Zombie Film Fridays: Night of the Living Dead (1990)

So how can I feature the original and not talk about the 1990 remake of Night of the Living Dead? I saw this film shortly after it was released and I have to say it doesn’t carry the same punch as Romero’s original black and white version. I think I prefer Judith O’Dea’s portrayal of Barbara over the character’s re-invention in the remake. It’s still a good film, but there was something haunting about the original.

In this remake of the original classic film, a group of people are trapped inside a farmhouse as legions of the walking dead try to get inside and use them for food.

My Rating: A

Interesting Facts: The car driven by Johnny at the beginning of the film was owned by Tom Savini and according to the director it was the first car he bought after meeting with success and it broke his heart to wreck it during filming; director Tom Savini has known Patricia Tallman since they went to college together. He chose to cast her because of her strong-willed demeanor; and it contains numerous references to Dawn of the Dead (1978).

And now it’s time for the trailer!

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4 thoughts on “Zombie Film Fridays: Night of the Living Dead (1990)

  1. Quite a good remake, and there is a new approach to the story and characters. Romero’s original is still my favourite though, although this remake is still worth a look.

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