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Night of the Living Dead Quotes

Night of the Living Dead is a television program that first aired in 1970 . Night of the Living Dead ended its run in 1970.

It features Russell Streiner, and Karl Hardman as producer, and George A. Romero (uncredited) as head of cinematography.

Night of the Living Dead is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of Night of the Living Dead is 96 minutes long. Night of the Living Dead is distributed by Walter Reade.

The cast includes: Marilyn Eastman as Ben, Charles Craig as Newscaster, Karl Hardman as Harry Cooper, Keith Wayne as Tom, Marilyn Eastman as Helen Cooper, and Kyra Schon as Karen Cooper.

Night of the Living Dead Quotes

Marilyn Eastman as Ben

  • (Marilyn Eastman) "You know a place back down the road called Beekman's? Beekman's Diner? Anyhow, that's where I found that truck I have out there. There's a radio in the truck. I jumped in to listen, when a big gasoline truck came screaming right across the road. There must've been ten, fifteen of those things chasing after it, grabbing and holding on. Now, I didn't see them at first. I could just see that the truck was moving in a funny way. Those things were catching up to it. Truck went right across the road. I slammed on my breaks to keep from hitting it myself. It went right through the guard rail. I guess; guess the driver must've cut off the road into that gas station by Beekman's Diner. It went right through the billboard, ripped over a gas pump, and never stopped moving. By now it was like a moving bonfire. Didn't know if the truck was going to explode or what. I still hear the man -- screaming. These things, just backing away from it. I looked back at the diner to see if; if there was anyone there who could help me. That's when I noticed that the entire place had been encircled. There wasn't a sign of life left, except -- by now, there were no more screams. I realized that I was alone, with fifty or sixty of those things just -- standing there, staring at me. I started to drive, I; I just plowed right through them. They didn't move. They didn't run, or -- they just stood there, staring at me. I just wanted to crush them. And they scattered through the air, like bugs."
  • (Marilyn Eastman) "How long have guys you been down there? I could have used some help up here."
  • (Karl Hardman) "That's the cellar. It's the safest place."
  • (Marilyn Eastman) "You mean you didn't hear the racket I was making up here?"
  • (Karl Hardman) "How were we supposed to know what was going on? It could have been those things for all we knew."
  • (Marilyn Eastman) "That girl was screaming. Surely you know what a girl screaming sounds like? Those things don't make any noise. Anybody would know somebody needed help."
  • (Keith Wayne) "Look, it's kind of hard to know what's going on from down there."
  • (Karl Hardman) "We thought we could hear screams, but for all we knew, that meant those things were in the house after her."
  • (Marilyn Eastman) "And you wouldn't come up here and help?"
  • (Keith Wayne) "Well, if there were more of us --"
  • (Karl Hardman) "That racket sounded like the place was being ripped apart. How were we supposed to know what was going on?"
  • (Marilyn Eastman) "Now wait a minute. You just got finished saying you couldn't hear anything from down there. Now you say it sounded like the place was being ripped apart. It would be nice if you got your story straight, man."
  • (Karl Hardman) "All right, now you tell me. I'm not gonna take that kind of a chance when we've got a safe place. We lock up into a safe place, and you're telling us that we gotta come up here and risk our lives just because somebody might need help, huh?"
  • (Marilyn Eastman) "Yeah, something like that."
  • (Barbara) "We were riding in the cemetery. Johnny and me -- Johnny. We came to put a wreath on my father's grave -- Johnny and -- Then and he said, "Can I have some candy, Barbara?" And we didn't have any. And -- oh. It's hot in here. Hot. And he said, "Oh it's late. Why did we start so late"? And I said, "Johnny, if you'd gotten up earlier, we wouldn't be late." Johnny asked me if were afraid, and I said, "I'm not afraid, Johnny." And this man started walking up the road, he came slowly, and Johnny kept teasing me saying, "He's coming to get you Barbara. He's coming to get you." And I laughed at him and said, "Johnny stop it." And then Johnny ran away. And I went up to this man, and I was going to apologize."
  • (Marilyn Eastman) "What don't you just keep calm?"
  • (Barbara) "And I looked up and I said, "Good evening." And he grabbed me. He grabbed at me. And he ripped at me. He held me and ripped at my clothes."
  • (Marilyn Eastman) "I think you should just calm down."
  • (Barbara) "Oh -- I screamed, "Johnny. Johnny help me. Oh -- help me.". And he wouldn't let me go -- he ripped at me. And then Johnny came and he ran he fought this man. And I got so afraid, I ran, I ran -- and I ran, and Johnny didn't come. We've got -- we have to wait for Johnny. We better go out and get him. We have to go out and get Johnny. He's out there. Please, don't you hear me? We've got to out and get him. Please. We have got to go get Johnny. Please help me. Please."
  • (Marilyn Eastman) "Now look -- don't you know what's going on out there? This is no Sunday school picnic."
  • (Barbara) "Don't you understand? My brother is alone. He's out there lost --"
  • (Marilyn Eastman) "Your brother is dead."
  • (Barbara) "No. My brother is not dead."
  • (Marilyn Eastman) "I'm telling you they can't get IN here."
  • (Karl Hardman) "And I'm telling you they turned over our car. We were damn lucky to get away at all. Now you're telling me these things can't get through a lousy pile of wood?"
  • (Marilyn Eastman) "Now get the hell down in the cellar. You can be the boss down there, but I'm boss up here."
  • (Marilyn Eastman) "They know we're in here now."
  • (Marilyn Eastman) "We may not enjoy living together, but dying together isn't going to solve anything."
  • (Barbara) "Don't you understand? My brother is alone."
  • (Marilyn Eastman) "Your brother is dead."
  • (Barbara) "NO. My brother is NOT dead."
  • (Marilyn Eastman) "Don't you know what's goin' on out there? This is no Sunday School picnic."
  • (Marilyn Eastman) "I ought to drag you out there and FEED you to those things."

