The Return of the Living Dead Reviews

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
January 18, 2014
an icon of the 80s
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
October 14, 2012
For pure eighties, punk rock, walking dead, brain eating mayhem, this is the film to watch.
Anton Bitel
Little White Lies
June 8, 2012
this overnight zombie apocalypse is a tongue-in-cheek brainload of hard-rocking fun.
Matthew Sorrento
Film Threat
March 30, 2011
Bastard Son of a Prodigal Son: Interview on The Complete History of The Return of the Living Dead
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
September 19, 2010
Ed O'Bannon and John Russo may have intended The Return of the Living Dead as a comedy, but it's just too damn gory, too scary and too good to be dismissed as a zom com.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Steve Biodrowski
July 12, 2008
An amusing, punk variation on the familiar zombie theme.
Ryan Cracknell
Calgary Movies
October 13, 2007
Equal parts horror and comedy, Return of the Living Dead finds success on both fronts.
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
October 5, 2007
Effectively announces itself as a horror movie deliberately pitted against customary cinematic values.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jeremiah Kipp
Slant Magazine
September 27, 2007
A tongue-in-cheek, splatter-laden homage to George A. Romero's zombie pictures.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Pete Vonder Haar
Film Threat
August 12, 2005
A fresh and immensely entertaining take on the zombie genre
| Original Score: 5/5
Widgett Walls
January 25, 2005
It's a shame that the franchise went straight to Campsville, because it had a good start.
| Original Score: 4/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
October 27, 2004
The definitive splatterpunk movie. Takes perverse delight in being disgusting. Dan O'Bannon's screenplay hits your funny bone with a meathook and doesn't let go.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Blake Davis
KFOR Channel 4 News
September 12, 2003
A funny, gore-spattered homage.
| Original Score: 3/5
Fred Topel
July 14, 2003
Great re-interpretation of the Romero series. Scary in its hopelessness, funny in its extremity.
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner
February 6, 2003
A beauty of a cult classic.
| Original Score: 4/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
August 21, 2002
Turns a satirical eye on Reagan's hawkish heart, the sprung logic of Italian zombie movies, and John Hughes' brat-pack films.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Christopher Null
August 12, 2002
impressively ornate yet extremely cheesy
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Shane Burridge
January 1, 2000
This isn't a sequel - it's a reinventing of how zombies had been seen on the screen
Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film
March 17, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Emanuel Levy
August 8, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
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