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Return of the Living Dead

1984

Dan O'Bannon
Director

Zombies get unleashed at the Uneeda medical supply company.

Hugely entertaining tongue-in-rotting-cheek zombie film with James Karen and Don Calfa in terrific roles and then there's Linnea Quigley doing the zombie thing stark-bollock-naked.

-The Sloth

A near perfect horror comedy, buoyed by great performances (especially Karen), and marred only by pointless recycling of footage at the climax. The comedy is a bit blunted when you consider the ending is likely exactly how the government would react to a situation like this. Great soundtrack, too!

And where exactly do they get all those skeletons with the perfect teeth?

-Dave W.

Followed by a quartet of sequels, each exponentially worse than its predecessor: Return Of The Living Dead Part II (1987), Return Of The Living Dead III (1993), Return of the Living Dead: Necropolis (2005), and Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave (2005).



16th August 1985
Cinema





Return Of The Living Dead (Special Edition)
27th August 2002
DVD




1.85:1



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