They’re coming to get you Barbara! Fathom Events is bringing Romero’s zombies back to the big screen in October!
What better way to celebrate the Halloween season and the 50th Anniversary of George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead than going to the movies! Fathom Events is bringing the zombie classic back to the big screen on Oct. 24 and Oct. 25.
Audiences will be given the chance to see a remastered version of Night of the Living Dead, which is a restored version from the original camera negative. It’s interesting to note that the first theatrical release of the zombie film was on Oct 1, 1968, at the Fulton Theater in Pittsburgh.
It’s no secret that George A. Romero changed the zombie genre forever with Night of the Living Dead. Not only did it change the horror genre, but it also told filmmakers that movies didn’t have to be made in a major studio to be a box-office hit!
The cast of Night of the Living Dead included Duane Jones, Judith O’Dea, Karl Hardman, Marilyn Eastman, Russell Streiner, and even Chilly Billy from Chiller Theater was in the movie!
Night of the Living Dead spawned several popular sequels, Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead, Land of the Dead, Diary of the Dead, and Survival of the Dead. There was also a 1990 remake by Tom Savini too, which starred Tony Todd and Patricia Tallman in the title roles of Ben and Barbra. Can’t forget that Bill Moseley played Johnny either.
So for those who love zombies, you need to go and see Night of the Living Dead on the big screen! To see where the closest theater is to your location, you can click here and search which places will be screening the classic.
Will you be going to the movies to see Night of the Living Dead on the big screen in October? Share your thoughts about this zombie news in the comments!