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The Return of the Living Dead (1985)

The Return of the Living Dead
7.3 Rating
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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

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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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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 (12), Comedy (8), 1980s (8), 1985 (7), Warehouse (5), Black Comedy (5), Gore (3), Zombie (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), Siege (3)
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