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'Night of the Living Dead' prequel launches Indiegogo campaign

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NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD
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We know what happened after the events depicted in George Romero’s classic 1968 zombie movie, Night of the Living Dead, thanks to the director’s string of sequels, including 1978’s Dawn of the Dead and 1985’s Day of the Dead. But what happened before Barbra and Johnny made that doomed cemetery visit?

It is a question Romero’s son, Cameron, hopes to answer in a Night of the Living Dead prequel called Origins, an Indiegogo campaign for which was launched today. The younger Romero is hoping to raise $150,000 for a film which, according to the official synopsis, will detail how a brilliant scientist “strikes a deal with the military that will give him all the resources he needs to finalize his work in exchange for what he later learns is a price all mankind will have to pay.”

“I feel carrying on my dad’s legacy is something that I not only want to do, but it’s something I have to do,” Cameron Romero said in a statement. “…because I, like all my dad’s fans, was raised on his creation.”

The more impressive, and inevitably pricier, perks offered to those who donate to the campaign include tickets to the film’s premiere, a signed—and severed—arm and leg, and a copy of the script boasting the John Hancocks of both George and Cameron Romero.

You can check out a trailer for the original Night of the Living Dead below.