The Return of the Living Dead

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"They're Back From The Grave and Ready To Party!"
  • R
  • 1985
  • 1 hr 31 min
  • 7.3  (57,392)
  • 66

After two employees of the medical supply company Uneeda accidentally open a military canister of toxic gas, the dead come back to life and chaos ensues. The gas brings all the corpses in the building back to life, to include a cadaver destined for medical study. The pair decides the only way to hide the evidence of their mistake, is to dismember and burn the cadaver at a nearby morgue. The smoke from the burned cadaver filters into the air causes even more dead to return from the grave. As the surrounding area becomes a battleground between zombies and the living, the military prepares to take end-game action to contain the problem. The movie focuses on the two employees, a group of rebellious punks, and a hapless mortician. Return of the Living Dead introduces and explains the zombies’ need to consume brains as well as other concepts that were new for the era and the sub-genre, such as speaking zombies and that sometimes destroying the brain isn’t enough.

The Return of the Living Dead
The Return Of The Living Dead: William Stout (Exclusive)
The Return Of The Living Dead: William Stout (Exclusive)

Clip - 38 sec

The Return Of The Living Dead: Music Of The Living Dead
The Return Of The Living Dead: Music Of The Living Dead

Behind the Scenes - 1 min 26 sec

The Return Of The Living Dead: On Location With Sean Clark
The Return Of The Living Dead: On Location With Sean Clark

Behind the Scenes - 1 min 37 sec

The Return Of The Living Dead: Half-Corpse Design (Featurette)
The Return Of The Living Dead: Half-Corpse Design (Featurette)

Behind the Scenes - 2 min 6 sec

FX of the Living Dead
FX of the Living Dead

Behind the Scenes - 1 min 40 sec

The Return Of The Living Dead
The Return Of The Living Dead

Trailer - 2 min 45 sec

Description
After two employees of the medical supply company Uneeda accidentally open a military canister of toxic gas, the dead come back to life and chaos ensues. The gas brings all the corpses in the building back to life, to include a cadaver destined for medical study. The pair decides the only way to hide the evidence of their mistake, is to dismember and burn the cadaver at a nearby morgue.

The smoke from the burned cadaver filters into the air causes even more dead to return from the grave. As the surrounding area becomes a battleground between zombies and the living, the military prepares to take end-game action to contain the problem.

The movie focuses on the two employees, a group of rebellious punks, and a hapless mortician. Return of the Living Dead introduces and explains the zombies’ need to consume brains as well as other concepts that were new for the era and the sub-genre, such as speaking zombies and that sometimes destroying the brain isn’t enough.

The Return of the Living Dead is a 1985 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 31 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.3 and a MetaScore of 66.

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  • Release Date
    1985
  • MPAA Rating
    R
  • Runtime
    1 hr 31 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    7.3  (57,392)
  • Metascore
    66