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Night of the Living Dead - Evans City Cemetery - Evans City, PA

Updated: Sep 13, 2022

Evans City Cemetery is where the opening scene in the original 1968 Night of the Living Dead was filmed. The cemetery which sits at the top of a hill was founded in 1891.

Nicholas Kramer’s tombstone is one of the best-known gravestones in horror movie history. Nicholas Kramer was born in Germany on February 18, 1842. He was a Civil War veteran, serving as a Private in Company K, 134th Pennsylvania. He was a constable for 20 years in Evans City and died March 17, 1917. It was Kramer’s tombstone that Barbara clung to and hid behind as a ghoul wrestled with her brother, Johnny. It was also here the most famous line in the movie was spoken “They’re coming to get you Barbara.”

All the graves shown in the movie were within 30 yards of Kramer’s tombstone. Barbara and Johnny were visiting the grave to the right of the “Blair tombstone” which is marked “Cole.”

The old chapel is also seen in the opening scenes as Johnny drives past.

Located at: 8600 Franklin Rd, Evans City, PA 16033

Evans City, PA was the central filming location for the 1968 film Night of the Living Dead. A group of filmmakers, led by George A. Romero, used their own money and equipment to shoot this low budget film.

Five years after filming Night of the Living Dead, George A. Romero returned to Evans City to film The Crazies.

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