Birth of the Living Dead (2013)

Birth of the Living Dead
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 16mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords 1960s, behind the scenes, film, filmmaker, filmmaking, informational, Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, pop culture, zombie
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Rob Kuhns Producer n/a 3 3000001
Rob Kuhns Director n/a 2 2000001
Esther Cassidy Producer n/a 3 3000002
Larry Fessenden Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Rob Kuhns Editor n/a 172 7000001
Rob Kuhns Writer n/a 120782 4000001
Mark Harris Actor Himself 1 1000008
Jason Zinoman Actor Himself 1 1000007
Gale Anne Hurd Actor Herself 1 1000003
Larry Fessenden Actor Himself 1 1000002
Elvis Mitchell Actor Himself 1 1000004
Sam Pollard Actor Himself 1 1000005
Chiz Schultz Actor Himself 1 1000006
George Romero Actor Himself 1 1000001
Synopsis
In 1968 a young college drop-out named George A. Romero directed "Night of the Living Dead," a low budget horror film that shocked the world, became an icon of the counterculture and spawned a zombie industry worth billions of dollars that continues to this day. This 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. It also immerses audiences into the singular time in which the horror film was shot. Archival footage of the horrors of Vietnam and racial violence at home, combined with iconic music from the 1960s, invites viewers to experience how Romero's tumultuous film reflected this period in American history.