Are you a horror movie buff looking for your next scare? Did you know that one of the most iconic horror movies of all time was filmed in Pennsylvania?
That’s right! The 1968 classic, “Night of the Living Dead,” was shot right here in the Keystone State.
“Night of the Living Dead” follows a group of strangers who seek refuge in an isolated farmhouse to escape flesh-eating zombies. As the night progresses, tensions rise and alliances are tested as they try to survive the relentless attacks from the undead.
The Filming Locations
The movie was filmed primarily in Evans City, a small town located just outside of Pittsburgh. The infamous farmhouse where much of the film takes place was actually owned by director George A. Romero’s friend, Karl Hardman. The house still stands and has become somewhat of a pilgrimage site for horror fans.
Other notable filming locations include:
- The Evans City Cemetery – where some of the most iconic scenes were shot
- The Washington County Courthouse – used as a backdrop for several scenes
- Butler County Community College – where the opening sequence was filmed
“Night of the Living Dead” is widely regarded as one of the most influential horror movies ever made. Not only did it redefine what a zombie movie could be, but it also tackled themes such as racism and societal breakdowns that were unheard of in horror at the time.
The film’s impact can still be felt today, with countless homages and references in popular culture. It also spawned several sequels and remakes, further cementing its place in horror history.
So if you’re ever in Pennsylvania and looking for a spooky adventure, why not take a trip to Evans City and visit the “Night of the Living Dead” farmhouse? Just make sure to bring a shotgun and plenty of ammo.