The film that began it all. "Night of the Living Dead" has gone on to give inspiration to countless of filmmakers to resurrect the living dead back to life. We all know that it is a clasc and will be held in high regard forever. Another documentary is coming which will take us deeper into the film’s roots.
The documentary is called "Birth of the Living Dead" (formerly called Year of the Dead) and it is directed by Rob Kuhns. Here are some early details on this project as well as a trailer which you will find within links down below.
"Synops: In 1968 a young college drop-out named George A. Romero directed a low budget horror film that shocked the world and became an icon of the counterculture – “Night of the Living Dead.”
“Year of the Living Dead,” a new documentary, shows how Romero gathered an unlikely team of Pittsburghers — policemen, iron workers, teachers, ad-men, housewives and a roller-rink owner — to shoot, with a revolutionary guerrilla, run-and-gun style, his seminal film. During that process Romero and his team created an entirely new and horribly chilling monster – one that was undead and feasted upon human flesh. The “zombie” became its own genre worth billions of dollars that continues to this day.
This new documentary also immerses audiences into the ngular time in which “Night” was shot. Archival footage of the horrors of Vietnam and racial violence at home combined with iconic muc from the 60s invites viewers to experience how Romero’s tumultuous film reflected this period in American history. “Year of the Living Dead” shows us how this young filmmaker created a world-renowned horror film that was also a profound inght into how our society really works."
For more information, click the blue link to access their official Facebook page or check out the Official-Webte. Both of which have a trailer video to peer into this upcoming documentary.Source- Horror-Movies.ca