The Return of the Living Dead (1985)


The movie The Return of the Living Dead (1985) is a horror-comedy film directed by Dan O’Bannon. The film follows a group of employees at a medical supply warehouse who accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, causing the dead to reanimate as flesh-eating zombies[1]. The group must fight for their lives as the zombies begin to overrun the warehouse and the surrounding area[2].

The movie is known for its dark humor and over-the-top gore. It has become a cult classic and is considered one of the best zombie films of all time[1].


  • Clu Gulager as Burt Wilson
  • James Karen as Frank
  • Don Calfa as Ernie Kaltenbrunner
  • Thom Mathews as Freddy
  • Beverly Randolph as Tina


  • The film was originally intended to be a sequel to George A. Romero’s “Night of the Living Dead,” but the filmmakers were unable to secure the rights to the title. They instead decided to make the film a standalone story with its own mythology[1].
  • The movie’s soundtrack features several punk rock songs, including “Surfin’ Dead” by The Cramps and “Partytime (Zombie Version)” by 45 Grave[1].
  • The film’s special effects were created by Tony Gardner, who went on to work on other horror films such as “Army of Darkness” and “Zombieland”[1].
  • The movie’s tagline, “They’re back from the grave and ready to party!” has become a popular catchphrase among horror fans[3].



Last updated byAnonymous on November 1, 2023