The year was 1878. Pittsburgh residents investigated reports of "dead people" feasting on the flesh of the living. A hastily assembled posse arrived at the Romero homestead to find that six "zombies" had made breakfast of the dead bodies of the poor farmer and his wife. The zombies were disposed of with a combination of axes, shovels and pitchforks and the incident passed out of memory. Coincidentally, one hundred years later, Pittsburgh became the home of the greatest zombie films ever made.