MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 17,771 this week

One for the Fire: The Legacy of 'Night of the Living Dead' (2008)

 -  Documentary  -  2008 (USA)
8.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.1/10 from 60 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 2 critic

A definitive documentary that recaps the evolution of an American Cinema Classic over the past 40 years.

Directors:

(as Robert L. Lucas) ,

Writers:

(creator), (concept creator), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 100 titles
created 08 Sep 2011
 
a list of 270 titles
created 07 Jun 2013
 
a list of 35 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 32 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 91 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: One for the Fire: The Legacy of 'Night of the Living Dead' (2008)

One for the Fire: The Legacy of 'Night of the Living Dead' (2008) on IMDb 8.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of One for the Fire: The Legacy of 'Night of the Living Dead'.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Ganja & Hess (1973)
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

After being stabbed with an ancient, germ-infested knife, a doctor's assistant finds himself with an insatiable desire for blood.

Director: Bill Gunn
Stars: Duane Jones, Marlene Clark, Bill Gunn
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

On an island off the coast of North America, local residents simultaneously fight a zombie epidemic while hoping for a cure to return their un-dead relatives back to their human state.

Director: George A. Romero
Stars: Alan Van Sprang, Kenneth Welsh, Kathleen Munroe
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Director: John J. Wisniewski
Stars: Dean Vanderkolk, Dan Gerics, Lauren Mae Shafer
Beat Street (1984)
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An aspiring DJ, from the South Bronx, and his best friend, a promoter, try to get into show business by exposing people to hip-hop music and culture.

Director: Stan Lathan
Stars: Rae Dawn Chong, Guy Davis, Jon Chardiet
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The definitive zombie culture documentary, brought to the screen by the makers of THE PEOPLE vs. GEORGE LUCAS.

Director: Alexandre O. Philippe
Stars: Charlie Adlard, Joanna Angel, Steven Barton
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The unburied dead return to life and seek human victims.

Director: Tom Savini
Stars: Tony Todd, Patricia Tallman, Tom Towles
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A group of people hide from bloodthirsty zombies in a farmhouse.

Director: George A. Romero
Stars: Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea, Karl Hardman
The Dark Half (1993)
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A writer's fictional alter-ego wants to take over his life...at any price.

Director: George A. Romero
Stars: Timothy Hutton, Amy Madigan, Michael Rooker
Action | Horror | Sci-Fi

American horror movie actress, Barbara Craven, comes to Poland with her husband and daughter to visit her biological parents' grave. At the same time, a military airplane crashes nearby, ... See full summary »

Stars: Maia Nappee, Noemi Lakatosz
Horror | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In poor and lonely farm country, a woman calls a doctor out to make a house call on her strangly-ailing son. And what the old doctor finds when he gets there isn't listed in any medical books...

Director: Tom Savini
Stars: Tom Savini
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

The makers of this parody of "Night of the Living Dead" took George Romero's classic and wiped the soundtrack clean, then redubbed it with comedic dialogue.

Director: James Riffel
Stars: William Burchinal, Bill 'Chilly Billy' Cardille, Marilyn Eastman
Director: John A. Russo
Stars: Helena Ball, Frances Brennand Roper, Evan Cooper
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Himself
Duane Jones ...
Himself (archive footage)
...
Herself
Russell Streiner ...
Himself
Bill 'Chilly Billy' Cardille ...
Himself
Rudy Ricci ...
Himself
John A. Russo ...
Himself (as John Russo)
Gary Streiner ...
Himself
S. William Hinzman ...
Himself
Karl Hardman ...
Himself
Marilyn Eastman ...
Herself
Kyra Schon ...
Herself
Regis Survinski ...
Himself
Ella Mae Smith ...
Herself
Keith Wayne ...
Himself (archive footage)
Edit

Storyline

A definitive documentary that recaps the evolution of an American Cinema Classic over the past 40 years.

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Reflections of an American Cinema Classic

Genres:

Documentary

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2008 (USA)  »

Box Office

Budget:

$150,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References Cyrano de Bergerac (1950) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Fair
13 October 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

One For the Fire (2008)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Documentary on the 40th Anniversary of George Romero's Night of the Living Dead features most of the main folks behind the movie as well as a few of the lesser known people who had minor roles in the movie. Romero, John Russo, Russell Streiner, Judith O'Dea and Karl Hardman are among those interviewed but if you've listened to their commentaries over the years or listened to any interviews then you're not going to learn too much here. A few opinions have changed including Romero's opinion of having a black actor in the lead and how he should have handled it. In the film there's no mention or special move made to exploit it but now Romero wishes he would have done that. The most interesting parts of the documentary are going back to the original filming locations including the cemetery and the basement. Another fun thing happens at the start of the film with O'Dea and Streiner reenact their Johnny and Barbara sequence. Several famous fans of the film, including Alice Cooper, show up at the end to talk about it.


4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
'Night of the Living Dead Live!' in Toronto Canada Oct 5-27 nickjt

Contribute to This Page