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Night of the Living Dead

  • Peabody Essex Museum 161 Essex Street Salem, MA, 01970 United States (map)

America: The year is 1968. The Cold War is approaching détente, the Civil Rights Movement is winding down, Vietnam continues to escalate… And then come the zombies, creeping in through the cracks in American life. Taking shelter in an abandoned farm house, seven strangers must navigate their differences before the walls give way to a ravenous zombie horde.

Ken Foree (Dawn of the Dead) will accept the first-ever Salem Horror Award on behalf of Duane Jones for his cultural contribution to the cinema as one of the first positive representations of a person of color on the big screen.

Earlier Event: September 22
Opening Night Party at PEMpm Metal Macabaret
Later Event: September 23
Meet Ken Foree