The Living Dead Museum – Behind the Scenes of a Cult Classic

Published by Jeremy. Last Updated on November 12, 2020.

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In November 2020, The Living Dead Museum moved to the Monroeville Mall. Our article was from our visit to the museum when it was located in Evans City. As such, the museum and experience may be different than described below. Once we are able to visit the new location we will update this article accordingly.

You may be aware that the cult classic zombie flick, Night of the Living Dead, was filmed outside of Pittsburgh.

But did you also know that Pittsburgh has its own Living Dead Museum dedicated to the franchise?

Although small, this one does a fantastic job paying tribute to all things from the Living Dead series, zombie media at large, and then some!

A Small Museum with a Big Collection

Living Dead Museum

To start this review, we have to be upfront and reiterate the point that The Living Dead Museum is small. The roughly 200 square foot museum space is only just a bit larger than most living rooms, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in its collection.

During a visit you'll see several dozen pieces of memorabilia from the movie and its sequels, a wall of behind the scene photos from the movie shared exclusively with the museum, a maul of fame with bloody hand prints from people involved with the movie who have visited over the years, a screening of interviews with the cast, a well stocked gift shop, and more.

Living Dead Museum

If you want to dive into the history of one of the country's greatest horror films, this museum will certainly not let you down.

Another feature we loved about the museum is that it features a timeline of the zombie genre in movies, TV, and other pop culture and it truly brings the point home that Night of the Living Dead was the start of it all (and they didn't even call them zombies once in the movie!).

Living Dead Museum

Yes, the idea of zombies existed before this movie. And yes, they were featured in the classic horror films of the early 20th century. But if it wasn't for George Romero and his friends odds are good zombies would have never taken off the way they have. For that we can all be thankful.

After, if you're anything like us, you'll rush home to rewatch this movie one more time!

The Living Dead Museum is located at the Monroeville Mall at 200 Mall Circle Drive in Monroeville. It was formerly located in Evans City just a stone's throw away from the cemetery where the movie was partially filmed.

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