George Romero Has Found 9 Minutes of Lost Night of the Living Dead Footage
Just when you thought you had memorized every last zombie groan and grunt in Night of the Living Dead, George Romero’s genre-defining horror classic, the 75-year-old director has discovered nine minutes of lost footage.
Earlier this month, Romero was in Maryland for Monster-Mania Con, where he shared that he recently unearthed a 16mm work print of the film, which features approximately nine minutes of previously thought-to-be-lost footage at the jump cut in the basement, including “the largest zombie scene in the film.”
Romero found the print while assisting Martin Scorsese on a new restoration of the film. Though details on Marty’s plans for the movie are scarce (the assumption is that it will be released on Blu-ray), horror fans are hopeful that the zombie movie to end all zombie movies will be reassembled with the never-before-seen scene firmly intact ... regardless of how Barbra might react.
[h/t Atlas Obscura]