George Romero’s classic Night of the Living Dead (1968), one of the greatest horror movies ever made.
One of the finest two minutes in modern cinema and one of the most terrifying horror movies ever made. God-damn that movie was scary!
Reporter: Are they slow-moving, chief?
Chief McLellan: Yeah…They dead. They’re all messed up.
Believe it or not, those lines were not in the script. They were made up and ad-libbed right on the spot while shooting.
RIP to whoever that actor was who played the sheriff. He might still be around, but I doubt it. He’d be about 90 by now.
Update: The actor’s name is George Kosana. He was one of the original investors for the movie, and he also got a bit part. When he was not acting, he worked in a steel mill in Pennsylvania, a job that eventually killed him. He was 33 years old when he starred in this movie. He died only two years ago at age 81. He shot his last film, My Uncle John Is a Zombie!, in which he once again starred as Sheriff McLellan, the very year that he died.
P. S. George Romero is the Godhead. Let us all bow down before him for just one moment.