Following an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia S.W.A.T. team members, a traffic reporter, and his television executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall.
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.
James T. Callahan,
A group of scientists have developed the Resonator, a machine which allows whoever is within range to see beyond normal perceptible reality. But when the experiment succeeds, they are immediately attacked by terrible life forms.
When a bumbling pair of employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to re-animate as they go on a rampage through Louisville, Kentucky seeking their favorite food, brains.Written by
Todd A. Bobenrieth <TAB146@PSUVM.EDU>
John Philbin "Chuck" sold his personal copy of "The Complete History of the Return of the Living Dead" at a horror convention in El Paso, Texas for $60. See more »
(at around 23 mins) Immediately after Freddy wrestles the headless zombie to the ground, the stirrups of the tights worn by the actor playing the zombie can be seen around his feet. See more »
How come you guys only come around when you need a ride someplace?
'Cause you're one spooky motherfucker, man.
See more »
The credits play over the hilarious scenes of the movie that involve Frank and Freddy. See more »
On a limited number of VHS tapes, released in 1986 and 1987, the first scene showing the Army Colonel arriving home and discussing his work with his wife is omitted from the beginning of the film. This leaves the viewer at a disadvantage when Burt calls the "Zombie Hotline" at the end of the film, and is connected to the same Colonel who the viewers do not yet know. See more »
Young, Fast Iranians
Performed by Straw Dogs, aka The FUs
Composed by Steve Grimes, Wayne Maestri
Produced by Steve Barry, and Straw Dogs
(Used in Hemdale's 1991 Release in lieu of Dead Beat Dance) See more »
The most important, innovative and influential film in the genre.
This is the most innovative, and arguably the best film in the genre. A perfect mix of camp, wit, style and straight up horror.This was the first movie to have zombies crave brains, and to have them be cunning and fast. Not to mention some of the most amazing and memorable scenes ever committed to celluloid. Every modern zombie film owes a tip of the hat to this cinematic masterpiece that single-handedly changed the genre. It is probably the most important and influential zombie flick of all time. I cannot believe this gem is so overlooked.
If you have not seen this film do yourself a huge favour and watch it asap.
12 of 12 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this