Up 29,726 this week

Return of the Living Dead: Designing the Dead (2002)

Not Rated  |  Video  |   |  Documentary, Short  |  27 August 2002 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 35 users  
Reviews: 1 user

Add a Plot


0Check in

The 25 Most Immersive Worlds in Cinema

Highly immersive cinematic worlds can carry a movie, and we've rounded up the best of the best.

See the full list

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Return of the Living Dead: Designing the Dead (Video 2002)

Return of the Living Dead: Designing the Dead (Video 2002) on IMDb 5.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Return of the Living Dead: Designing the Dead.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

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.

Director: Brian Yuzna
Stars: Kent McCord, James T. Callahan, Sarah Douglas
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Curious kids unearth the barrels that helped revive the dead of the first film, which proves the second time's an undead charm.

Director: Ken Wiederhorn
Stars: James Karen, Thom Mathews, Michael Kenworthy
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

When two bumbling employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to rise again as zombies.

Director: Dan O'Bannon
Stars: Clu Gulager, James Karen, Don Calfa
Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  

A group of teenagers who, in an attempt to rescue their friend from an evil corporation, end up releasing a horde of blood thirsty zombies.

Director: Ellory Elkayem
Stars: Aimee-Lynn Chadwick, Cory Hardrict, John Keefe
Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  

A college student creates a drug called "Z" and sells it on campus, inadvertently resurrecting the living dead, who wreak havoc at a Halloween rave.

Director: Ellory Elkayem
Stars: Peter Coyote, Aimee-Lynn Chadwick, Cory Hardrict
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Retrospective documentary in which various cast members talk about acting in the horror comedy cult classic "The Return of the Living Dead."

Stars: Clu Gulager, James Karen, Don Calfa


Cast overview:
William Stout ...


Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis


Documentary | Short


Not Rated




Release Date:

27 August 2002 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Somewhat Pointless
27 January 2012 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Designing the Dead (2002)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

When MGM announced that they were finally releasing THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD fans were finally getting what they wanted. It was followed by even better news that it was going to be a Special Edition release and that we were going to get a featurette. Sadly, when the disc was finally released there wasn't anything too special about it and this featurette didn't include any of the cast members and only features writer-director Dan O'Bannon and production designer William Stout. O'Bannon talks about coming out to Hollywood, going into film school and talks about the various bits of advice he was given. He talks about how he got involved with the film and how he thought the final product came out. Stout talks about his influences (the EC comic) and what type of designs he wanted to do and how he pulled them off with such a low budget. I'll be honest and say that the stories told are quite interesting and these two men are fun to listen to but there's still no denying that you actually learn very little about the film itself. There are so many topics that aren't discussed you really wonder if the person doing the interviews has really ever seen the film. This featurette is even weaker today since MORE BRAIN! A RETURN TO THE LIVING DEAD, a full two-hour documentary, has came out and made this here pretty much pointless.

0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
what the hell is it? horrorhag

Contribute to This Page