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Night of the Living Dead (1990) - Tom Savini

George Romero's classic Night of the Living Dead from 1968 is  a fantastic movie in it's own right. It goes without saying that it is a highly regarded piece of horror cinema, that served as an inspiration to so many actors and horror enthusiasts. One of which was Tom Savini, the horror effects guru of Hollywood. At the time it seemed that Tom Savini had gotten together a group of quasi-nobodies in the horror game. Bill Mosley, Tony Todd, Patricia Tallman, Tom Toweles, and William Butler all came together to both pay tribute and update this cornerstone in Zombie horror.
The film is mostly a shot for shot remake with an emphasis on the new gory effects. Barbara and Ben take refuge inside of an old creepy house from a horde of hungry zombies outside. They find a refugee family and couple living in the basement. Now, together they must work together to survive the onslaught of undead that hordes around the house. This is all parallel with the original Living Dead. Savini did a re…