Keith Wayne as Tom

  • (Keith Wayne) "Well -- the television said that's the right thing to do."
  • (Keith Wayne) "Okay, yeah, right away."

Karl Hardman as Harry Cooper

  • (Karl Hardman) "Let them stay upstairs. Let them. Too many ways those monsters can get in here. We'll see who's right. We'll see, when they come begging me to let them in down here."
  • (Marilyn Eastman) "That's important, isn't it?"
  • (Karl Hardman) "What?"
  • (Marilyn Eastman) "To be right, everybody else to be wrong."
  • (Karl Hardman) "What do you mean by that?"
  • (Karl Hardman) "Good Lord."
  • (Karl Hardman) "Look. You two can do whatever you like. I'm going back down to the cellar, and you'd better decide. 'Cause I'm gonna board up that door, and I'm not going to unlock it again no matter what happens."
  • (Keith Wayne) "Now wait a minute, Mr. Cooper."
  • (Karl Hardman) "NO, I'm not going to wait. I've made my decision, now you make yours."
  • (Keith Wayne) "Now WAIT a minute. Let's think about this. We can make it to the cellar if we have to. And if we do decide to stay down there, we'll need some things from up here. So let's at LEAST consider this a while."
  • (Karl Hardman) "Helen. I have to get that gun."
  • (Marilyn Eastman) "Haven't you had ENOUGH?"
  • (Karl Hardman) "Look, two people are already dead on account of that guy. Take a look out that window."
  • (Karl Hardman) "Now you'd better watch this and try to understand what's going on."
  • (Karl Hardman) "I don't want anyone's life on my hands."
  • (Marilyn Eastman) "Is there anything I can do?"
  • (Marilyn Eastman) "I don't wanna hear any more from you, Mister. If you stay up here, you take orders from ME. And that includes leaving the girl alone."
  • (Karl Hardman) "You gonna let them get her too, huh?"
  • (Karl Hardman) "Did you hear me when I told you those things turned over our car?"
  • (Marilyn Eastman) "Oh, hell. Any good five men could do that."
  • (Karl Hardman) "That's my point. There's not going to be five, or even ten of them. There's going to be twenty, thirty, maybe a hundred of those things out there, and as soon as they find out we're here, this place'll be crawling with them."
  • (Marilyn Eastman) "Well, if there's that many, they'll probably get us wherever we are."

Charles Craig as Newscaster

  • (Charles Craig) "Reports, incredible as they may seem, are not the results of mass hysteria."
  • (Karl Hardman) ""Mass hysteria?" What do they think, we're imagining all this?"
  • (Marilyn Eastman) "Shut up."
  • (Charles Craig) "It has been established that persons who have recently died have been returning to life and committing acts of murder. A widespread investigation of funeral homes, morgues, and hospitals has concluded that the unburied dead have been returning to life and seeking human victims. It's hard for us here to be reporting this to you, but it does seem to be a fact."

Kyra Schon as Karen Cooper

  • (Kyra Schon) "I hurt."

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