Trivia: The couple who play the Coopers are married in real life. Also their daughter is really the daughter of "Mr. Cooper."
Trivia: Star Duane Jones was notoriously mysterious and evasive when discussing his work on the film, as he was a very private man and wanted to keep his work and personal lives separate. Once he was having drinks with several acting students studying under him, when he realised a television nearby was broadcasting the movie, and he managed to convince his students that he wasn't the same man on the TV. Nonetheless, on the rare occasion he did discuss the film, he spoke very positively about the experience.
Trivia: Despite writing and directing, George A. Romero made very little money from the film due to his lack of knowledge on distribution and fees in the world of film. Thankfully, he ended up making significantly more money on future films.