"The Night of the Living Dead," a spine-tingling science-fiction horror film.
The story of the dead who as a result of man's atomic research, rise from the grave and attack the living, "The Night of the Living Dead" stars Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea and Marilyn Eastman. It was produced by Russell Streiner and Karl Hardman and directed by George A. Romero.
It is released by Continental, the motion picture division of the Walter Reade Organization.
Two Pittsburgh-born performers who left home in search of show business careers, returned to Pittsburgh to make their motion picture debuts as stars of the Walter Reade Organization's "The Night of the Living Dead" which opened in 1968.
Duane Jones left Pittsburgh first for college and then to study at New York's famous Actors Studio.Judith O'Dea left in the other direction- for Hollywood-where she pursued a career in television and on the stage.
But casting directors have long memories and both stars were called back to Pittsburgh for their starring roles in the film which was produced by a local company, Image Ten, Inc.
"The Night of the Living Dead" stars Marilyn Eastman in addition to Mr. Jones and Miss O'Dea. It was directed by George A. Romero.