Night of the Living Dead (1968)

  • Horror
  • 1h 36m
  • 1968

Shot outside of Pittsburgh at a fraction of the cost of a Hollywood feature by a band of filmmakers determined to make their mark, George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead is one of the great stories of independent cinema: a midnight hit turned box-office smash that became one of the most influential films of all time.

A deceptively simple tale of a group of strangers trapped in a farmhouse who find themselves fending off a horde of flesh-eating ghouls newly arisen from their graves, Romero’s claustrophobic vision of a late-sixties America (literally) tearing itself apart rewrote the rules of the horror genre, combined gruesome gore with acute social commentary, and quietly broke ground by casting a black actor (Duane Jones) in the lead role.

Director

George A. Romero

Producer

Karl Hardman

Screenwriter

John Russo

Screenwriter

George A. Romero

Cinematographer

George A. Romero

Film Editor

George A. Romero

Language(s)

English

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