Return of the Living Dead Review
Written by: Leon
The Return of the Living Dead series hasn't been praised much over the years and for good reason. The majority of these films flat out suck. With the exception of one. That one being the first installment in the Return of the Living Dead series.
Return of the Living Dead can be considered a spin off of 1968's Night of the Living Dead by George A.Romero. In the film two medical warehouse workes tinker with a vat of chemicals that supposedly caused what Night of the Living Dead is based on. Of course the two bumbling workers accidenltly crack the thing open, releasing the chemical upon themselves and into a nearby graveyard. The two warehouse workers, having been unconcious, awaken to the sight of a rotted corpse that had been dormant within the container. Teenage friends of one of the warehouse workers decide to party in the nearby cemetary while their friend and his co-worker, along with their boss, attempt to destroy all evidence of the incident. To put it simply, chaos ensues and the dead take to the earth once again.
Return of the Living Dead is a campy horror/zombie film with some light hearted comedy inspired by the novel of co-NOTLD writer John A.Russo. The film features some nice special effects and acting that you won't find in any other part of the series. A fun rock and roll music score and some female nudity(fun for us guys)tie the bow on this enjoyable film. It's not Dawn of the Dead, but it's worth a buy or rent.