The show is based on the 1968 movie directed by George Romero and tells the tale of a mysterious radiation — the fallout from a satellite probe that returns to Earth from Venus — that transforms unburied dead into flesh-eating zombies. The setting is a rural farmhouse, where seven family members are trapped by zombies.
The monochromatic story unfolds in horror and humor. There is one bright spot of color in the production: blood.
Co-director Devon Nuckles, a native of Jackson County, said he jumped at the chance to be involved in the production.
"'Night of the Living Dead' was the second black-and-white film I ever saw," he said. "It is one of the most important movies to me."
Nuckles said he developed an appreciation for old-school horror flicks, ones that set themselves apart from the slasher films so popular in the 1980s and beyond.
"Horror is much more than blood and guts," he noted.
The show has a celebrity guest zombie this weekend.
Greenbrier County native Jeremy Ambler appeared in the AMC series "The Walking Dead" as a zombie during Season 2.
He and Workman met during the filming of a regional horror film and he offered to help out.
"Ever since I was 5 or 6 I've been a fan of the movie," he said.
Contact writer Monica Orosz at mon...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4830.