They’re coming to get you, Barbara! Celebrate 50 years of Living Dead by seeing the completely restored and remastered version of NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD in theatres. The iconic film that started the zombie genre and shaped modern horror movies as we know and love them today is playing at an AMC near you October 24 and 25 only.
Directed by horror legend George A. Romero, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD is a deceptively simple tale of a group of strangers trapped in a farmhouse, who find themselves fending off a horde of recently dead, flesh-eating ghouls. “The story was an allegory written to draw a parallel between what people are becoming and the idea that people are operating on many levels of insanity that are only clear to themselves,” Romero said in a 1972 interview with Filmmakers Newsletter Magazine.
The film was gutsy for its time — and not just in the literal sense. In one fell swoop, Romero masterfully combined gruesome gore with acute social commentary, rewrote the rules of the horror genre and quietly broke ground by casting a black actor (Duane Jones) in its lead role.
For this special 50th anniversary Fathom event, fans can see the stunning restoration of NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD from the original camera negative, a product of the original filmmakers collaborating with the Museum of Modern Art and the George Lucas Family Foundation.
The remastered version is more visually striking and terrifying than ever. If you haven't seen this film in theatres, you haven't truly seen NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD as it was intended: in the dark, on the big screen, surrounded by screams.
Prepare for total terror. Get your tickets to NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, playing October 24 and 25, at AMC today.
We want you to have fun at the event, but safety is paramount. Please note that attending in costume is fine; however, masks, face-concealing makeup, fake weapons, as well as any costumes that conceal what you are carrying, your natural body shape or face are strictly prohibited.