Night of the Living Bread is a short film parody of Night of the Living Dead, directed by Kevin S. O'Brien.

The plot is familiar to viewers of zombie movies and those casually acquainted with the genre: the dead come to life, spreading their condition throughout the United States, and preying on the living. However, in this 8 minute film it is not the dead that become re-animated, but bread. This short is also included in "Special Collector's Edition Digitally Remastered 2 Tape Set" from Anchor Bay Entertainment and the "Millennium Edition" of Night of the Living Dead by Elite Entertainment, the only DVD version of the film currently available that is authorized by George Romero.


Following the plot of the first film, two people are attacked in a cemetery when slices of bread hurl themselves at them. They escape in their car as bread throws itself at them from offscreen. They make it to a farm house where they and others are besieged by rampant slices of killer bread. One gets smothered to death, leaving behind a white bread-strewn corpse. News reports speculate that an explosion at a bakery thus animating--as opposed to re-animating--all manner of bread. Even Communion Wafers attack people when priests using their Churches as Emergency shelters lead Mass. The group then barricades their sanctuary farmhouse, using toasters instead of torches to frighten off the bread and barricading the doors and wall with sandwich bags instead of boards. The two women go into the basement to keep safe, not knowing that there is a lunch bag next to them. The bread kills them and one of the men leaving only one person. At the end of the film, the sole survivor is smothered by the bread.


  • One of the credits says BREAD PLAYED BY ITSELF.
  • No speciallist lighting was used.
  • During the early 1990's the film was sometimes shown on American Network T.V. after the Night of the Living Dead remake.

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Living Dead
Creators: George A. RomeroJohn A. Russo
Romero/Russo film: Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Romero's Dead films: Dawn of the Dead (1978)

Day of the Dead (1985)

Land of the Dead (2005)

Diary of the Dead (2008)

Island of the Dead (2009)

Characters in The Romero Series Blades Big Daddy
Russo's Living Dead films: The Return of the Living Dead (1985) • Part II (1988) • 3 (1993) • NecropolisRave from the Grave (both 2005)
Dead series remakes: Night of the Living Dead (1990) • Dawn of the Dead (2004) • Day of the Dead (2008)
Spoofs / parodies: Night of the Living Bread (1990 short) • Shaun of the Dead (2004)
Unofficial / alternate sequels & remakes: Children of the Living DeadDay of the Dead 2: Contagium (2005) • Night of the Living Dead 3D (2006) • Zombi 2 (1979) and its sequels (1980s)
Stars: Duane Jones(NotLD '68)Judith O'Dea(NotLD '68)David Emge(DotD '78)Ken Foree(DotD '78)Lori Cardille(DayotD '85)Terry Alexander(DayotD '85)Simon Baker(LotD)John Leguizamo(LotD)Eugene Clark(LotD)Michelle Morgan(DiaryotD)
Related topics: Document of the DeadNight of the Living Dead (1977 novel) • Trioxin
Other topics Living Dead Articles

Night of the Living Dead Characters (1968)

Characters in Dawn of the Dead (1978)

Characters in Day of the Dead (1985)

List of Characters in Return of the Living Dead

List of Characters in Return of the Living Dead Pt. II

Characters in Return of the Living Dead 3

Characters in Necropolis

Characters in Rave from the Grave

Characters in Land of the Dead

Characters in Diary of the Dead

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