A talk with the Night of the Living Dead dudes

Mike / August 19th, 2010

Interviews with the cast from Night of the Living Dead. Bill Hinzman (cemetery zombie), John Russo (screenwriter, tire iron zombie) and George Kosana (The Sheriff himself!)


  • AirBladee234

    August 19, 2010 at 1:26 am

    Wow, I’ve always wanted to talk to a zombie XD.

  • August 19, 2010 at 1:54 am

    Should have asked them about the part where they were walking away from the grave they were walking to. lol

  • Karate Kid Icarus

    August 19, 2010 at 3:35 am

    Just wish I had their connections to implement my own “shocker” flick.

    Very unique video James. Good camera work too.

  • mjmalmsteen

    August 19, 2010 at 8:03 am

    This is a very great video! Now I’m going to check out that Escape of the Living Dead comic from Avatar comics

  • Srceodizno

    August 19, 2010 at 8:06 am

    Wow that was fucking awesome. I also love that cast he wants to put together. Great work James!

  • x3n0n1c

    August 19, 2010 at 8:31 am

    Amazing as always James, you continue to make some of the most interesting videos of the net. Please please please keep up the great work!

  • xdeathknightx

    August 19, 2010 at 8:38 am

    I had to chuckle when I believe Bill Hinzman said that no-one knew who was in Frankenstein besides Lugosi, I just know James had to contain himself 🙂

    Such a shame Duane Jones has passed, would love to hear his opinion on the movie, especially since he was cast as a lead in a time where not many african americans were cast in such a manner.

  • venom 51007

    August 19, 2010 at 8:49 am

    i think the one he smashed his head was well i tryed making out some of the letters first one was s the second letter was u its hard to tell what the third one is it could be a y or a I i don’t know the two letters are a little messed up i might have to get a copy of n of ld (which is short for night of the living dead) the fourth letter looks like r and the last one looks like an s so if u put that together that makes s-u-i. i think the third letter might be an e so s-u-i-e-r-s i think that might be it so james i think the one u were looking for had the last name or the first name i don’t know was suiers so that might be it cause believe me i’m trying to help u but the where the guys head got smashed looks like the one with suiers but i could be wrong so i hope u figure it out james your awesome and i know u will figure it out.

  • SmokingSnake1337

    August 19, 2010 at 9:07 am

    Night of the living dead is my favorite movie of all time i loved the cast
    to bad Duane Jones could not be there rest in peace buddy

  • uderzo

    August 19, 2010 at 9:10 am

    xdeathknightx: Bill Hinzman said Boris Karloff, not Lugosi.

  • Powerphail

    August 19, 2010 at 9:48 am

    So cool, thanks for this 😀

    Night of the Living Dead is a classic and still continues to be one the best (if not the best) zombie flicks of all time.

  • fireworka

    August 19, 2010 at 9:59 am

    This kind of reminded me of the Anvil documentary. Great guys who love what they do and are still trying to get their stuff promoted and out to the hardcore fans, but times are tough. Such an amazing inspiration for me, personally.

  • bigfan

    August 19, 2010 at 10:05 am

    What event was James at? Also is he going to Monster mania con in cherry hill?

  • Chrille

    August 19, 2010 at 10:48 am

    Wow! In my mind these guys were dead and gone, but then I remembered Romero still makes movies. The graveyard-guy must have had a lot of make-up done. Love these clips

  • TehJedicake

    August 19, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    The fucking cast for Escape of the Living Dead!! HOLY SHIT!

  • Butch Bitch

    August 19, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    Another uber interview.

    Haha “Who else do you remember in Frankenstein other than Boris Karloff?” uh, Colin Clive and Dwight Frye?

    The cast for Escape of the Living Dead sounds pretty sweet! I’ll probably see it just for that. I also might check out the comics.

  • strint519

    August 19, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    Awesome interview…I love anything NOTLD related. These random interviews with horror legends are starting to become more looked forward to than avgn reviews. Keep the cool shit comin’!

  • August 19, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    pure awesomeness

  • August 19, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    I watched it again and I really wish I knew why the AT&T commercial just killed the video. It looks great and I hope all those projects get not just funded but green lighted sooner than later.

  • makkles

    August 19, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    Awesome stuff James.

    Keep it comin’.

  • Roge

    August 19, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    that was a good one james

    those guys still really passionate – i was a kid for those films and they scared the s**t out of me – good stuff

  • starman15317

    August 20, 2010 at 12:20 am

    @5:23 Canonsburg!! That’s where I live!!

  • August 20, 2010 at 2:51 am

    I like these interviews. Good stuff

  • doczoidberg

    August 20, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    Once again, Rolfe scores interviews with living legends!

