This Saturday, February 4th marks the 77th birthday of the godfather of the modern zombie film, George A. Romero! In celebration of this horror legend’s birthday, Syfy will be running a 12-hour marathon of the seminal 1968 classic film, Night Of The Living Dead via Facebook Live.
You can tune in on Syfy’s official Facebook page February 4 starting at 11:30 AM/10:30c.
From The Press Release
Zombie movie lovers can pay tribute to the master of the genre, George A. Romero, this Saturday, February 4, when Syfy’s official Facebook page plays host to a Facebook Live marathon of his 1968 seminal horror classic, “Night of the Living Dead.” Honoring Romero’s birthday, the film will play continuously for 12 hours at https://www.facebook.com/Syfy/ starting at 11:30 AM/10:30c. In addition to the Facebook Live marathon, fans can watch a late-night viewing on air, on Syfy at 11:42 PM/10:42c.
In “Night of the Living Dead,” radiation from a fallen satellite causes the recently deceased to rise from the grave and seek the living to use as food. Several people barricade themselves inside a rural house in an attempt to survive the night and discover that these hordes of relentless, shambling zombies can only be killed by a blow to the head. Originally released as an independent horror film, “Night of the Living Dead” has become a cult classic, redefining the term zombie and spawning numerous sequels and imitators.
Fans can join in on the undead social media conversation with #LivingDeadMarathon.