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Horror fans are horrified to learn that a chapel featured in "Night of the Living Dead" might be demolished, so they've started up a campaign to raise funds to repair it.
updated 11/29/2011 8:28:55 AM ET 2011-11-29T13:28:55


Horror movie fans are trying to save a southwestern Pennsylvania cemetery chapel featured in several scenes of the cult classic "Night of the Living Dead."

A sound engineer who worked on the 1968 George Romero film is trying to raise $50,000 to repair the chapel at Evans City Cemetery.

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The cemetery association had planned to tear down boarded-up building but delayed those plans to see if Gary Streiner can come up with the money.

Cemetery association President Ron Volz tells the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette the building will have to come down if the fundraising effort falls short. Streiner has raised about $7,000 so far.

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Streiner says he hopes the chapel could be used as a movie museum or rented out for events, like zombie-themed weddings.

The website designed to highlight the campaign is at www.fixthechapel.com.

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