31 Days of Halloween – 022: The Return Of The Living Dead (1985)

October marches on, and so does our countdown to All Hallows Eve. This year, rather than trying to do a full 31 film reviews or something truly time-consuming like that, most of what I’m going to be posting are favorite trailers, short films, some full-length movies, and other items just to kind of help get everyone in the spirit of what really is one of my favorite holidays.

The_Return_of_the_Living_Dead_(film)Of course, any real horror fan knows Night of the Living Dead and the subsequent follow-ups, Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead, etc., but it seems that fewer people know that there was actually a separate series of sequels which spawned from the breakup of  George Romero and his Night partner John Russo

The basic idea behind The Return of the Living Dead is that the original movie was only based on the real events, and was put out as part of a military cover-up of what actually happened. From there we are treated to what really amounts to a lot of cheesy 80s horror comedy that actually, if I’m honest, I really enjoy more than the more serious sequels even if it does really wear its time period on its sleeve.

So which is your favorite NOTLD sequel? Let me know either in the comments below, or over on the Durnmoose Movies Facebook page which can be found here.

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4 comments on “31 Days of Halloween – 022: The Return Of The Living Dead (1985)

  1. Actually, writer John Russo was George Romero’s ex-partner, not Dan O’Bannon.

    I go into some details in my review.

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