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Night of the Living Dead (1990)

R | | Horror | 19 October 1990 (USA)
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The unburied dead return to life and seek human victims.

Director:

Tom Savini

Writers:

John A. Russo (earlier screenplay), George A. Romero (earlier screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 David W. Butler ... Hondo (as David Butler)
Zachary Mott Zachary Mott ... Bulldog
Pat Reese Pat Reese ... The Mourner
William Cameron William Cameron ... The Newsman
Pat Logan Pat Logan ... Uncle Rege
Berle Ellis Berle Ellis ... The Flaming Zombie
Bill Cardille ... T.V. Interviewer (as Bill 'Chilly Billy' Cardille)
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Storyline

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 Derek

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

There IS a fate worse than death.

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 October 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La noche de los muertos vivientes See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,884,679, 19 October 1990

Gross USA:

$5,835,247
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (cut) | (Workprint Version)

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color (TVC)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

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.
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Crazy Credits

Bill Moseley's name is misspelled during the credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

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 »

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User Reviews

 
An entertaining remake of a classic.
8 September 2017 | by alexanderdavies-99382See all my reviews

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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