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🧟‍♂️ ZOMBIE AWARENESS MONTH 🧟‍♀️⁣ - The Return of the Living Dead (1985)

This movie is a weird one. It gets confused with Romero's 'The Dead' series a lot, but it isn't part of it.

After Night of the Living Dead in 1968, director George Romero and screenwriter John Russo parted ways. Russo kept the rights to anything called 'Living Dead' which is why all Romero movies made after the first one have no 'living' in the title anymore.

In '85 Dan O'Bannon made a comedic zombie movie (let's call it splatstick), that is based very loosely off of Russo's novel 'Return of the Living Dead'. In it some bumbling idiots in a warehouse spill chemicals, resulting in zombie creatures that start gnawing on anyone and everyone they can find.

Meanwhile, a group of punks loiter around and try to fight this rapidly spreading infection. Linnea Quigley plays the part of 'Trash' in this movie and it's the first time I ever saw her in a horror flick when I was a teenager. I instantly fell in love with her and guess what, there's a colorway named after her because of it. 

Fun fact: Before this movie, zombies were not really associated with eating brains. This movie is the one that coined the outcry of 'BRAAAAAINS' and cemented it into pop culture.

 Zombie Type: Infected


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