Night of the Living Dead 3D is a 2006 horror film made in 3-D. It is the second remake of the 1968 horror classic Night of the Living Dead. The first was released in 1990 and was directed by Tom Savini from a revised screenplay by George A. Romero. Unlike the first remake, no one involved with the original is involved with this new version. The original film was never properly copyrighted, and so it has fallen into the public domain, making this remake possible with no permission from the original's creators (The original movie can actually be seen playing on TV in this version). It was released on DVD on October 9th, 2007 in 2 separate versions, the original 3D format which includes 4 pairs of Red/Blue 3D glasses, and a 2D version that does not require nor include any 3D glasses.

Plot Edit

In this new interpretation, the characters Barb and her brother Johnny arrive late for the burial of their aunt and find a zombie outbreak in progress. Barb flees the cemetery and is rescued by Ben, a local college student. The two seek refuge in the nearby marijuana farmhouse of the Cooper family (Mr. & Mrs. Cooper, their daughter, and farm hand), and attempt to live through the night along with other survivors, including the pyrophobic mortician, Gerald Tovar, Jr.

Barb and Ben leave with Tovar to what they believe is safety, while Mr. & Mrs. Cooper baricade themselves upstairs. Mr. & Mrs. Cooper commit suicide in the room with their daughter who was killed when she was discovered to be a zombie. Gerald betrays them and knocks Ben out and reveals that he was the one behind the zombies even so much as bringing his own father back and feeding him with his own blood. Barb sets the house on fire but is caught by Tovar who brings her back to the mortuary along with a knocked out Ben in the trunk. Ultimately, Tovar plans to have Barb reborn as a zombie, but Barb shoves Tovar into other zombies causing him to be eaten. Barb and Ben escape and lock the other zombies in the garage. Ben realizes that he has a tire iron that is in his chest from when he was in the trunk of the car and becomes a zombie. Barb uses the last bullet to kill him, but the zombies in the garage escape and the audience is left wondering her fate as the credits roll.

The source of the zombies are from medical experiments that Gerald Tovar, Jr. stored in his mortuary which he leaked out into his embalming materials to bring them back to life so that they could be "born again".

Living Dead
Creators: George A. RomeroJohn A. Russo
Romero/Russo film: Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Romero's Dead films: Dawn of the Dead (1978)

Day of the Dead (1985)

Land of the Dead (2005)

Diary of the Dead (2008)

Island of the Dead (2009)

Characters in The Romero Series Blades Big Daddy
Russo's Living Dead films: The Return of the Living Dead (1985) • Part II (1988) • 3 (1993) • NecropolisRave from the Grave (both 2005)
Dead series remakes: Night of the Living Dead (1990) • Dawn of the Dead (2004) • Day of the Dead (2008)
Spoofs / parodies: Night of the Living Bread (1990 short) • Shaun of the Dead (2004)
Unofficial / alternate sequels & remakes: Children of the Living DeadDay of the Dead 2: Contagium (2005) • Night of the Living Dead 3D (2006) • Zombi 2 (1979) and its sequels (1980s)
Stars: Duane Jones(NotLD '68)Judith O'Dea(NotLD '68)David Emge(DotD '78)Ken Foree(DotD '78)Lori Cardille(DayotD '85)Terry Alexander(DayotD '85)Simon Baker(LotD)John Leguizamo(LotD)Eugene Clark(LotD)Michelle Morgan(DiaryotD)
Related topics: Document of the DeadNight of the Living Dead (1977 novel) • Trioxin
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Night of the Living Dead Characters (1968)

Characters in Dawn of the Dead (1978)

Characters in Day of the Dead (1985)

List of Characters in Return of the Living Dead

List of Characters in Return of the Living Dead Pt. II

Characters in Return of the Living Dead 3

Characters in Necropolis

Characters in Rave from the Grave

Characters in Land of the Dead

Characters in Diary of the Dead