Sunday, April 15, 2018

50th Anniversary Night of the Living Dead Photo Book

by John Scoleri

You guys know me. If it isn't Caroline Munro, Richard Matheson's I Am Legend, or Ralph McQuarrie—then it's George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead.

Well, I'm very excited to announce that this Fall, Dreams and Visions Press will be publishing the latest passion project of mine—a fully authorized book of rare photographs from the making of the film. As the announcement image indicates, fans are in for an amazing selection of previously unpublished photographs taken on the set of the film, and rest assured, when using images that you may have seen before, you won't have seen them in this quality. The full press release is below. If you're interested in receiving email updates on the book, sign up for notifications on the website at


Dreams and Visions Press has reached an agreement with Image Ten, Inc. to publish a book of rare photographs from the making of the classic horror film Night of the Living Dead™ in the Fall of 2018, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the film’s release.

“Back in 1967, The Latent Image, Inc. (the film production company George Romero and I formed in Pittsburgh, PA in 1962) and Hardman Associates, Inc. (Karl Hardman and Marilyn Eastman’s audio studio) had plenty of “dreams and visions” to pursue. Coming together, those two companies formed Image Ten, Inc. to make the leap from TV and radio commercials into long-form, filmed entertainment, and the production of Night of the Living Dead™,” said Russ Streiner of Image Ten. “When the film was released in October 1968, who could have known where those dreams and visions would lead.”

“As a lifelong fan of Night of the Living Dead, I’m thrilled to be working with Image Ten on this project,” said John Scoleri of Dreams and Visions Press. “For years, I have longed to have a photographic retrospective of this film on my bookshelf. I’m honored to be publishing a book that will feature the highest quality reproductions of photographs from the making of the film, including many that will be seen for the very first time.”

“I’ve been thinking about a coffee table book on Night of the Living Dead since 2008 when I got back into this with The Living Dead Fest,” said Gary Streiner of Image Ten. “We know John as a major fan of the film and trust him to establish a real story of Night of the Living Dead with this book. I’ve seen a few of the photos pulled for this and they are stunning. I have a very strong feeling that come this Fall, this book will be on every fan’s bookshelf alongside their Criterion Blu-Ray of the film.”

About Dreams and Visions Press

Dreams and Visions Press was founded in 2007 with the publication of The Art of Ralph McQuarrie, a collection of the Star Wars conceptual artist’s body of work. That was followed in 2010 with The Art of Tomb Raider, a two-volume retrospective of artwork from the video game franchise. Additional Dreams and Visions Press titles include 2013’s Battlestar Galactica: 35th Anniversary Portfolio and an expanded follow up to their debut release, The Art of Ralph McQuarrie: Archives, in 2015.

About Image Ten, Inc.

Image Ten, Inc. – founded in 1967 by director George A. Romero and his associates at The Latent Image Inc. and Hardman Associates to produce a single picture – holds the rights to Night of the Living Dead’s characters and sequels. The Museum of Modern Art and The Film Foundation, along with George A. Romero, Gary Streiner, Russ Streiner, and John A. Russo, oversaw the 4K digital restoration of the 1968 film from the original camera negative. Funding was provided by The Film Foundation, the George Lucas Family Foundation and the Celeste Bartos Fund for Film Preservation. The restored version premiered at the Museum of Modern Art on November 4, 2016 and was released theatrically through Janus Films in the US and Canada in 2017. The Criterion Collection released the new restoration on Blu-Ray and DVD on February 13, 2018.

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