Return of the Living Dead (1985)

Mike Matei / October 23rd, 2009


  • April 10, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    I watched the first, but never forced to watch sequels. In the second one there is a kid that steals a comic book so that few boys would let him be theyre friend made me to press the stop button yeah the scaryiest scene in the movie.

    That coffee advertisment is prety stupid why in devils name they added the music only to the second half??? Was it very hard to make it loop??? And only watching it for a fifth time I made shore that it’s a bout coffee.

    • doug rattmann

      November 2, 2014 at 1:36 am

      in four years how has nobody asked you what. the. FUCK did you just say?

      • Rick

        January 14, 2015 at 11:42 am

        Was thinking it…

  • HeavyPanda

    April 14, 2010 at 5:15 am

    Now this was a great zombie movie. I watched it as a kid and instantly fell in love with zombies. I love how they mention George Romero’s works of art and yes I said works of art. This movie bout a awesome combination of horror and comedy. Part two was great but any of the sequels after that, just suck.

    • October 25, 2013 at 2:41 am

      After seeing the first one I was ready to enjoy a fantastic zombie movie series. But the rest of them are simply terrible compared to this one. The second one is almost a remake of the first, but its done so poorly that it makes you wish you were watching that one instead. One of the best non-romero zombie movies out there, but skip the sequels.

  • A.Regular-Person

    April 14, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    Return of the Living Dead, that movie is one of my best. The characters, like James said, were memorable, and the special effects were great. What happened to that kind of special effects.

    The movie is funny and at some points, slightly creepy. I would’ve like to see some more animal zombies, but i’m not complaining.

    I also think they should remake part 2, i never seen it, but by watching the trailer, i know it doesn’t follow up on the story. There is a big difference between part 2 and just a regular 2. And just remake the second one, because the first doesn’t need to be edited or anything, it’s awesome.

    • October 2, 2015 at 7:40 pm

      This was directed by Dan O’bannon who did the special effects for Alien. That’s why the special effects look so cool.

  • nightbladehawkeye

    April 15, 2010 at 4:20 am

    I need to see this Movie!

  • A.Regular-Person

    June 5, 2010 at 11:21 am That’s were i watched it, and if you can’t watch it, then something happened. NOTICE: if you can watch it there is a certain amount of time you can watch the movie so you won’t be able to complete the movie, but you will get a chance to come back and finish it…i think.

  • WatchmenFTW

    June 20, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Wow, this is like an old version of Zombieland. I always cringe when I see that half of a dog as a zombie, that’s pretty disturbing.

  • otto meyer III

    June 24, 2010 at 8:49 am

    Just got through watching this movie, haven’t seen it since about 1986 on vhs, and it’s still a cracker. Old school special effects, great one liners, nudity, what more could you want ! I agree that the monologue delivered by the boss at the beginning really set’s the scene and is very creepy and the boss is played by a great actor James Karen who even appeared with Buster Keaton in the 60’s in a weird movie called FILM.
    All in all a brain buster of a zombie flick.

  • TDubYa

    July 11, 2010 at 6:18 am

    Great film – new discovery for me.

    Watch it here –

    It’s not a bad quality

  • staywhatur44

    July 12, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    I like the second one, where the two characters from the original realize…that they’re in a sequel. Haha.

  • Fantasy Forest

    July 25, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    Hahaha!!!!! I’m so glad you included that song at the very end. That’s the song that plays right when that skeleton zombie comes out of the grave and it cracks me up every time. It’s so metal!

    This is one of my all time favorite horror films. It’s funny, gross, and legitimately freaks you out. Thanks for reviewing it. 🙂

  • August 8, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    That one zombie they keep locked in the basement ALWAYS freaks me out. It’s just so freaky looking, and the way it looks, sheesh. Other than him, this movie never scared me. This movie is funny as shit

  • sleikis17

    August 17, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    This movie is so bad It’s good! 😛

  • DMM_poo

    September 4, 2010 at 11:26 am

    I’ve loved this movie to death since I was a 17-year-old Punk back in 1996 and I first discovered it. Everything about it kicks ass. Definitely in my Top 20 favorite movies of all time.

  • itscmillertime

    September 12, 2010 at 12:07 am

    It’s on TV right now!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • GialloHorror

    October 4, 2010 at 9:31 am

    I saw this film when it came out on VHS and I have to admit, it made me laugh. Even as a kid this didn’t scare me.
    Still, this shit is AWESOME!
    I always thought Freddy kinda looked like Woody Harrelson

  • KinaMassakre

    October 16, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    the cover looks like it’s sort of anti drug or something X)

  • October 21, 2010 at 10:48 am

    LMAO me and my friend watched this randomly one day. this HAS to be one of the worst movies i’ve ever fucking seen. like the scene in the grave yard with the naked dancing chick is so damn stupid. i guess the start was ok. but towards the end , the writing just gets so bad. and never mind the dancing part, EVERY SCENE with those stupid teen age rebel kids is just like getting punched in the gut to watch i swear


    i think they were just trying to make him look like someone who would fit in on a fighting game roster

  • TMO007

    October 25, 2010 at 1:30 am

    I’m not so much a zombie fan, since now-a-days generation is force fed zombies morning, noon, and night, but I’m definitely going to be checking this one out.

