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Title: Return Of The Living Dead
Post by: David A. on January 25, 2011, 08:33:42 AM
Hey Guys! I just wrote an article on one of my favorite zombie movies, RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD, for my website TERROR FROM BEYOND THE DAVES. Check it out and let me know what you think! THANKS.

http://terrordaves.wordpress.com/2011/01/25/movie-spotlight-the-return-of-the-living-dead-1985/ (http://terrordaves.wordpress.com/2011/01/25/movie-spotlight-the-return-of-the-living-dead-1985/)
Title: Re: Return Of The Living Dead
Post by: RedKing on January 25, 2011, 09:17:37 AM
Great article on a great movie! ROTLD is one of my favorite horror movies of the 80s. I remember the article and pics in Forry's Monsterland #1 and I still have the TV spots I taped from TV during Elvira's Movie Macarbe that summer.
Title: Re: Return Of The Living Dead
Post by: zombiehorror on January 25, 2011, 10:36:45 AM
Good read and an excellent flick!!  I still remember buying this when I was around 14 or 15 at Kmart.  I brought it home and wanted to watch right away but so did my folks.  Dad didn't mind when we heard, "Trash is taking off her clothes again." but mom was less than impressed!  Return would have to be in my top 10 list of favorite 80's flicks and probably in my top 20 of favorite horror films.  Horror comedies it's probably in the top 5 but then again that's a rather short list of films that actually work!!
Title: Re: Return Of The Living Dead
Post by: Radioactive Rod Whitenack on January 25, 2011, 03:02:54 PM
I was born and raised (and still live) in Louisville, KY where "Return of the Living Dead" takes place. My home town was ultimately nuked at the end, so my love for this film knows no boundaries. I was a senior in high school when I saw it on opening night with a packed crowd of rowdy punkers and zombie fans and when the military guy confirmed the zombie plague was taking place in Louisville, some guy up in the front row screamed "Noooooooooooooo!" and ran up the aisle and out of the theater. It was awesome.

Production designer Bill Stout told me his wife was from Louisville and I think this is how the idea ultimately got implanted in Dan O'Bannon's head. If anybody ever visits Louisville, I can give you a tour of Cave Hill Cemetery and the accompanying Eastern Cemetery and old crematorium the film's cemetery is based on. We'll stop by the graves of Colonel Sanders, the Frito Lay Magician and B-movie director William Girdler ("Abby", "Grizzly", "Day of the Animals", "The Manitou", etc.)
Title: Re: Return Of The Living Dead
Post by: Opera Ghost on January 25, 2011, 04:13:31 PM
I was born and raised (and still live) in Louisville, KY where "Return of the Living Dead" takes place. My home town was ultimately nuked at the end, so my love for this film knows no boundaries. I was a senior in high school when I saw it on opening night with a packed crowd of rowdy punkers and zombie fans and when the military guy confirmed the zombie plague was taking place in Louisville, some guy up in the front row screamed "Noooooooooooooo!" and ran up the aisle and out of the theater. It was awesome.

Production designer Bill Stout told me his wife was from Louisville and I think this is how the idea ultimately got implanted in Dan O'Bannon's head. If anybody ever visits Louisville, I can give you a tour of Cave Hill Cemetery and the accompanying Eastern Cemetery and old crematorium the film's cemetery is based on. We'll stop by the graves of Colonel Sanders, the Frito Lay Magician and B-movie director William Girdler ("Abby", "Grizzly", "Day of the Animals", "The Manitou", etc.)

Very cool story Rod! Love this movie more than the mainstream zombie flicks
Title: Re: Return Of The Living Dead
Post by: The Creeper on January 25, 2011, 04:25:05 PM
Great article on a great movie.  I just love this movie.
Title: Re: Return Of The Living Dead
Post by: cereal7 on January 25, 2011, 05:57:08 PM
great story! This is by far favorite zombie movie ever made what better then "braaaaiiiinnnnsss" or "send more braaaaiiinnss" i still walk around saying that to people!!!! LOVE THIS MOVIE
Title: Re: Return Of The Living Dead
Post by: Radioactive Rod Whitenack on January 25, 2011, 07:04:59 PM
I kind of love the idea that whenever you encounter someone made up like a zombie around Halloween or in a Halloween spook house, they inevitably growl, "Braaaaiiinnnnsss." George Romero didn't come up with that! "Return of the Living Dead" did! It made an impact on popular culture and the whole concept of zombies.
Title: Re: Return Of The Living Dead
Post by: toys-of-terror on January 25, 2011, 09:42:38 PM
Return of the Living dead is a classic. One of my favorite zombie movies. It walked the line between comedy and horror very well. The tar zombie in the basement is great. I believe AMOKE Time is doing a figure of it.
Title: Re: Return Of The Living Dead
Post by: Flower on January 26, 2011, 08:29:06 AM
I remember watching this flick with my parents on television .. we all cracked up at "Send more cops" ...

