Return of the Living DeadMiddle-aged family man Frank trains teenaged Freddy for his new job at a medical supply warehouse. And when the duo accidentally releases a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to rise again as zombies.
Actors of "Return of the Living Dead"
Characters of "Return of the Living Dead"
Directors of "Return of the Living Dead"
Dan O'BannonBirthdate: 30 September 1946, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Creators of "Return of the Living Dead"
Rudy RicciBirthdate: 14 February 1940, McKeesport, Pennsylvania, USA
John A. RussoBirthdate: 2 February 1939
Critic Reviews of "Return of the Living Dead"
Under the RadarFebruary 28, 2017
[Return of the Living Dead] stood the test of time because it blended real scares and a few honest-to-goodness, heart-wrenching moments in with its humor.
The Blu SpotJuly 18, 2016
Dan O'Bannon's The Return of the Living Dead is a classic of the zombie genre that delivers a good laugh with its silly, over-the-top nature, while also giving you several thrills along the way.
7M PicturesJanuary 18, 2014
an icon of the 80s
Cinema CrazedOctober 14, 2012
For pure eighties, punk rock, walking dead, brain eating mayhem, this is the film to watch.
Little White LiesJune 08, 2012
this overnight zombie apocalypse is a tongue-in-cheek brainload of hard-rocking fun.
Film ThreatMarch 30, 2011
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Sarasota Herald-TribuneSeptember 19, 2010
Ed O'Bannon and John Russo may have intended The Return of the Living Dead as a comedy, but it's just too damn gory, too scary and too good to be dismissed as a zom com.
ESplatterJuly 12, 2008
An amusing, punk variation on the familiar zombie theme.
Calgary MoviesOctober 13, 2007
Equal parts horror and comedy, Return of the Living Dead finds success on both fronts.
Projection BoothOctober 05, 2007
Effectively announces itself as a horror movie deliberately pitted against customary cinematic values.
Slant MagazineSeptember 27, 2007
A tongue-in-cheek, splatter-laden homage to George A. Romero's zombie pictures.
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