Night of the Living Dead is essential. It’s the first zombie movie (don’t @me with White Zombie). Romero didn’t call them zombies at the time. It’s unusual that a whole subgenre pops up overnight. Romero would go on to flesh out his zombie world with 5 more films: Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead, Land of the Dead, Diary of the Dead, and Survival of the Dead. While Romero passed away in 2017, his influence will be felt through the horror genre always. Night of the Animated Dead will do its best to honor Romero’s vision.
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This fall, Night of the Animated Dead seeks to re-imagine Romero’s work in a new way: animated, of course. The voice cast is spectacular, you’ve got Josh Duhamel as Harry Cooper. Dulé Hill as Ben. Katharine Isabelle as Barbara. James Roday Rodriguez as Tom. Katee Sackhoff as Judy. Will Sasso as Sheriff McClelland. Jimmi Simpson as Johnny and Nancy Travis as Helen Cooper. That’s an absolutely stacked cast!
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