Continuity mistake: When Ben, Tom and Judy are trying to escape from the zombies in the truck, it is dark, but when the zombies are giving chase, dawn is breaking, and when the truck gets to the gas pump it is now dark once more. This is just one of a number of scenes in this film that change from darkness to daylight and vice-versa.
Everyone is killed except for Ben. Ironically, he ends up surviving by locking himself in the basement that he was so against. He sleeps in the basement and in the morning he comes out. He is mistaken for a zombie and shot by a group of people killing the zombies.
Ben: Now get the hell down in the cellar. You can be the boss down there, but I'm boss up here.
Trivia: The scene where Barbara crashes the car into the tree wasn't scripted originally; an accident that put a large dent in the car before the scene was shot prompted George Romero to re-write the scene in such a way that the dent is justified.
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