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Return of the Living Dead III (1993)

Having recently witnessed the horrific results of a top secret project to bring the dead back to life, a distraught youth performs the operation on his girlfriend after she's killed in a motorcycle accident.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Colonel John Reynolds
Colonel Peck
Colonel Sinclair
Julie Walker (as Mindy Clarke)
Abigail Lenz ...
Chief Scientist
Michael Decker ...
Science Technician
Billy Kane ...
Mogo (as Fabio Urena)
Pía Reyes ...
Alicia (as Pia Reyes)
Store Owner
Cop #1 (as Michael S. Deak)


Colonel Reynolds and his group of government scientists continue their work on re-animating the dead for military use. His son Curt and his girlfriend Julie use Dad's security pass to sneak in and watch the proceedings. Later when father and son have a disagreement, Curt and Julie take off on a motorcycle and Julie is killed in an accident. Grief-stricken, Curt takes her body to the lab and brings her back to life. Curt must help Julie deal with her new existence as military agents and local gang members try to find them. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Back from the dead and hungry for more. See more »



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence and gore, and for language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 February 1994 (Brazil)  »

Also Known As:

Return of the Living Dead 3  »


Box Office


$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,810, 31 October 1993, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$54,207, 31 October 1993
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1.85 : 1
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Make up artist Tom Rainone claims Clarence Epperson, the first animated cadaver in the film, was a homeless vagrant who demanded more money and limousine escorts to the set as the shoot got closer. See more »


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"Julie, are you eating him?"
11 November 2001 | by See all my reviews

Love and gore-what more do you need? Return of the Living Dead III is an excellent gore flick with a love story at the core. It's also a horror fans dream. That dream being that a great series never ruined itself like most do in the genre. At least that's the way I feel about it. RotLD III features a great story driven by great characters and awesome special effects. And of course, brains. Brian Yuzna (Bride of Re-Animator) is the mastermind behind this end to a great trilogy. J. Trevor Edmond stars as a guy who accidentally kills his girlfriend and uses Trioxin to bring her back. Said girlfriend, played by the awesome Mindy Clarke, makes for an unbelievable appearance by the end of the movie. My only problem with the movie is that it's missing the claustrophobic elements of the first one until the very end, and what an appropriate ending it is. Gore hounds will love this one. Brainsssssssss!

Note for genre buffs: Look for director Anthony Hickox and Brian "Scuz" Peck, who is featured in the entire trilogy, in cameos.

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