“When two bumbling employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to rise again as zombies.”

Director: Dan O’Bannon
Writers: Rudy Ricci, John A. Russo, Russel Streiner
Staring: Clu Gulager, James Karen, Don Calfa, Beverly Randolph
Streaming: HBO Max
Release Date: August 16, 1985

Horror comedy is a tough genre to get right without going into “so bad it’s good” category, and credit to The Return Of The Living Dead for getting it right.

If you are a horror movie or a zombie movie fan, then you have heard of this classic. The campiness from the top sets the tone and when you get to the first “BRAINNNSSSSS” utterance then you know you are in for full cheesiness.

Comedy is suggestive and not everything about The Return Of The Living Dead clicks with me. With that being said, The Return Of The Living Dead has a confidence in itself that forces you to but in. Laugh at the stupidity of the humans and let the swarms of zombies eat your heart out.

STANKO RATING: B- (3.5/5 Stars)

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