That's the cellar. It's the safest place. ~Harry Cooper
In 1967 a group of Ten friends decided to put up their own money to make a horror film, they unknowingly created a movie that would have a profound impact on the horror genre for many years to come.
More than fourty years after it was made Night Of The Living Dead has stood the test of time, and is still going strong, gaining popularity and new fans all around the world .
It keeps coming back in a bloodthirsty lust for HUMAN FLESH!
Night of the living dead is a movie the fans never get bored of. Like most fans, I can watch it over and over and still enjoy it as much each time. This website is a tribute to everybody who was involved in the making of this timeless classic.
MoMA World Premiere Screening of George A. Romero’s NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD in 4K
MoMA Announces World Premiere Screening of George A. Romero’s NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD 4K Digital Restoration Press Release: NEW YORK, October 19, 2016—The Museum of Modern Art announces the addition of George A. Romero’s horror classic Night of the Living Dead to the upcoming To Save and Project festival in November. The iconic horror film, widely diminished by duplication due to infamous copyright issues, will have its world premiere in its originally intended quality, thanks to a painstaking 4K digital restoration by MoMA and The Film Foundation. Director George A. Romero will attend the world premiere on November 5 at 8:00 p.m. at The Museum of Modern Art to introduce the screening. Tickets for that program go on sale October 22. An additional screening will take place at the Museum at 7:00 p.m. on November 12. Perhaps the most influential horror film of the last 50 years, Romero’s classic is also one of the most abused—subjected, because of its public-domain status, to well over 100 home video releases of deteriorated quality. The film has now been restored to its full, original glory by The Museum of Modern Art and The Film Foundation, working from the original camera negative, which was carefully guarded over the years by the members of Image Ten, the Pittsburgh partnership that originally produced it. Night of the Living Dead has long been the subject of restoration discussions after a missing copyright notice upon its original 1968 print left it open to duplication and public rerelease. Recognizing its cinematic impact immediately, MoMA first acquired an original print in 1970 for its collection. Now, decades later, the Museum presents this important motion picture in its best possible state after a painstaking audio and image restoration. “It’s an honor and a thrill to have MoMA restore and present a horror movie that I and a group of Pittsburgh friends created nearly 50 years ago,” said Romero. “After working closely with MoMA and the Film Foundation on this restoration, I know the meticulous work that has gone into creating this new restoration and I am excited to terrify new audiences and devoted fans with a version that returns our film to the quality we originally intended.” “Our annual To Save and Project festival showcases the best new restorations of masterworks and rediscoveries of world cinema. George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead set the standard for horror, and the figure of the zombie in its myriad incarnations on screens large and small. Until now, however, it has been impossible to truly appreciate the film’s formal beauty and visceral power,” said MoMA film curator and festival co-organizer Joshua Siegel. “Our state-of-the-art restoration draws upon the best original visual and audio elements previously thought to have been lost, ensuring that audiences will be able to enjoy Night of the Living Dead as originally intended by its creators for generations to come.” “The Film Foundation is thrilled that George Romero’s groundbreaking film is being restored from the original camera negative and track. We hope this will allow a new generation to experience the film and appreciate the elements that made it so innovative at the time, and give it continued power and relevance today. George Romero’s involvement in the restoration means that this version will be definitive, and the only one that truly reflects his vision,” said Margaret Bodde, executive director of The Film Foundation. The film was restored by The Museum of Modern Art and The Film Foundation with funding provided by the George Lucas Family Foundation. The restoration was overseen by George A. Romero and Image Ten—most especially, Gary Streiner, Russ Streiner, and John Russo—with restoration work done by Cineric Inc, NYC, and Audio Mechanics, Burbank, CA. Among its many influences, Romero’s film is credited with creating the zombie as we know it today: the reanimated corpse with a taste for the living, seen in everything from The Walking Dead to Shaun of the Dead. Despite its humble Pittsburgh working-class origins, exploitation genre ties, and inadequate handling by the original distributor, Night of the Living Dead has set numerous precedents for motion pictures throughout the world. It was the first film of its kind to cast an African American actor as the lead character based solely on the strength of his performance, and tramples widely held taboos of the time—from respect for the dead and authority figures to traditional family relationships and the narrative tradition of heroes surviving to the film’s conclusion. Night of the Living Dead premieres as part of The Museum of Modern Art’s 14th annual edition of To Save and Project, an international festival dedicated to celebrating newly preserved and restored films from archives, studios, distributors, foundations, and independent filmmakers. Running from November 2 through 23, 2016, To Save and Project is organized by Joshua Siegel, Curator, and Dave Kehr, Adjunct Curator, Department of Film, The Museum of Modern Art. Tickets for all screenings are available two weeks prior to their screening date, beginning October 19. Tickets for the first screening of Night of the Living Dead will go on sale October 22. Special thanks to Giulia D'Agnolo Vallan and Cindi Rowell for their assistance on this exhibition.
Added By spookydaz 21st October 2016
Bill Cardille Passed away at home early this morning
Sadly we hear from Lori that her father William Cardille peacefully passed away early this morning in his home, with his family, where he wanted to be. Nightofthelivingdead.net would like to send our condolences to Lori and Bill Cardille's family.
Added By spookydaz 21st July 2016
George A. Romero will get a star on the Hollywood walk of fame
Congratulations to legendary director and writer, George A. Romero on his nomination approval for a Star on the historic Hollywood Walk of Fame. George’s ceremony will be a part of the 2017 lineup of ceremonies.
Added By Spookydaz 28th June 2016
The Living Dead Weekend Coming to Evans City 2015
The Living Dead Weekend is coming to get you! Evans City October 9th to 11th 2015, The living dead will be taking over the home of Night of the Living Dead this fall, with special guests, movie screenings, costume contests, and a host of other ghoulish goings on and Spooky stuff. Check out The Living Dead Weekend Website here to find out more
Added By spookydaz 15th July 2015