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719 Ratings

The Return of the Living Dead

Directed by Dan O'Bannon
United States, 1985
Comedy, Fantasy, Horror


On his first day on the job at an army surplus store, poor Freddy unwittingly releases nerve gas from a secret U.S. military canister, unleashing an unbelievable terror. The gas re-animates an army of corpses, who arise from their graves with a ravenous hunger… for human brains!

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The Return of the Living Dead Directed by Dan O'Bannon

Critics reviews

In the current climate of hear-no-dissent, feedback-loop political discourse, the poor old zombie has been in heavy rotation as an easily adaptable stand-in for whatever braindead/brainwashed Other the viewer prefers. What a relief, then, to revisit Dan O’Bannon’s stupid-smart Return of the Living Dead, in which the zombies actually walk around hollering “BRAINS!”, and act as metaphors for absolutely nothing.
August 05, 2016

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