One of my favorite remakes of all-time is Tom Savini's Night of the Living Dead, and when I had the great pleasure of interviewing him about the film back in 2014, he discussed how studio interference prevented him from fulfilling his full creative vision in the final product. Now, more than 28 years after its initial release, Happy Cloud Media, LLC is looking to bring Savini's preferred version of the film to life in a new book (appropriately titled Night of the Living Dead 1990: The Unseen Version) collecting Savini's storyboards (with artwork by Brad Hunter), comments, and behind-the-scenes photos.

"In 1990, the eagerly-awaited remake of the seminal horror film, Night of the Living Dead, was released to theaters. Produced by the original team, the new film had a director in special effects maestro Tom Savini. His vision for the film was a gutsy, visual feast that would, he promised, “make death scary again.”

Disappointingly, for one reason or another, many of Savini’s most outrageous sequences were left unfilmed and unrealized. Now, for the first time, fans of the film can see for themselves the director’s unique vision for Night of the Living Dead 1990.

Happy Cloud Media, LLC is proud to announce the upcoming publication of Mr. Savini’s storyboards as realized by artist Brad Hunter, never before available in their entirety, and thoroughly annotated by the director himself.

Accompanied throughout by rare behind-the-scenes set photos, Night of the Living Dead 1990: The Unseen Version will be a valued addition to any horror fan’s bookshelf. A rare glimpse into the work done prior to the cameras rolling, before the first actor is cast, there is the script, the director, and the ideas.

Details on price, dimensions and additional content will be forthcoming. For now, those interested are invited to keep checking the official Happy Cloud Media, LLC website for preorder information. www.

Night of the Living Dead 1990: The Unseen Version will be paperback and is slated for an October 2019 release."

  • Derek Anderson
    About the Author - Derek Anderson

    Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

    When he’s not writing about horror as the Senior News Reporter for Daily Dead, Derek can be found daydreaming about the Santa Carla Boardwalk from The Lost Boys or reading Stephen King and Brian Keene novels.