The World of Horror Loses Two Members

According to Dread Central, Bill Hinzman, best known as Zombie #1 in George Romeros Night of the Living Dead, passed away yesterday. He was 75, and had been fighting against cancer.

If you have not seen Romeros Night of the Living Dead, Hinzman is the zombie shambling through the graveyard in this scene:

In addition to Hinzmans infamous role as the original Romero zombie, he also worked on such films as Theres Always Vanilla, The Crazies, and Hungry Wives. In 1988, Hinzman wrote, edited, directed, and starred in Flesh Eater, in which he plays the same role as Zombie #1 from Night of the Living Dead. Hinzman was a frequent attendant of the Halloween convention circuit, often attending in costume as the famed Romero zombie.

Josephine Streiner, another actress in Romeros Night of the Living Dead, also passed away today. Josephine played another of the many ghouls within the film, and it is her car that Barbara wrecked while trying to escape the graveyard where Hinzman first appeared.

Both of these individuals will be greatly missed, for they contributed to one of horrors greatest films. From all of us at FrightCatalog.com, we wish their families peace and solace.

2 thoughts on “The World of Horror Loses Two Members

  1. Bobby D

    Bill was a great guy, the first time I met him I was working in the local video store and he came up to the counter with NOLD box and he of couse is on the cover and asked do you know who this is… then introduced himself, we would chat everytime he came into the store about horror films and then later found out I went to school with his niece whom I concider a good friend and also now serve on the board of director for a local school with Bill’s brother Dave. He and his fanily are good people and always seem to go the extra mile.
    Thanks for all the great talks Bill, Rest in Peace my friend

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