Return of the Living Dead (1985)

Written by Dan O’Bannon, John Russo, Rudy Ricci and Russel Streiner

Directed by Dan O’Bannon

Starring Thom Mathews, James Karen, Clu Gulager, Linnea Quigley, Miguel A Nunez Jr., Don Calfa, Beverly Randolph and Mark Venturini

Plot: Employees at a medical supply warehouse inadvertently release a gas that brings the dead back to life


Let me start off by saying i love this movie. The cast is fantastic, you have the gorgeous Linnea Quigley, the scene stealing James Karen who we lost in 2018 may he rest in peace. Mark Venturini who sadly passed away in 96 at the young age of 35 due to leukemia turns in a great performance as Suicide. Clu Gulager and Don Calfa are amazing. We lost Mr. Calfa in 2016 but this movie will immortalize all we have lost.

The soundtrack is superb, a punk rock love letter from the 80’s. the score also rules and as long as you buy the collectors edition blu ray from Shout Factory off shoot Scream Factory you will get the best possible screen resolution and sound.

Tara didn’t like the rules or the fact that they talked but i did not mind either because i think the rest of the movie more than compensated for it. There is Linnea Quigley gratuitous nudity of course so that is cool lol.

Overall this is an outstanding zombie comedy with some nice effects and is very quotable. Tara gave it a score of 72/100 and i gave a perfect 100/100 because i love it that much, if you haven’t seen it, watch it! and if you have watch it again!! because it rules!


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