The movie is Night of the Living Dead.
Since then John Russo has written more - books and movies - including Midnight, The Majorettes, and the novel Return of the Living Dead - that prompted its own spinoff film franchise.
One other thing about John Russo - he may not know the exact name of the convention he's at - but he totally knows good blogging when he sees it.
Wow. One of the co- creators of Night of the Living Dead just endorsed my blog. Wow.
Thank you Mr. Russo!
Until next post, you Can Poke Me With A Fork, Cause I Am Outta Here!