Five Decades After The Original – A Direct Sequel To NOTLD May Be On The Way

This has been quite the year for George Romero’s seminal zombie film – Night of the Living Dead – credited with igniting the genres passion for the stumbling, shambling, groaning undead. Unless you’ve been under a rock – there is no way you could have missed all the festivities that this year has brought – but this news may eclipse all else.

After all these years – a direct sequel to Romero’s classic may be in the works.

From the original story from BD:

“Night of the  Living  Dead  first brought zombies to the silver screen in 1968. The world was unprepared for the film’s flesh starved ghouls, which resulted in a groundbreaking and commercial success. It remains  one of the most influential and revered horror films of all time  and now sits in  the  Library  of  Congress  and  the  Museum  of  Modern  Art for  its  cultural  significance.  Written by John A. Russo and directed by George A. Romero,  Night of the  Living  Dead  created the foundation for the five  Return of the  Living  Dead  films that gave us TARMAN and his famous catch phrase “More Brains!”, popularizing brain eating zombies and defining the modern dark comedy-horror genre in the process. Romero’s Trilogy of the  Dead  series also owes its roots to the classic. In addition,  Night of the  Living  Dead  is  not only credited with spawning a generation of zombie films, but all modern horror films.”

Night of the Living Dead’s place on the Mt. Rushmore of horror films is known by most horror fans and people all over the world. But, unknown to most is that in the 1970’s, the original writers and producers of Night of the Living Dead penned a sequel to their masterpiece. A sequel that inexplicably has gone unproduced for over forty years — until now. Living Dead Media has brushed away the dirt from this amazing follow up to a classic and brought together a great team to produce the new film.”

No official word on when or where production will kick off but – just the fact that we are discussing this is beyond cool. Got our eye on this one and updates will be headed your way as warranted.



Dave Dreher
Co-Founder / Lead News Reporter at Gruesome Magazine
Dave is co-founder and lead news reporter for Gruesome. Dave has built his resume working for Diabolique Magazine, The Horror Channel,, House of Horrors and Creature Corner. He has worked with Tom Savini on his official site since 1997 and is also co-host of the popular podcast Horror News Radio.