Release dateOctober 9, 2001 (2001-10-09) Film seriesNight of the Living Dead: 30th Anniversary Edition CastTom Savini (Deputy Hughs), Martin Schiff (Deputy Randolph), Damien Luvara (Matthew Micheals), Tom Stoviak (Gregg Peters), A Barrett Worland (Abbott Hayes) Music directorAlan Howarth, Alan Howarth, Baron Howarth of Newport Similar moviesHotel Transylvania 2, Zombie Lake, Hotel Transylvania, World War Z, Maggie, The Beyond
TaglineThirty years later and they're walking again...
Horror movie children of the living dead
Children of the Living Dead is a 2001 American direct-to-video zombie film written by Karen L. Wolf, directed by Tor Ramsey, and executive produced by John A. Russo.
Serial murderer and rapist Abbott Hayes disappears from the morgue and becomes the leader of several waves of zombies that attack his home town. Fourteen years after the last zombie attack, a businessman relocates bodies from a local cemetery to pave the way for progress, but sets in motion Abbott's next undead assault.
Marty Schiff as Deputy Randolph
Damien Luvara as Matthew Michaels
Jamie McCoy as Laurie Danesi
Sam Nicotero as Dusty
Tom Savini as Deputy Hughes
Heidi Hinzman as Candy Danesi
Philip Bower as Joseph Michaels
Tom Stoviak as Gregg Peters
A. Barrett Worland as Abbott Hayes
Justin Krauss as Steve
Macey Schiff as Young Laurie
The film received negative reviews from critics. Russo called it the worst film that he had worked on, and said that he often tempted to resign from the production. Savini has also been dismissive of the film; in an interview, he said that it was originally meant to be a serious horror film but turned out horrible. Writing in The Zombie Movie Encyclopedia, Volume 2, academic Peter Dendle said, "Wretched and hopeless, this movie manages to be dismal, boring, and unnecessarily complicated, all at once."