About

A group of people try to survive an attack of bloodthirsty zombies while trapped in a rural Pennsylvania farmhouse. Although not the first zombie film, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD is the progenitor of the contemporary "zombie apocalypse" horror film, and it greatly influenced the modern pop-culture zombie archetype.

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Directed by

George A. Romero

Written by

George A. Romero (Screenplay)
John A. Russo (Screenplay)

Runtime

96 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

If it doesn't scare you, you're already dead!

Cast

Keywords

sibling relationship loss of loved one zombie trapped house cemetery gun gas station cellar barricade cult film bitten

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Lists

#256 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#397 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

#283 on 500 Essential Cult Movies Jennifer Eiss

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider