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In the warehouse, when the group is searching the RV for the missing dead body, you can hear a TV report in the background. The report is taken directly from George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead (1968), shot nearly 40 years before this film.
Begins on the same day as Night of the Living Dead (1968), although the setting has been updated to the present day. The concept for the film evolved from an idea that director George A. Romero had earlier for a "Living Dead" TV series, which also would have begun on the same day as "Night of the Living Dead."
In the scene with the zombie doctors, a voice can be heard on the radio inviting people to aim for the head. This is the voice of Tom Savini, a longtime friend of George A. Romero. In fact, this audio is lifted directly from the bonus features of the remake of Dawn of the Dead.
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Shot over a period of only 23 days.
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The documentary-within-the-film is called "The Death of Death." This is also the name of George Romero's four-part miniseries for the DC Comics zombie title "Toe Tags."
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Quentin Tarantino: Director of films such as Reservoir Dogs (1992) and Pulp Fiction (1994) cameos in a voiceover role as a newsreader.
Stephen King: Author of novels such as "The Shining" and "Pet Sematary" cameos in a voiceover role as a newsreader.
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Simon Pegg: Actor from Shaun of the Dead (2004) and Hot Fuzz (2007) cameos in a voiceover role as a newsreader.
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Guillermo del Toro: Director of films such as Blade II (2002), Hellboy (2004), and Pan's Labyrinth (2006) (a.k.a. "Pan's Labyrinth") cameos in a voiceover role as a newsreader.
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Wes Craven: Director of films such as A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), Scream (1996) The Last House on the Left (1972), and The Hills Have Eyes (1977) cameos in a voiceover role as a newsreader.
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George A. Romero: police officer presenting a cover-up for the zombie outbreak at a press conference.
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