much better than I expected, and I highly recommended it to anyone who enjoys Romero's "Dead" trilogy.

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