NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD

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NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD

George A. Romero
USA, 1968
Fiction, 94min, OF

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD

George A. Romero
USA, 1968
Fiction, 94min, OF

Cast: 
Duane Jones
Ben
Judith O'Dea
Barbara
Karl Hardman
Hary Cooper
Russell Streiner
Johnny
Keith Wayne
Tom
Judith Ridley
Judy
Marilyn Eastman
Helen Cooper
Kyra Schon
Karen
Screenplay: 
John A. Russo
George A. Romero
Camera: 
George A. Romero
Editor: 
George A. Romero
Composer: 
Gary Zeller
Decoration: 
Charles O'Dato
Costume: 
Charles O'Dato

Production: 
Image Ten
Format: 
16 mm
Black/White

While visiting their fathers grave in a country churchyard, Barbara and Johnny are attacked by a strange, corpse-like man. Escaping, Barbara takes refuge in an old farmhouse where she is joined by several other people. Soon they are besieged by an increasing number of zombies. «I read a book called I Am Legend by Richard Matheson and got very much into the socio-political through-line thats present in it, although it doesnt really follow through. Inspired by it, I wrote a short story which dealt with a revolutionary society coming into being in the form of a zombie society people coming back to life as soon as they die.» (George A. Romero)