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The Return of the Living Dead (1985)

The Return of the Living Dead
7.3 Rating
(369 ratings)
7.3 IMDB rating

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Don Calfa

Don Calfa

Ernie
Thom Mathews

Thom Mathews

Freddy


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Rudy Ricci

Rudy Ricci

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A total hoot pitched at the right tone

1 year, 6 months ago at Jun 18 15:17
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"I ain't in no mood to die tonight."

1985 was a banner year for zombie films, as two "Dead" flicks hit cinemas within the span of two weeks. George A. Romero's third zombie effort, Day of the Dead, came first, closely followed by The Return of the Living Dead, which was written and directed by Alien scribe Dan O'Bannon. Return is based on the novel of the same name by John Russo, wh... read more

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2 weeks, 3 days ago at Dec 5 2:01
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Dan O' Bannon, the writer of such classics like 'Alien' & 'Dark Star', made his first directorial debut with 'The Return of the Living Dead'. A hodge podge of comedy and zombie horror. The concept was conceived in a story by co-author John Russo who was also part of another little zombie movie called 'Night of the Living Dead'. O' Bannon wrote the script and was only going to be credited as screen... read more
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Description: The Return of the Living Dead is an American zombie comedy horror film that was released in 1984 and was followed by several sequels. The film was written and directed by Dan O'Bannon and starred Clu Gulager, James Karen, Don Calfa, Thom Mathews, Beverly Randolph and Linnea Quigley. The film tells the story of how two men accompanied ... (more)
Release date: 16 August 1985
UPC: 027616878168
Horror (15), Zombies (11), Comedy (8), 1980s (8), 1985 (7), Black Comedy (5), Warehouse (5), Zombie (4), Siege (3), Gore (3), Exploding Building (3), Stairs (3), Barrel (3), Vulgarity (3), Midget (3), Strange (3), Sci-fi (3), Shot To Death (3), Ambulance (3), Cannibalism (3)
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MovieMoron posted a review 2 weeks, 3 days ago

“Dan O' Bannon, the writer of such classics like 'Alien' & 'Dark Star', made his first directorial debut with 'The Return of the Living Dead'. A hodge podge of comedy and zombie horror. The concept was conceived in a story by co-author John Russo who was also part of another little zombie movie called 'Night of the Living Dead'. O' Bannon wrote the script and was only going to be credited as screenwriter until Tobe Hooper who was going to direct dropped out. O' Bannon would take the zombie genre into a whole new level as director and give the genre new blood to play around with.

Supposedly based on true events, the setting of this particular story takes place at a medical supply warehouse where two men open up a can of worms in the form of a toxic gas. That gas spreads throughout ” read more

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