Pennsylvania town to commemorate 'Night of the Living Dead'
EVANS CITY, Pa. — A rural western Pennsylvania borough is celebrating its role in the cult zombie flick "Night of the Living Dead."
Officials in Evans City will place a historical marker commemorating the filming of the 1968 George Romero-directed gore-fest on Friday at the borough library.
The event kicks off the borough's HalloWeekends, which feature Halloween-themed events throughout October.
The movie, dismissed as far too gory by critics when it was released, is now considered a classic and has spawned several sequels and countless imitations.
Evans City is about 30 miles north of Pittsburgh.