Classic zombie film to be shown Oct. 22

The Marshall  Libraries will host a free public screening of George A. Romero’s influential zombie classic Night of The Living Dead in the Drinko Library Auditorium from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22.

The critically acclaimed 1968 film follows characters Ben (Duane Jones), Barbra (Judith O’Dea), and a group of survivors as they fend off bloodthirsty “ghouls” in a rural Pennsylvania farmhouse. Considered one of the most significant horror films of all time, the low budget, black-and-white film still continues to inspire filmmakers and audiences more than 45 years after its release.

Before the film, the  Libraries will present a 15-minute lecture about the cultural significance and public domain status of Night of The Living Dead called “Rights of The Living Dead: How a Copyright Error Gave Birth to The Modern Zombie Genre.”

Popcorn and refreshments will be provided and individuals are encouraged to arrive early, as seats are expected to fill up quickly.