NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD 1990 POSTERS
Night of the Living Dead 1990ís
unimaginative posters could have aided in its unimpressive box office
business. The art in the United States, Italy, Spain, Germany, France and
Poland were used the same painting from Columbia Studios: A parade of
scarecrow-like zombies approach a hilltop house; a red eye looms between
the title graphic above.
The United Kingdom borrowed the American
video poster artwork for their theatrical release adding "In 1971
George Romero brought you to the edge of terror. In 1993 he is about to
push you overÖ"
The ultimate design would have to be
the Japanese scheme which utilized a composite of film stills to create a
collaged zombie crowd on a purple background. Australia's video
poster (16x31) also is notable for its use of a single still (zombie
struggle in the cemetery).
Fangoria magazine issued a 11x31
blow-up of the cemetery zombie in Issue #101 and a 11x23 blow-up of the
window zombie in Issue #10 of Bloody Best of Fangoria.
The American press kit included just 3
black and white 8x10's: zombies in original (shorts zombie and
group)/Zombies in remake by truck, Harry and Barbara struggle with gun by
window, George Romero. The folder art is a cruder version of the US
one-sheet. Six 35mm slides: Cemetery zombie, McGruder being held off by
Ben, zombies by truck and torch, zombies covering countryside at night,
Harry and Barb struggle with arms through window and Romero close-up. These
complete kits are $10-20 now.
Shots in the Spanish set of 8 color 9x13's included an advancing cemetery
zombie, zombies pursuing Barbara, Sarah behind Helen, Sarah about to bite,
the strangers outside of farmhouse with guns, housewife zombie, bikers
with zombie in ring and Barbara walking by posse dragging body. Similar
shots were issued in France but with a few close-up zombie shots.
Twelve color 9x11 or 11x14 lobby cards came from Germany: Johnny and
Barbara struggle with cemetery ghoul, zombies pursuing Barbara, Barbara
with Uncle Rege behind her, Tom, Judy and Barbara fend off zombies by
window, Barbara (in tanktop) and Harry fend off window, Barbara and Helen
look outside window, Helen and zombified Sarah behind her, Ben and Barbara
over dead cop zombie, dollís mom zombie, Barbara by truck, bikers with
zombie in ring, Barbara walking by posse dragging body. As expected,
Japanese program books were produced with the style A poster art and 24
pages of mainly black and white photos.