Long before Michael Bay and Hollywood remakes of literally every horror film known to man, we had this remake from 1990. In general I loathe remakes, but Night of the Living Dead is a rare exception. It's probably due to the fact that at least Romero was heavily involved in the film, with the added bonus that Tom Savini directed.
This remake pretty much follows, almost scene for scene the original with the final twenty minutes or so deviating.
At first I wasn't too sure what I was watching. The original for me at least was pure horror for the first twenty minutes, here this doesn't happen, and yet it's the final moments where the film is genuienly eerie.
Because it's an updated remake you may think that will allow for tons more blood. But if its gore you're looing for you will be very disappointed. There is very little here, but kudos to Savini for this, he character builds instead. The real FX comes in the form of the zombies themselves, which of course look brilliant.
What Savini has carefully done is pay homage to this wonderful film and also has looked after the original makers of the movie by extending copyright and freeing up royalities. This is true as Savini mentions this in the extras.
I'm not sure if this remake if being made now would be any good even if Savini were directing the film. Things and times have changed, for evidence look at how fake CGI still looks, and at how awful Land of the Dead was.
Oh and a mention to Tony Todd, everything he is in is great.