  • Venin

    January 17, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    I love this movie, it has my favorite zombie in it too, Tarman. I remember seeing it for the first time and just being in aw of this zombie, the face, the movement, the voice, just classic. I base a lot of my Zombie characters in paintings and drawings off of this guy.

    If your curious, here’s one:

  • SpiritSoldier

    April 30, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    This is one of the greatest zombie movies ever, the sequels not so much. I love the Romero films, get tired of all the liberal subtext, but none the less the are great movies. But ROTLD has always been my fav. Loved it as a kid, and still love it.

  • werdman24

    July 13, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    I wonder if throwing those zombies into a wood shredder would solve the problem. I’ll have to watch the movie to find out.

  • zprospero

    August 19, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    Personally, I really liked the 2nd film better. This was one had some great moments and ideas, but the whole thing was just so… unpleasant. It was intended as a dark comedy, but I found it was more dark than comedy.

    Not that a zombie movie should be pleasant, but I just didn’t find this one funny. The second one was sillier, even though it did take a lot from the first movie, and just a lot more enjoyable, in my opinion.

    I would agree that as a horror or zombie fans need to see this film. It is great in its own way, but if you’re just looking for more of a good time, I’d recommend the second film personally.

    …but none of the sequels after that.

  • penpan

    September 6, 2011 at 5:16 pm


    “Send more ambulances!”

    “The pain…the paaaain! Of being dead!” Those lines cracked me up so bad. I thought my friends were making them up but I had to see it for myself 😛

  • HorazStCruz

    March 21, 2012 at 2:51 am

    I Remember Return of the Living dead 3. I felt so sorry for the zombie chick.., while getting my shit together not to puke jaja.

    • October 1, 2014 at 10:59 pm

      Laurie’s got to be one of the most sympathetic “monsters” in movies. Every time she started to panic or otherwise break down due to her zombification I just wanted to give her a big hug…from behind…so she couldn’t eat my brains.

      Also, holy shit, remember her kinked out version? How fucking badass was that?!

      Man, really, I’d love to see a direct sequel to part 3. They could have it where the Colonel comes back and blows open the gate with a bazooka and rescues them both. Then the movie would be sort of like the 3rd one but now the Colonel is running across states and having to deal with two brain loving yet still intelligent “zombies”.

      • Ras

        September 15, 2016 at 5:02 am

        It probably should have had a different title since it was more romantic than comedic. Melinda Clarke was super hot.

  • edhc44

    February 11, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    I watched the first three several times over growing up but I have to say that my definitive zombie movie is not as cult or “classy”, being Snyder’s remake of Dawn of the Dead.

  • bigevilworldwide

    October 28, 2013 at 3:10 am

    Technically it is related to the Romero films….I’ve seen this movie a million times and the documentary more brains….When Romero and Russo split, Russo wrote return of the living dead meant as an actual sequel. It’s been a while since I’ve watched the documentary but somehow Dan O’Bannon was hired and re-wrote the script into what it is now. There was also a lawsuit at one point because the people who owned Night of the living dead tried to sue Orion to stop them from calling this return of the living dead…..

    I highly recommend the documentary it’s pretty informative

  • gutterboy

    October 30, 2013 at 1:22 am

    I love it but hear it from the master, Joe Bob Briggs:

  • Bright Anderson

    January 13, 2014 at 4:57 am

    I watched this movie on the recommendation of this video and I really enjoyed it. Totally different tone than a lot of my favorite zombie movies. I feel like they balanced the comedy and the horror in a really unique and effective way. The visual effects are surprisingly top notch and creepy. Love that music too.

  • Shanethefilmmaker

    June 30, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    Personally in comparison to the Romero flicks I didn’t really like it. Don’t get me wrong it’s a good premise and some of the scenes were either very funny or legitimately scared the crap out of me. But the whole running Zombie thing kinda ticked me off.

  • Henry Vargas

    September 27, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    Linnea Quigley…. Enough said.

  • Smokingspoon

    July 11, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    There’s something I’ve always wondered about and I wish James could answer it…

  • April 11, 2017 at 8:21 am

    SKELETAL zombies had already been featured in a 1971 film called Tombs of the Blind Dead, and Creepshow had a TALKING zombie ( in the ‘Father’s Day story ) before this one.

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