“They’re coming to get you, Barbara…”
These five words unleashed a terrifying movie classic on an unsuspecting public in 1968, stunning audiences with endless nightmares. George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead
raised the bar for onscreen violence. Moviegoers were bludgeoned with horrific scenes of zombies blood-feasting on human body parts. Nothing was taboo. A six-year-old child nibbling on her daddy’s arm! Plunging a garden tool into her mother’s heart! More blood spewed onscreen than ever before! And yet, people returned for more—in hordes. The zombie movie phenomenon had officially been spawned. This is the true story of the flesh-eating classic that started it all.
Dozens of photos too shocking to be seen until now
Stomach-churning details behind the groundbreaking FX
Compelling, revealing interviews with cast and crew
The legacy of Night of the Living Dead
for today’s horror directors
“George Romero’s zombies. He influenced a whole culture.” —John Carpenter
“A new standard for horror.” —Variety
“It’s nice to see Joe Kane — aka The Phantom of the Movies — emerge from the video aisles with another book… it’s a goodie. NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD: BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE MOST TERRIFYING HORROR MOVIE EVER covers George Romero’s 1968 classic from idea to influence.”
Recognized as “the best movie critic in America” by Entertainment Weekly, Joe Kane, The Phantom of the Movies®, edited the seminal ‘70s tabloid The Monster Times, has written movie columns and reviews for The New York Daily News, publishes his own magazine, The Phantom of the Movies’ VideoScope® (established 1993), and hosts www.videoscopemag.com. He is also the author of The Phantom’s Ultimate Video Guide and The Phantom of the Movies’ VideoScope: The Ultimate Guide to the Latest, Greatest, and Weirdest Genre Videos.