See, they installed that cemetery sign and like every rural sign, within minutes someone blasted it with a shotgun.
  — Michael J. Nelson

The movie

Main article: Night of the Living Dead (film)

A disparate group of people find themselves trapped in a house surrounded by the living dead.

Obscure references

  • "You know, this guy was the inspiration for Beaker on The Muppet Show."
Beaker is a tall, thin muppet who first appeared in the second season of The Muppet Show. Mike is reminded of him by actor/producer Russell Streiner.
  • "A brief Joe Cocker impression, there."
Joe Cocker was a singer known for his shambling on-stage performances, which Mike compares to one of the zombie's movements.
  • "The zombie Jiminy Glick!"'
Jiminy Glick is a fictional film reviewer portrayed by comedian Martin Short. Glick is portrayed as obese, wearing a tight belt, like the zombie Mike is highlighting. In the colorized version of the film, the zombie's hair also resembles Glick's.
  • "Folks, uh, there is a lot of movie left, so now might be a good time to go ahead and make yourself a Zombie."
A Zombie is a type of cocktail. Mike's recipe does not follow the International Bartenders Association guidelines.

Behind the scenes

  • Night of the Living Dead is the second film released by Legend Films with special commentary by Michael J. Nelson. Like Reefer Madness, the commentary is a combination of comedic riffs and actual production information.

Video releases

Night of the Living Dead was initially released on DVD by 20th Century Fox, under the "Off-Color Films" brand, with a few extras in addition to the Mike Nelson commentary.[1]

  • Both restored Black-and-White and Colorized versions
  • Separated at Death - Celebrity Zombie Game
  • Vintage Horror Trailers


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