"They are coming to get you, Barbara!"

Johnny (also Johnnie) is a character from George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead and its 1990 remake.


While visiting his mother's grave with his sister Barbara, Johnny is surprised by the attack of an unknown man (known as the graveyard zombie) on Barbara. Johnny fights the attacker, but is killed when his head is knocked against a grave.

As the camera follows Barbara we lose track of Johnny for a good while. Barbara has a hard time accepting his apparent death while seeking protection with Ben in a farmhouse.

She is eventually attacked and dragged out of the farmhouse by Johnny's reanimated corpse.


  • The most famous line in the movie is Johnny's: "They are coming to get you, Barbara", said to his sister.
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