My memories of George Romero's original Night of the Living Dead are of my brother and I staying up late to watch it on Bob Wilkins' Creature Feature show in the '70s after wolfing down a Salisbury Steak Mystery Meat Hungryman TV dinner and herding our Golden Retrievers inside for protection against shambling zombies.
That threat returns with the indie horror flick, Night of the Living Dead: Genesis, featuring the actual Barbra, played by Judith O'Dea, reprising her role as the tormented girl that shuffling deadheads just love to come get!
Since Romero's seminal film is in the public domain, this is an unofficial prequel/sequel reimagining that pays homage to the original by injecting some of the unintentional camp and no-budget craziness seen in the source material. Since Barbra was a tender feast for the undead in the first film, it will be interesting to see how she got out of that putrefying predicament. Hey, if Glenn did it on The Walking Dead, why not her? Directed by Matt Cloude, Night of the Living Dead: Genesis also stars Sarah Snyder, Mike Lord, Sr. and Cyrus Samson.
Here's the slim but official synopsis:
Night of the Living Dead: Genesis pays homage to the timeless classic while expanding upon its storyline to explore more of the night when the dead began to rise.
There's no release date yet but we'll keep you posted. Have a look at the first bloody trailer and tell us if this looks appetizing to you.
(Via Dread Central)