Zombies take on... Everything
Zombies take on... Everything

Night of the Living Dead

  • Released On October 1, 1968
  • Filming Took Place In & Near Evans City, Pennsylvania                     From June To December Of 1967
  • "Night Of Anubis" & "Night Of The Flesh Eaters"                     Both Served As Working Titles During Production
  • NotLD Was Filmed On 35mm Black & White Film
  • NotLD Is The First Full-Length Feature Film                     Directed By George A. Romero
  • Evans City Cemetery Opens The Film

Groans Moans & Quotes

Radio- Ladies and gentlemen, we're coming back on the air after an interruption due to technical probl...
Johnny- There's nothing wrong with the radio. Must of been the station.
Barbra- I think you complain just to hear yourself talk.
Johnny- They're coming to get you, Barbra.
Barbra- Stop it. You're Ignorant.
Johnny- They're coming for you, Barbra.
Barbra- Stop it. You're acting like a child.
Johnny- They're coming for you. Look. There comes one of them now.
Barbra- You can...

Here he comes now. I'm getting out of here.

Barbra- Johnny...
Ben- The truck is out of gas. This pump out here's locked, is there a key? We can try to get out of here if we get some gas. Is there a key?
Ben- We've gotta get out of here. We have to get where there's some other people. Maybe, maybe, better take some food. I'll see if I can find some food.
Barbra- What's happening?
Ben- What do you think's happening?
Barbra- What's happening?
Ben- Two of them. There are two of them out there. Have you seen any more around here? I can take care of those two.
Barbra- I don't know.
Ben- I know you're afraid, but we have...
Barbra- I don't know. I don't know! What's happening!?!
Ben- They know we're in here now.
Ben- Look, God Damn It!... Look, I know you're afraid. I'm afraid, too.
Ben- They're afraid of fire. I found that out.
Ben- There's a radio in the truck. I'd jumped in to listen to it but a big gasoline truck came screaming right across the road. Well there must of been 10 15 of those things chasing after it. Grabbing and holding on.

Because of the obvious threat to untold numbers of citizens and because of the crisis which is even now developing, this radio station will remain on the air. Day and night. This station and hundreds of other radio and TV stations throughout this part of the country are pulling their resources through an emergency network hookup to keep you informed of all developments. At this hour we repeat these are the facts as we know them. There is an epidemic of mass murder being committed by a virtual army of unidentified assassins.

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Radio- Civil defense officials in Cumberland told news men that murder victims show evidence of having been partially devoured by their murderers.
Tom- Hold it. Don't shoot. We're from town.
Harry- A radio.

How long you guys been down there?

I coulda used some help up here.

Harry- That's the cellar. It's the safest place.
Ben- You mean you didn't hear the racket we were making up here?

How were we supposed to know what was going on?

It coulda been those things for all we knew.

Ben- That girl was screaming. Surely you must know what a girl screaming sounds like. Those things don't make any noise. Anybody would know somebody's in need of help.
Helen- Why don't you do something to help somebody?
Ben- I don't want to hear any more from you mister. If you want to stay up here you take orders from me! And that includes leaving the girl alone.
TVReporter- It has been established that persons who have recently died have been returning to life and committing acts of murder. A wide spread investigation of reports from funeral homes, morgues, and hospitals has concluded that the unburied dead are coming back to life and seeking human victims.
TVReporter-  Why are space experts being consulted about an earth bound emergency? So far all the betting to the answer to that question centers on the recent Explorer Satellite shot to Venus. That satellite you recall started back to Earth but never got here. That's the space vehicle which orbited Venus and then was purposely destroyed by NASA when scientists discovered it was carrying a mysterious high level radiation with it. Could that radiation be somehow responsible for the wholesale murders we are now suffering?

TV Reporter-

Dr. Grimes, your entire staff, I know, has been working very hard to find some solution to these things that are happening. Do you have any answers at this time?
Dr. Grimes- Yes, we have some answers. But first let me stress the importance of seeking medical attention for anyone who's been injured in any way. We don't know yet what complications might result from such injuries.
Ben- How bad has your kid been hurt?
Helen- I... sh...
Ben- Look, you go down there and tell, is it Judy? Yeah, you tell Judy to come up here and you stay with the kid, alright?
Helen- They want you upstairs. Did she ask for me?
Judy- She hasn't said anything.
Helen- I don't understand... Baby, it's mommy.
Karen- I hurt.
Judy- I'll come back down as soon as I find out what they want. 
Helen- Thank you, Judy.
Dr. Grimes-

The body should be disposed of at once.

Preferably by cremation. 

TVReporter- Well, how long after death then does the body become reactivated?
Dr. Grimes- It's only a matter of minutes.
TVReporter- Minutes? Well that doesn't give people time to make any arrangements.
Dr. Grimes- No. You're right. It doesn't give them time to make funeral arrangements. The bodies must be carried to the streets and and and burned. They must be burned immediately. Soak them with gasoline and burn them. The buree will have to forgo the dubious comforts that a funeral service will give. They're just dead flesh and dangerous.
Tom- I found some fruit jars in the cellar. And there's a key on here that's labeled for the gas pump out back.
Tom- Come on, let's get outta here. Come on. Come on.
Judy- My jackets caught.
Ben- I oughtta drag you out there and feed you to those things.

I can carry the kid. What's wrong with her?

How'd she get hurt?

Helen- One of those things grabbed her...
Harry- Bit her on the arm.
Helen- What's wrong?

Who knows what kind of diseases those things carry.

Is she conscience?

Helen- Barely.
Harry- She can't walk. She's too weak.
TVReporter- The Survival Command Center at the Pentagon has disclosed that a ghoul can be killed by a shot in the head or a heavy blow to the skull. Officials are quoted as explaining that since the brain of a ghoul has been activated by the radiation, the plan is: kill the brain and you kill the ghoul.
Chief McClelland-

Hit him in the head. Right between the eyes.

Good shot. Ok he's dead, let's go get him.

That's another one for the fire.

All Dialogue Quoted Is From Night of the Living Dead, co-written by

George A. Romero & John A. Russo.