George A. Romero’s
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD
Resurrected in the film’s first-ever major restoration – opening Friday, Oct 13, 2017 at New York’s Film Forum, followed by a national rollout.
Producer Russ Streiner, actor/sound engineer Gary Streiner and screenwriter John Russo in-person opening weekend!
Watch the new trailer here!
“One of the best horror films ever made.”
– Andrew Sarris, The Village Voice
“George Romero was the father of modern horror movies.”
– John Carpenter
“It would be fun to be able to dismiss this as undoubtedly the best movie ever made in Pittsburgh, but it also happens to be one of the most gruesomely terrifying movies ever made.”
– Pauline Kael
The film’s first-ever major restoration of George A. Romero’s zombie groundbreaker NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD opens on October 13 at New York’s Film Forum, followed by a national rollout.
Shot outside of Pittsburgh at a fraction of the cost of a Hollywood feature by a band of filmmakers determined to make their mark, George A. Romero’s NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD is one of the great stories of independent cinema: a midnight hit turned box-office smash that became one of the most influential films of all time. A deceptively simple tale of a group of strangers trapped in a farmhouse who find themselves fending off a horde of flesh-eating ghouls newly arisen from their graves, Romero’s claustrophobic vision of a late-sixties America (literally) tearing itself apart rewrote the rules of the horror genre, combined gruesome gore with acute social commentary, and quietly broke ground by casting a black actor (Duane Jones) in the lead role. After decades of poor-quality prints and video transfers, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD can finally be seen for the immaculately crafted film that it is thanks to a new 4K restoration, scanned from the original camera negative and supervised by Romero himself. Stark, haunting, and more relevant than ever, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD is back.
FILM FORUM IN-PERSONS OPENING WEEKEND:
Friday, October 13 at 7:30PM: Q&A with producer Russ Streiner, actor/sound engineer Gary Streiner, and screenwriter John Russo.
Friday, October 13 at 10:00PM: Introduction by producer Russ Streiner.
Saturday, October 14 at 1:00PM: Introduction by screenwriter John Russo
ABOUT THE NEW 4K RESTORATION
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD was restored by The Museum of Modern Art and The Film Foundation. Funding provided by the George Lucas Family Foundation and the Celeste Bartos Fund for Film Preservation. The restoration was overseen by George A. Romero and Image Ten – most especially, Gary Streiner, Russ Streiner, and John Russo – with restoration work done by Cineric Inc, NYC, and Audio Mechanics, Burbank, CA.