A tribute to George A. Romero: The Romero-thon featuring Day of the Dead, Creepshow & the FREE screening of Night of the Living Dead
Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 5:00pm
1 hour 36 mins
There is panic throughout the nation as the dead suddenly come back to life. The film follows a group of characters who barricade themselves in an old farmhouse in an attempt to remain safe from these flesh eating monsters.
George A. Romero
Karl Hardman & Russell W. Streiner
John A. Russo & George A. Romero
Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea, Karl Hardman
About the Director
Night of the Living Dead was completed on a $114,000 budget and premiered October 1,1968. The film became a financial success, grossing $12 million domestically and $18 million internationally. It has been a cult classic ever since. Night of the Living Dead was heavily criticized at its release for its explicit gore. It eventually garnered critical acclaim and has been selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Film Registry, as a film deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". Night of the Living Dead led to five subsequent films between 1978 and 2010, also directed by Romero, and inspired two remakes; the most well-known remake was released in 1990, directed by Tom Savini.