After a satellite falls from the sky, the radiation causes the recently deceased to rise from the dead zombies. These bloodthirsty, undead zombies search for living people to feast upon. They come upon a farmhouse with plenty of living souls hiding out in there.
(96 minutes, Black and White)

Starring: Duane Jones, Judith O’Dea, Karl Hardman
Directed by: George A. Romero

Resources: IMDB: Wikipedia: Turner Classic Movies: Rotten Tomatoes: NY Times Movies

Trivia:

1. Night of the Living Dead was labeled as the “most profitable horror film ever, produced outside the walls of a major studio”

2. Was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Film Registry as a film deemed “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant”

3. The initial budget was $6,000 with the ten members of the production company investing, Image Ten eventually raised approximately $114,000 for the budget.

 

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