Copyright. It's an interesting subject. Obviously, when you create something, you want to be able to control how its used. Well, Night of the Living Dead has had an interesting copyright life, and with Night of the Living Dead: A Zombicide Game, people are wondering, "how does this interact with the movie's somewhat-notorious copyright history?" Well, in this article, CMON explains just what's going on.
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Without Night of the Living Dead, there would be no Zombicide. The film is one of the best-known and most influential horror movies ever: the seminal work that crystalized zombies as unintelligent, but determined, undead flesh-eating creatures. It’s spawned countless sequals - official and decidedly not official – and ignighted an entire sub-genre of pop culture; the zombie genre itself has become an evergreen mainstay in film, TV, gaming, and merchandising.
However, the film is also well-known for its confusing copyright history, which has plagued the movie since its debut. In order to clear things up, we talked to brothers Russ and Gary Streiner of Image Ten, who were members of the team that produced the movie.