WATCH "Night of the Living Dead" (1968) Remastered in High Definition – 3 More Days Till Halloween
NOTLD premiered on October 1, 1968, and was made on a $114,000 budget. After decades of cinematic re-releases, it grossed some $12 million domestically and $30 million internationally. The movie was was heavily criticized during its release because of its explicit content and similarities to the ongoing Vietnam war. However, it eventually received critical acclaim and was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Film Registry as a film deemed “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant.