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Night of the Living Dead (1990) Poster

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Barbara: They're us. We're them and they're us.

Ben: You're boss down there. I'm boss up here.

Ben: [after having just pulled Harry forcefully out of the cellar] Look, from now on, you leave that door open! We may want to get down there, we may NEED to get down there if those things break in!

Harry: Yeah, sure! You want the best of both worlds, you get caged in up here, you wanna be able to run downstairs. Well that's not the way it's working, pal. You want to get in that cellar, you get in there now! Or you can forget it!

Ben: I'm not boxing myself in down there, until there's absolutely no other choice!

Harry: Yeah, well I'm not gambling with my daughters life! Look, if you wanna stay upstairs, go ahead, but don't count on me to help you!

Ben: I'm not counting on you for *shit*, Cooper!

The Newsman: The scientific community is focusing on the phenomenon, specifically on that trance like state that seems to characterize the assailants. Clearly a behavioral disorder, but what could've caused so widespread and dramatic condition as the one we're facing tonight.

The Newsman: We've heard speculation, on everything from the Ozone layer and chemical weapons, to uh...

[laughs softly]

The Newsman: voodoo mysticism and organisms from space.

The Newsman: A biologist in Stockton, California, have released reports, stating the uh...

[puts glasses on]

The Newsman: bodies, of the recently dead, are returning to life. Driven by an unknown force which enables the brain to continue to function.

The Newsman: Doctors at the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta, reject that theory, calling it preposterous beyond belief. They feel that the only reasonable explanation is a germ, that has a mind altering effect on it's victims. Though how such a germ could've been spread so quickly and across such a vast area, does remain a mystery.

The Newsman: It's being called "Judgement Day" by religious leaders-

[Harry pulls the plug]

Harry: You can't get any reception in the basement, dickhead.

Ben: This is something no one's ever heard about, and no one's ever seen before. This is hell on earth.

Ben: You know what, Cooper, I've only been around you a minute or two, but that's enough time for me to decide that I don't like you very much.

Ben: Cooper, I've got a shotgun out here. Open this door, you motherfucker, or I swear to God I'll blow it to shit.

Harry: A way out is a way in.

Ben: You are losing it girl, you are losing it.

Barbara: You think so?

[Barbara shoots an approaching zombie in the face]

Barbara: Whatever I lost, I lost a long time ago and I do not plan on losing anything else. You can talk to me about losing it when you stop screaming at each other like a bunch of two-year-olds.

Hondo: [after almost killing Barbara thinking she is a zombie] Jesus, Goddamn, holyloving, shit! What in the name of Jupiter's balls are you doing out here alone little lady?

[on the zombies approaching the house]

Barbara: They're so slow. We could just walk right past 'em and we wouldn't even have to run. We could just walk right past 'em. We have the guns. If we're careful we could get away.

[she looks at Ben]

Barbara: You told me to fight, well I'm fighting, this place is not safe, not upstairs or down. We should leave before it's too late.

[the zombies are forcing through the boarded up windows]

Harry: This is definitely not going to work.

Harry: You idiots! You lame brains! You're gonna die up here. You're gonna die.

Tom: They're dead, but they're comin' right for us!

Harry: Bunch of yoyos!

Sheriff McClelland: Yeah, they're dead. They're all messed up.

Ben: I'm not so sure going down that basement's such a smart move.

Harry: What do you mean?

Ben: I mean I'm not so sure going down in that basement's such a smart move! And I'm not going down there until I know absolutely all the options.

Harry: [angry] *What* damn options, and who the *fuck* gave you the right to decide for the rest of us?

Ben: I'm not deciding for anyone here, Cooper, I'm thinking about my own ass and if you want to go down that cellar, go! No one's stopping you!

Johnnie: [in the graveyard, annoying her] They're horny, Barbara. They've been dead a long time.

The Mourner: I'm sorry... so very sorry... I'm sorry.

Judy Rose: [Barbara aims a gun at a zombie] Don't shoot, it's Mr. McGruder from the legion hall!

[he is shot]

Judy Rose: You shot Mr. McGruder! You shot him!

Barbara: Look at his back! I didn't do that!

Harry: [as he is about to lock himself in the basement] I'm staying in here and I'm not coming out until some help comes.

Ben: If someone like that comes along, we'll try to remember to let you know.

Helen Cooper: [yelling up from the basement] Harry? For God's sake, is everything OK up there?

Harry: [getting annoyed] Helen! For Christ's sake, would you stop yelling at me? I can't think with you yelling at me!

Harry: [discovering Barbara as she returned to the house the next day. Harry had cowered to the attic and left her for dead] You came back!

[pretending to be sincere]

Harry: You... Came back.

[Barbara glares at him and then shoots him in the head]

Barbara: That's another one for the fire.

Johnnie: [Johnnie and Barbara are driving to their mother's grave] Tell me something, why do we have to put ourselves through this... charade?

Barbara: Because she is our mother! Can't you just at least put her one day out of your life?

Johnnie: One day? This is the fourth time we've been up here within the three months since she died! I feel like I've been spending more time with her than when she was alive and do you know why?

Barbara: Oh, God! Please don't start!

Johnnie: She could have been buried in the city, but no, that would be easy! She knew that I was the one who could take you here which is why she had herself buried two hundred miles away from the nearest glass of beer!

Barbara: Johnnie, now we're here! So would you please stop it?

Johnnie: Stop what? The truth?

Johnnie: [pointing to a mourner walking towards them to annoy Barbara] Look! Look, there's one of them now! He wants you! He's getting closer...

[Barbara stands in front of her mother's grave]

Johnnie: [scaring Barbara] DANGEROUSLY CLOSE!

Barbara: Stop it!

[see's mourner]

Barbara: He is going to hear you!

Johnnie: [goes behind the tombstone] It doesn't matter. He knows we're here. It's too late now! There is no escape!

[pulls down his shirt]

Johnnie: NOOO, MOTHER!

Barbara: You bastard.

[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.

Johnnie: [arguing about their mother] Heaven knows she damn near drove you into a convent.

Barbara: That is not true!

Johnnie: When was the last time you had a date?

Barbara: That is none of your business!

Judy Rose: [Ben and Harry are arguing yet again] If you're gonna keep on fighting, then get out! This is our house. This is Tommy's house. It's not someplace for you to play rooster with it! I'd like to know where you'd be if we didn't let you in here. Where would you be if we kicked you the hell out?

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