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Release Date: October 1st, 1968

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary
A disparate group of individuals takes refuge in an abandoned house when corpses begin to leave the graveyard in search of fresh human bodies to devour. The pragmatic Ben (Duane Jones) does his best to control the situation, but when the reanimated bodies surround the house, the other survivors begin to panic. As any semblance of order within the group begins to dissipate, the zombies start to find ways inside -- and one by one, the living humans become the prey of the deceased ones.

Cast: Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea, Karl Hardman, Keith Wayne, Judith Ridley, Marilyn Eastman, Kyra Schon, Russell Streiner

Director: George A. Romero

Genres: Horror

Production Co: Market Square Productions, Laurel, Off Color Films, Image Ten

Distributors: Navarre Entertainment, United Video, Continental Distributing Inc., Reel Media International [us], Elite Entertainment Inc., Sinister Cinema, BijouFlix Releasing, Vestron Video, UAV Entertainment, Republic Pictures, Master Movies, Anchor Bay Entertainment, Something Weird Video, Image Entertainment Inc.

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Dead is a movie you want to dismiss as another, gross supernatural B-movie: campy fun. But, shot and edited by Romero himself, the film is an astounding technical knockout, often so expressionist that the daylight seems afraid of the dark. The horror is so unalloyed that dead look decidedly, frighteningly human. show more

  • A stark, eerie and unrelenting parable of dread. There’s a brute force in Night of the Living Dead that catches one in the throat. show more

  • 90

    Romero’s zombies are terrifying in black and white, but one could even argue who was the true monster in the movie: the undead or the living? show more

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