Karen Cooper

Real Name

Karen Cooper

First Appearance

Night of the Living Dead (Oct. 1, 1968)

Original Publisher

The Walter Reade Organization

Created by

George A. Romero & John A. Russo


Bitten by a zombie before the Coopers found refuge in the house, Karen later died and, after being revived as a zombie herself, began feasting on her father's arm only to be interrupted by her mother who was then killed by Karen with a trowel.

Karen then wandered off, leaving her ultimate fate unrevealed.


  • Night of the Living Dead entered the public domain because the original theatrical distributor, the Walter Reade Organization, neglected to place a copyright indication on the prints. In 1968, United States copyright law required a proper notice for a work to maintain a copyright. Image Ten displayed such a notice on the title frames of the film beneath the original title, Night of the Flesh Eaters. The distributor removed the statement when it changed the title.

See Also

Living dead Karen eating her father's corpse.

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