  • DrewCSchultz

    August 20, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    Mr. Rolfe,
    I understand you probably get bored with AVGN, and would like to spend your time on other things. Problem is, that’s not really why we come here, as you can see by the lack of comments on the page here. I do not mean to sound like a troll, because by all accounts I’m complimenting you. I check your website more than I check my premium cable package for shows… I like AVGN THAT MUCH. If you are bored with it (as I think you may have hinted at in an earlier video where you said you were going to be doing less Nerd), I understand, but a lot of people tune in just for that. I’m telling this as a big fan: I don’t think the majority of us are really interested in you interviewing D-List celebs. We just want to see you do what made you so famous. Again, please don’t think me a troll, I just need my nerd-fix.


  • Lutshow

    August 20, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    Let the guy does what he likes, and be sure not to miss the parts you like in it!

  • deerslayer

    August 20, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    I have to agree with DrewCSchultz, this is not nearly as good or as entertaining as AVGN or Board James or Monster Madness. I come here for entertainment, not to watch interviews, while those can be entertaining, they just aren’t. Please spend more time producing material for your fans.

    Kind regards,

  • August 20, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    I disagree with Drew and deerslayer. I enjoy these interviews. While I haven’t seen nearly as much classic horror as I should, these interviews and location-hunting vids fascinate me. As an aspiring filmmaker myself, it’s neat to learn how they did these effects. Good job, James!

  • justcallmecloud

    August 20, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    I enjoy most of the content that James puts up including the interviews. I understand you like his other stuff, but there are many fans who like his interviews too. Maybe not as much as his AVGN character, but we are out there.

    Besides, I like how the quality of his AVGN videos have gone up due to the longer production time. They are definitely different then his earlier work, but his guest characters and mini-stories keeps his work interesting. I’m sure if his AVGN videos was weekly it would have to stick with a formula and had become boring.


    August 20, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    Unlike some people, I really enjoy these interviews and other non-videogame related things.
    AVGN, YKWBS? and Board James are great and I’m looking forward to the next episodes, but I’ll be patient and enjoy whatever else you present. I have not once regretted watching one of your videos so far and that is not going to change unless you suddenly start exclusively reviewing romantic comedies from the 90’s… And not ironically, either.

  • Metalconcert

    August 20, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    Dont listen to that guy. I came here originally as a AVGN fan but now i’m a James Rolfe fan. I love watching your interviews, and movies…I hope you can do some more movies soon. I would like to see another jersey odyssey episode.

  • gab

    August 21, 2010 at 1:14 am

    I really enjoy these interviews. But I have to agree that it’s really different from what The Nerd is doing. These interviews are much more intellectually appealing than entertaining. It’s pure information. You have to enjoy cinema and culture and be open to new stuff in order to enjoy it. James is doing fiction mixed with information with The Nerd and now he’s doing pure journalism as well. You never get too diversified 🙂

  • Fxeni

    August 21, 2010 at 3:11 am

    I know I appreciate all these interviews. I grew up watching these movies, so hearing from the people who helped make them is a real treat. The creativity they had to have to make these movies under the restrictions they had is just astounding, and I try to channel that sort of creativity in my work whenever I can.

    Point is, while AVGN is great and all, there’s so much more to James than just that. His creativity is great, and watching him interview the very people who most likely inspired him is great in itself. Keep up the good work James.

  • bullets

    August 21, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    The interviews have been good , I check back on a regular basis because I enjoy all the content Rolfe puts out . I even liked the one where he visits the dinosaur from his childhood. The guy is too interesting to be making one type of video all the time and he’s proven capable by branching out . Keep up the good work is right !

  • cptsrg

    August 22, 2010 at 1:07 am

    how did you get the animation at 6:45?

  • nemesis3881

    August 22, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    ignore these guys, i love your nerd videos they are really funny and i always enjoy them but i love your movie stuff. i always watch it and as an aspiring filmmaker i am very interested. and i love night of the living dead one of my favorite movies.

  • August 22, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    Don’t listen to morons like Drew, James. He doesn’t represent what a fan truly is. I love your interview videos and projects outside of AVGN. If you never made another AVGN video I wouldn’t mind as long as you didn’t give up Cinemassacre.

  • August 22, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    Really good stuff!

  • Myxomatosis

    August 23, 2010 at 12:12 am

    “I came here originally as a AVGN fan but now i’m a James Rolfe fan. ”

    Couldn’t have said it better myself.

  • August 23, 2010 at 2:23 am

    holy shit, hinzman looks younger here than he did in flesh eater!!
    good shit rolfe, dont listen to these dudes, if you dont want to watch it, dont

  • VampricYoda

    August 23, 2010 at 8:02 am

    I have to say, being that I love horror films, I came here for AVGN like most people, buyt I stayed for Cinemassacre as a whole. To tell the truth I’ve found The Nerd to be very stale lately. It seems obvious to me you don’t want to do it, but you either have contractual obljactions with GameTrailers/ScrewAttack or you do it for the fans who come only because of it.

