Night of the Living Dead

1990

Night of the Living Dead

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Makeup wizard Tom Savini's color remake of George A. Romero's 1968 classic follows the original almost shot-for-shot, so quality comparisons are somewhat pointless. The film was clearly made for younger viewers who refuse to watch black-and-white films, no matter how good they may be. The result is passable, but the very fact that the original was made 22 years before makes this version seem almost dated in its restraint. By the time of its release, Romero had already geometrically raised the gore quotient with Dawn of the Dead (1978) and Day of the Dead (1985), so Savini's starting back at square one further lessened the impact of this pointless retread. If this version has anything to offer, it is Patricia Tallman's engaging lead performance as a gun-toting independent woman, one of this film's few elements not lifted wholesale from Romero.

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Cast

Katie Finneran
as Judy Rose
Katie Finnerman
as Judy Rose
Bill Moseley
as Johnnie
Bill Cardille
as TV Interviewer
Zachary Mott
as Bulldog
Pat Reese
as The Mourner
William Cameron
as The Newsman
Pat Logan
as Uncle Rege
Berle Ellis
as The Flaming Zombie
Greg Funk
as Cemetary Zombie
Tim Carrier
as Autopsy Zombie
John Hamilton
as Crowbar Zombie
Dyrk Ashton
as Truck Zombie
Jordan Berlant
as Porch Zombie
Albert Shellhammer
as Cousin Satchel
Jay McDowell
as Front Door Zombie
Walter Berry
as McGruder
Kendal Kraft
as Bob Evans Zombie
David Grace
as Policeman Zombie
Stacie Foster
as Doll's Mom Zombie
Charles Crawley
as Window Zombie
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