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"They're Back From The Grave and Ready To Party!"

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.

| 1985 | 1 hr 31 min | 7.3/10 | 66/100
Clu Gulager, James Karen, Don Calfa, Thom Mathews
HBO Video
Dan O'Bannon

Also directed by Dan O'Bannon

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The Return of the Living Dead Official Trailer #1 - James Karen Movie (1985) HD|2:43

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