Following an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia S.W.A.T. team members, a traffic reporter, and his television executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall.
Having recently witnessed the horrific results of a top secret project to bring the dead back to life, a distraught youth performs the operation on his girlfriend after she's killed in a motorcycle accident.
James T. Callahan,
A remake of George Romero's 1968 black-and-white classic that begins in a cemetery, as the recently-dead return to life - from an unknown cause - and attack the living as their prey. One woman escapes the frightening zombies to take refuge with others in a farmhouse, as every cadaver for miles around hungers for their flesh. Will they make it through the night...that the dead came back to life?Written by
To avoid an NC-17 rating, Savini had to cut several scenes from the film. Savini attributed the film's lack of popularity among horror fans to these cuts. A Blu-ray version was released in a limited edition of 3,000 in October 2012 by Twilight Time. Australian film distributor Umbrella Entertainment released a special edition of the film featuring a restored print, alongside the 1968 original on Blu-ray in April 2016 See more »
When Ben and Barbara are visiting the cemetery to say hello to mother they run into their first Zombie. In the scrum that proceeds the zombies first lunge at Barbara, Ben tries to protect his little sister and is apparently bitten. When looked at closely however you will notice that the zombie's teeth never come very close to making contact with Ben's arm or even his tweed jacket yet he belts out a scream as if he's in pain from the zombie's dental damage. See more »
They're coming to get you, Barbara!
They don't like being awaken this way!
Why do you have to be so mean?
'Cause I'm your older brother. Being mean and heartless is part of the job.
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Bill Moseley's name is misspelled during the credits. See more »
The first cut of the film was given an "X" rating by the MPAA. Several cuts were made to ensure an R rating: mostly head shots to zombies, and a shot of a zombie exploding (when Tom shoots it from the back of the truck with a shotgun). See more »
This film really isn't a good idea. The original film is a classic, and there's very little you can do to improve it, outside of making Barbara a stronger personality, which they did. Colour and more modern effects really end up doing little benefit. Given that this film is a terrible idea, it's refreshingly okay. It adds precious little to the original film, but it also manages to do it a bit of justice without sullying its memory. Oddly enough, it's populated with better actors, but has worse acting. The fighting between Ben and Cooper is pitched to ridiculous extremes, and given some plot changes, is even more pointless than in the original film. Worth a look.
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