Ep. 040 – TFFP: Night of the Living Dead (1968 and 1990)

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In this episode of The Forgotten Flix Podcast, we’re taking on a double-feature of the undead as we discuss the classic Night of the Living Dead (1968) and the surprisingly effective 1990 remake!

Director: George A. Romero (1968 version); Tom Savini (1990 version)

Cast of ’68 version: Judith O’Dea, Duane Jones, Karl Hardman, Marilyn Eastman, Keith Wayne, Judith Ridley, Russell Streiner and Bill Hinzman.

Cast of ’90 version: Tony Todd, Patricia Tallman, Tom Towles, McKee Anderson, William Butler, Katie Finneran and Bill Moseley.

Synopsis: After a short stop in a rural cemetery, Barbara (Judith O’Dea in the ’68 version and Patricia Tallman in the ’90 version) finds herself outrunning the living dead! She takes refuge in an isolated farmhouse along with Ben (Duane Jones in ’68, Tony Todd in ’90) and a few other survivors. But as the night wears on, they all find themselves battling each other as much as they do the undead hoards trying to eat them.

This week’s Forgotten Flix Movie Picks are:

Darryl’s Pick:

Dawn of the Dead (2004)

Jason’s Pick:

Dawn of the Dead (2004)

Joel’s Pick:

The Dark Half (1993)

Dawn of the Dead (1978)

Special thanks to our podcast buddy Darryl for joining us on this episode! You can check out more of the awesomeness that is The Darryl at The Taylor Network!

Join us next week when our feature presentation is the classic Jim Henson-directed Labyrinth (1986) !

Featured promo: None this week.

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Night of the Living Dead (1990) Trailer

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About Joel Robertson

I'm the father of three boys and married to my high school sweetheart. I'm a former public school teacher (and still recovering from PTSD), reformed filmmaker, podcaster, writer, and fan of all things movie related.

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