'Night of the Living Dead' Crew Member Reiterates Its Social Commentary Was an "Accident"

The zombie subgenre often allows filmmakers to explore social issues in ways other horror films can't, with some audiences pointing towards George Romero's Night of the Living Dead as a defining example of addressing racism through its tale of the dead coming back to life. The filmmaker regularly refuted the idea that he was attempting to address social issues, with member of the crew Gary Streiner confirming the commentary on race was an unintentional result of the film.

Jeff Whitehead