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Night of the Living Dead (1990)

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70%
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84%
(3 reviews)
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Release Date
 USA: Oct 19, 1990
DVD Release Date
 R1: Oct 5, 1999
 R2: 23 Oct 2000

Budget $4,200,000

MPAA Rating
R

Running Time
1 hour, 28 minutes

Country USA

Studio 21st Century, Columbia Pictures

More info on IMDb.com

Other Titles
• Night of the Living Dead



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Genre: Horror, Zombie, Cannibals, Monsters, Vampires, Gore, Suspense, Mutants

Tagline: There IS a fate worse than death

Plot: A high-tech, color remake of the 1968 black-and-white low-budget horror classic about corpses that come back to life as flesh-eating zombies and terrorize the Pennsylvania countryside. Following the original plot almost to the letter (with a few surprises thrown in), the film opens in a rural cemetery where the heroine Barbara and her brother are visiting the grave of their mother. The brother is killed by one of the zombies and Barbara seeks refuge in a farmhouse with six other survivors. While desperately trying to barricade the house against the zombies, the seven people inside fight among themselves, undermining their attempts to fend off the slow-moving, but relentless army of

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 External Reviews
external linkAnother thing that I was really impressed with was the atmosphere of the movie. Just the thought of zombies creeping up to the house filled with our beloved characters is enough to make your skin crawl.


external linkMake-up man Savini's directorial debut manages to stand on two legs even if they are a bit wobbly. 2.5/4
-- (TheVideoGraveYard.com)

external linkIt's not as bad as Gus Van Sant's remake of "Psycho" but it's still pretty forgettable and makes you yearn for the original. Some nice zombie scenes, but not enough gore for it to satisfy real Romero fans. It is fun to see Todd in
-- (eSplatter.com)

external linkNormally re-makes are horrible, and diverse so much from the original film. This one is so close to the original it's scary 4.5/5
-- (Bloody-Disgusting.com)


 Directed by
Tom Savini
The Forest, From Dusk Till Dawn, Innocent Blood
 Written by
John A. Russo
Night of the Living Dead, The Majorettes, Night of the Living Dead Survivor's Cut
George A. Romero
Dawn of the Dead, Creepshow 2, Tales from the Darkside: The Movie
 Cast
Tony Todd
The Rock, Platoon, Final Destination
Patricia Tallman
Army of Darkness, Babylon 5: The Gathering, Monkey Shines
Tom Towles
House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil's Rejects, Mad Dog and Glory
McKee Anderson
Operation Delta Force 3: Clear Target
William Butler
Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood, Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III, Ghoulies II
Katie Finneran
You've Got Mail, Bewitched, Plainsong
Bill Moseley
Army of Darkness, House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil's Rejects
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 Music By
Paul McCollough
Santa Claws, The Majorettes, Legion of the Night

external linkOverall the movie is a good one and really takes the piss out of its original movie. Great s.e with a well directed movie makes the movie a remade classic in its own right. Tom's mum would be proud! 5/5
-- (terrorwatch.net)



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