Send More Cops ! - Return of the Living Dead (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLSL8E-FLrQ#)
Title: Re: Return Of The Living Dead
Post by: michblk on January 26, 2011, 09:46:16 AM
If anybody ever visits Louisville, I can give you a tour of Cave Hill Cemetery and the accompanying Eastern Cemetery and old crematorium the film's cemetery is based on. We'll stop by the graves of Colonel Sanders, the Frito Lay Magician and B-movie director William Girdler ("Abby", "Grizzly", "Day of the Animals", "The Manitou", etc.)

Nice article on one of my favorite movies.   

Rod, sounds like a great opportunity for a UMA Photo Op at Wonderfest!

BK
Title: Re: Return Of The Living Dead
Post by: Haunted hearse on January 26, 2011, 10:54:21 AM
Any body who follows the Comic strip "Brewster Rockit" by Tim Rickards, has seen the zombies in his strip calling out "Brains".  Nice reference to this film.
Title: Re: Return Of The Living Dead
Post by: Haunted hearse on January 26, 2011, 11:03:32 AM
By the way, technically, this film is a sequel to "Night of the Living Dead". The film has its roots in a novel by John Russo also called Return of the Living Dead. When Russo and George A. Romero parted ways after their 1968 film Night of the Living Dead, Russo retained the rights to any titles featuring Living Dead while Romero was free to create his own series of sequels, beginning with Dawn of the Dead. That's why there are references to the earlier film.  I understood there was a legal action between the two.
Title: Re: Return Of The Living Dead
Post by: zombiehorror on January 26, 2011, 11:33:52 AM
Was hoping to get this for Christmas but it didn't happen, still gotta pick it up~

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51cNsFMi5LL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Return Of The Living Dead
Post by: cereal7 on January 26, 2011, 01:13:55 PM
Was hoping to get this for Christmas but it didn't happen, still gotta pick it up~

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DVD box set? where did you find it? love the cover art would be a nice poster too.
Title: Re: Return Of The Living Dead
Post by: zombiehorror on January 26, 2011, 01:17:54 PM
DVD box set? where did you find it? love the cover art would be a nice poster too.


Nope it's a new book, for less than $20!

http://www.amazon.com/Complete-History-Return-Living-Dead/dp/0859654605 (http://www.amazon.com/Complete-History-Return-Living-Dead/dp/0859654605)

Here's a larger image from their FB page~
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs258.snc4/40225_419753687539_24995407539_5286261_7190903_n.jpg)

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Return-of-the-Living-Dead/24995407539 (http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Return-of-the-Living-Dead/24995407539)
Title: Re: Return Of The Living Dead
Post by: The Creeper on January 26, 2011, 05:10:40 PM
That looks cool!  I want to check it out.
Title: Re: Return Of The Living Dead
Post by: RICKH on January 27, 2011, 06:30:55 PM
Being a Kentucky boy, I love that movie.  James Karen and Clu Gulager, you can't get any better than that!  Also, the scene with the half corpse zombie woman on the embalming table is great.  I wonder if the scene in The Walking Dead with the same type of woman zombie  was a tribute to ROTLD?
Title: Re: Return Of The Living Dead
Post by: Unknown Primate on January 27, 2011, 11:19:31 PM
Love this movie - and never get tired of seeing it!
Title: Re: Return Of The Living Dead
Post by: marsattacks666 on January 31, 2011, 03:23:01 AM
Great article. This is one of my top five Horror movies from the 80'S. R.o.t.L.D,
is still a cool and great flick..........plus Tarman and Trash rule!
Title: Re: Return Of The Living Dead
Post by: John Pertwee on March 04, 2020, 08:25:54 PM
Some friends of mine did a thing and reviewed the movie from beginning to end. http://www.pixelatedsausage.com/home/13-nightmares-1-the-return-of-the-living-dead.html (http://www.pixelatedsausage.com/home/13-nightmares-1-the-return-of-the-living-dead.html)
Title: Re: Return Of The Living Dead
Post by: marsattacks666 on March 04, 2020, 09:57:34 PM
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Title: Re: Return Of The Living Dead
Post by: marsattacks666 on June 25, 2020, 10:04:14 AM
Hey Guys! I just wrote an article on one of my favorite zombie movies, RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD, for my website TERROR FROM BEYOND THE DAVES. Check it out and let me know what you think! THANKS.

[url]http://terrordaves.wordpress.com/2011/01/25/movie-spotlight-the-return-of-the-living-dead-1985/[/url] ([url]http://terrordaves.wordpress.com/2011/01/25/movie-spotlight-the-return-of-the-living-dead-1985/[/url])


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