Fifty-one years ago today, October 1, 1968, an army of the recently deceased with a hankering for live human flesh stalked their first victims in rural Pennsylvania. (*)
The horrific events, captured for all time in stark black-and-white, appeared in the cult classic, Director George Romero’s “The Night of the Living Dead.” (*)
In remembrance of this frightening film, we ask today’s TriviaTuesday question:
What other title was considered before settling on “Night of the Living Dead”?
Answer: According to IMDB.com., “one of the working titles … was ‘Night of Anubis.’ Anubis is the god of embalming/mummifying in the ancient Egyptian (Kemetan) religion. The title was changed once [Director] George A. Romero learned that very few understood the [Egyptian] reference.” (**)
Today we’re still haunted by the gruesomeness of the zombies’ appetites and the panic they inflicted among their would-be appetizers. Let’s face it, the Keystone State is not that far away...
(*) “2019 Chases’s Calendar of Events.” Available at MidPointe Library.
(**) “Night of the Living Dead Trivia” on IMDB.com:
Photos from Google Images.
With Halloween a few weeks away, consider MidPointe Library your source of scary entertainment! If you’re a fan of “Night of the Living Dead,” find it on MidPointe’s films catalog!
Go to: www.midpointelibrary.org > Catalog Search > Night of the Living Dead (or) George Romero
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