Last October, Glenn Kenny reported in the New York
Times on the restoration "backed by, among others, the Film Foundation, the preservation nonprofit started by the director Martin Scorsese. . . . Reflecting on what Living Dead spawned, Mr. Romero said: 'They aren't really zombie movies; Night wasn't really a zombie movie. I always understood zombies as living beings put under a kind of spell, as in I Walked With a Zombie or The Serpent and the Rainbow, that kind of thing. Our creatures, and the ones in movies such as 28 Days Later and World War Z, are the dead returning to life.'"