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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:
An interesting twist on the old formula. See more (207 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 Cardille ... T.V. Interviewer (as Bill 'Chilly Billy' Cardille)

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:

John Skipp ... Zombie in Leather Jacket

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)
Jason Menz ... Zombie (uncredited)
Tara Rial ... Girl in Car (uncredited)
Craig Spector ... Pajama's Zombie (uncredited)
Russell Streiner ... Sheriff McClelland (uncredited)

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 
Javier Zaffaroni 
 
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. .... 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 .... 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
Ted Wiegand .... electric
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
 
Location Management
Scott Hornbacher .... location supervisor
Judy Matthews .... location scout
 
Transportation Department
Harry Greenberger .... driver
Art Huggins .... transportation coordinator (as Arthur Huggins)
 
Other crew
Jessica Abrams .... assistant production coordinator
Anthony Dileo Jr. .... production assistant
Eric Dilucente .... production assistant
B. Richard Jeffery .... production accountant
Frederick E. Kowalo .... production assistant
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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Additional Details

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Runtime:
92 min | 88 min (cut) | USA:86 min (Workprint Version)
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Language:
Color:
Color (TVC)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Argentina:18 | Australia:R18+ | Australia:M (cable rating) | Belgium:16 (video rating) | Brazil:14 | Canada:18A | Canada:R (Ontario) | Canada:18+ (Quebec) | Chile:14 | Denmark:15 | Finland:K-18 | Germany:18 | Ireland:18 | Netherlands:16 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:PG (cut) | Spain:18 | UK:18 | USA:R (certificate #30628)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
(at around 1h 3 mins) When Sarah bites her mother Helen on the neck, blood splatters on a garden trowel hanging on the wall. This is a reference to the original Night of the Living Dead (1968), in which the daughter kills the mother with a garden trowel.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.
See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013)See more »

FAQ

How did Ben die?
How much sex, violence, and profanity are in this movie?
What are the differences between the R-Rated version and the Workprint?
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19 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
An interesting twist on the old formula., 4 January 1999
Author: Jon Liming from Mesa, Az

You can't help but feel a tingle of deja vu while watching the color remake of Night of the Living Dead. It is essential for full enjoyment to have seen the original since the remake takes the same story and twists and tweaks it to bring it into the 90's. People are divided into two camps on this film. They either absolutely hate it or they have been enraptured by the change-up's that it pitches at you. I am of the later camp. At least Barbara (played by the beautiful Patricia Tallman) has enough of her wits about her to point out how irrational everybody else is being instead of being the catatonic victim like the first time around. "They're so slow. We can just walk right by them." She remarks to Ben (Tony Todd) who is adamant about staying in the house. Perhaps this version isn't socially relevant like the first, but it's nice to see that Romero can add a twist ending that can stand on it's own merits, but really is amusing in light of the former movie.

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