Night of the Living Dead (1990)

Rating: 7/10

Dir: Tom Savini
Star: Tony Todd, Patricia Tallman, Tom Towles, McKee Anderson

[10] If you liked the original, you’ll probably hate this remake but I’m not really a fan of Romero’s first zombie pic – a milestone film that looks badly dated and cheap now – so found this fun. Savini drags NotLD into the 80’s: not quite the 90’s, but significantly further on. The original plot needs no description, and is almost exactly reproduced, though tweaked (especially towards the end) to keep your interest going. ‘Barbara’ is beefed up to almost Sigourney Weaver standard and the gore is too, though it’s well short of Dawn or Day. About the only change that I felt didn’t help was the removal of 95% of the TV scenes, which for me were one of the original’s strong points.