Following an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia S.W.A.T. team members, a traffic reporter, and his television executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall.
Having recently witnessed the horrific results of a top secret project to bring the dead back to life, a distraught youth performs the operation on his girlfriend after she's killed in a motorcycle accident.
James T. Callahan,
A remake of George Romero's 1968 black-and-white classic that begins in a cemetery, as the recently-dead return to life - from an unknown cause - and attack the living as their prey. One woman escapes the frightening zombies to take refuge with others in a farmhouse, as every cadaver for miles around hungers for their flesh. Will they make it through the night...that the dead came back to life?Written by
To avoid an NC-17 rating, Savini had to cut several scenes from the film. Savini attributed the film's lack of popularity among horror fans to these cuts. A Blu-ray version was released in a limited edition of 3,000 in October 2012 by Twilight Time. Australian film distributor Umbrella Entertainment released a special edition of the film featuring a restored print, alongside the 1968 original on Blu-ray in April 2016 See more »
Both in scenes where Barbara is loading the rifle, and where she's wearing the policeman's gun belt across her chest, anytime the head stamp of the bullet is shown you can see that the primer pocket is empty, meaning the rounds are dummies. See more »
They're coming to get you, Barbara!
They don't like being awaken this way!
Why do you have to be so mean?
'Cause I'm your older brother. Being mean and heartless is part of the job.
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Bill Moseley's name is misspelled during the credits. See more »
The first cut of the film was given an "X" rating by the MPAA. Several cuts were made to ensure an R rating: mostly head shots to zombies, and a shot of a zombie exploding (when Tom shoots it from the back of the truck with a shotgun). See more »
This 1990 remake of "Night of the Living Dead" is actually very watchable remake of the 1968 classic. Remakes tend to be disappointing but not in this case. The ending here is different and not so downbeat as before. The characters are pretty much one- dimensional but they serve their purpose well enough. The location is suitably eerie and imaginative. It is always a good idea to set and make these kinds of films in the countryside as it heightens the sense of isolation. The zombies are out in full force here and there must be thousands of them on the loose. As before, a small group of humans in a house are besieged by the living dead. There is some good action as well as the customary bloodletting.
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