Night of the Living Dead

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Night of the Living Dead
Night Of The Living Dead trailer screenshot.jpg
Directed byGeorge A. Romero
Written byGeorge A. Romero
John A. Russo
Produced byKarl Hardman
Russell Streiner
StarringDuane Jones
Judith O'Dea
Karl Hardman
Marilyn Eastman
Keith Wayne
Judith Ridley
Bill Cardille
Kyra Schon
CinematographyGeorge A. Romero
Edited byGeorge A. Romero
John A. Russo
Music byWilliam Loose
Fred Steiner
(stock recording)
Production
companies
Image Ten
Laurel Group
Market Square Productions
Distributed byThe Walter Reade Organization
Release date
  • October 1, 1968 (1968-10-01)
Running time
95 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$114,000
Box office$42 million
($256,147,434 as of 2009)
Night of the Living Dead

Night of the Living Dead is a 1968 American horror movie. It was directed by George A. Romero. The movie stars Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea and Karl Hardman. It premiered on October 1, 1968. It was completed on a US$114,000 budget. The movie was a financial success, grossing $12 million domestically and $18 million worldwide.

Night of the Living Dead was heavily criticized because of it explicit content. It eventually got critical acclaim. It was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Film Registry as a movie deemed "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant.[1] The movie is in the public domain due to an error by the distributor.[1][2]

The story follows characters Ben (Duane Jones), Barbra (Judith O'Dea) and five others trapped in a farmhouse in Pennsylvania which is attacked by "living dead" monsters. These monsters became known in popular culture as zombies. Night of the Living Dead was the basis of five Living Dead movies (1978–2010). They were also directed by Romero. Many remakes have also been made.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 J.C. Maçek III (2012-06-15). "The Zombification Family Tree: Legacy of the Living Dead". PopMatters.
  2. Boluk, Stephanie; Lenz, Wylie (August 26, 2011). "Introduction: Generation Z, the Age of Apocalypse". In Boluk, Stephanie; Lenz, Wylie (eds.). Generation Zombie: Essays on the Living Dead in Modern Culture. Jefferson, North Carolina, US: McFarland. p. 5. ISBN 978-0-7864-8673-1. Retrieved August 26, 2011.