At any rate, George A. Romero, the movie's co-writer and director, has passed away at age 77 after a brief battle with lung cancer.
He knew how to do the zombie right, too. I think that all of the "zombie rules" can be traced back to his "Living Dead" movies, as well. And he was no fan of "The Walking Dead," as the article shows.
They're coming to get you, Barbara... ;-)
George A. Romero, 'Night of the Living Dead' creator, dies at 77 - LA Times