In the late 1960s, George Romero decided to gather a few folks together, take them out to the Pennsylvania countryside and make a movie on a low _ very low _ budget.
Astonishingly, that black-and-white film _ ``Night of the Living Dead'' _ has become something of a cult classic. But it took a while to achieve that status.
When it was initially released in 1968, the movie spawned more laughter than anything else. It was often wrongly lumped with other famous turkeys such as ``Plan 9 from Outer Space'' and ``Attack of the 50-Foot Woman.''
Most of the laughter was caused by the wretched prints of ``Night of the Living Dead'' that seemed to always pop up on …