    But I really like these interviews/set visits, they’re alot more interesting then AVGN since they actully give infomation most people probably don’t know, while AVGN does have some infomation on the games that isn’t what it’s about, unlike these.

    No what I’d like to see is for you to interview Kane Hodder!

  • n8ster

    August 23, 2010 at 8:59 am

    Very cool James, very cool. Thanks for all you do!

  • DrewCSchultz

    August 23, 2010 at 10:18 am

    Well apparently I wasn’t nice enough in my criticism, because I still got trolled. I don’t really think you guys need to “get James’ back”, he’s a big boy and he makes a living off of all of us. A little honest criticism never hurt anyone.

    I think there’s a question that’s begging to be asked: AVGN is easily his highest rated segment, so why wouldn’t he make more of them? Honestly I don’t mind if James posts a video here or there where he interviews Tom Savini… but am I going to come here for that? No, man. I don’t know if you guys knew this or not, but Tom Savini isn’t exactly shy with the interviews. He’s on the DVD commentary of just about every movie he’s worked on.

    Judging by the comments alone, AVGN get’s 10+ times the hits that these interviews do… so is he ashamed of the nerd or something? Vanilla Ice wouldn’t sing Ice, Ice, Baby in concert, and Gary Coleman wouldn’t say “Whatchoo talkin about, Willis?” right up until he died. If you’re ashamed of the Nerd, somehow, James, please don’t be. It’s an awesome character and it made you famous. Peter Sellers thought he was above the Pink Panther towards the end of his career, but he recognized his fans and did it anyway.

    Anywho, that’s enough speculation for me. I’m awaiting the flamers to criticize my polite, well thought out honest-criticism. And really, James, if it’s something personal, then just say so and I’ll never speak a word of it again.

    *Side note: I know I compared you to Vanilla Ice and Gary Coleman, but I also compared you to Peter Sellers, so I think that should balance out.

  • DrewCSchultz

    August 23, 2010 at 10:21 am

    P.S. If you’re going to attack my intelligence, use punctuation for fuck’s sake.

  • August 23, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    @ DrewCShultz

    The reason James doesn’t make as many AVGN videos is to keep the quality up. He has great ideas that he likes to throw in and he has a lot to say about each game he reviews. In order for it all to make it into the video he needs to put a lot of time into the project. He also enjoys making these side videos (Interviews, Board James, etc.) and his fans enjoy watching them.

    A while ago he made a decision to cut back on the number of AVGN videos in order to keep the production quality up and keep his side projects as well without him sacrificing his free time and sanity. As it was, in order to keep his schedule, he was literally working himself to death. The job he loved, his beloved career in video making was becoming work, a chore. With the new schedule he can keep the quality high, the jokes funny, the diversity strong, and keep his strength and sanity, all at the same time. As fans of his videos, we all agreed to back him and have the patience to wait for the videos instead of forcing him to work like a pack mule through the sahara at the end of a whip.

    In other words, we are doing what any good fan base would do, giving him his space and letting him work at his pace so that we may have the privilege of seeing more great videos. Please have the decency to do the same.

    @ James

    Love the work you’ve done. I’m always amazed how you can get these interviews, and I think you’re pretty amazed as well sometimes, considering how much you appreciate these people.

    Never stop following your dreams and doing what you love.

  • Chewieshmoo

    August 23, 2010 at 4:08 pm


    People are just getting sick of the “I want AVGN!” comments. He will do them as HE pleases, it’s his friggin life. OBVIOUSLY if, as you point out AVGN is his most popular character, most profitable etc, then it is about more than $$$ and ratings. Creative people do not like to be suppressed, AVGN was just one idea that took off more than he could have ever imagined and that is great but it was still just one area of James interests. Personally I love all of James videos including interviews with these B-list stars, hey many people are into B-movie horror to OK? I think James likes the Nerd and knows what it does for him, it is not like he has given up but you know sometimes you need to leave people wanting more, he should not do AVGN JUST for the sake of doing it. So please man, really, we understand your a huge AVGN fan WE GET IT, so am I actually, but you need to let it go.

  • DrewCSchultz

    August 23, 2010 at 9:41 pm


    You have some loyal fans here, man. Some that would follow you until the ends of the Earth, it seems. You should be very proud. Well done, sir.


  • Absu315

    August 24, 2010 at 3:01 am

    those guys are my heros

  • burrito96

    August 26, 2010 at 1:29 am

    James Rolfe ur HAWT

  • DemonicGleam

    August 27, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    Love the interviews James. Thanks.

  • VirtualGirl

    August 31, 2010 at 7:59 am


    I’m sure his wife thinks so too

  • September 1, 2010 at 10:03 am

    @burrito96 you got owned
    @Virtual Girl nice one

  • KinaMassakre

    October 20, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    MAYERS is the grave stone Johnny got slammed down to

  • RMBowie

    November 2, 2013 at 12:47 am


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