Return of the Living Dead Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 3796

Average Rating: 2.7/4

# of Ratings: 118

Theatrical Release Date: 08/16/1985

Language: English

Genre: Horror, Comedy

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Dan O'Bannon

Actors: Clu Gulager, James Karen, John Philbin, Don Calfa, Thom Mathews, Beverly Randolph

Plot: Two dimwit employess at a medical supply warehouse find a barrel in the basement. After opening it, they release a deadly gas that starts a chain reaction that brings the dead to life and they're only after one thing: Brains.

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Rating of
2/4

Indyfreak - wrote on 06/26/2019

Impressive makeup and gory effects propel this zany horror comedy. The punk teen characters are interchangeable, so in a rare change the older actors are slightly more interesting. Still, one of the goth bimbos has a nude strip dance so I guess I cannot complain too much.

Rating of
2/4

mitchellyoung - wrote on 01/11/2012

There certainly is a lot of crazy zombie action in this film and there are some dark comedic moments that I liked, but I just didn't see this film bringing anything new to the genre. The film isn't particularly scary or funny, though it has glimmers of both, and it rehashs a lot of what George Romero has done before, but not as well.

Rating of
3.5/4

dukeakasmudge - wrote on 09/19/2011

This movie was scary & funny.I still love this movie as much as the 1st time I seen it

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Rating of
3/4

"Return Of The Living Dead" by Yojimbo

Yojimbo - wrote on 07/24/2012

A pair of medical supply warehouse workers accidentally release an experimental toxin which causes the dead to rise from the grave and feast on the brains of the living. Written and directed by the script writer of Alien, Return Of The Living Dead was (like Evil Dead 2) unfairly vilified as a "video nasty" in the 1980s because of its gory subject matter but the fact is that this film is so damn silly its nearly impossible to be considered as "horrific". In fact it all seems rather tame in the these days where torture porn has become commonplace and there are laughs aplenty as The Breakfast Club dodge flesh eating zombies to a suitably cheesy 80s soundtrack. Rather than being a spoof or outright parody, O'Bannon just took the idea behind Night Of The Living Dead and ran with it to …

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