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Return of the Living Dead 5: Rave to the Grave

Return of the Living Dead 5: Rave to the Grave (2005)


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Release Date: Oct 7, 2005 Wide



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In this sequel to 1985's Return of the Living Dead, a bunch of horny teens discover that their new designer drug is actually a chemical that turns humans into flesh-eating zombies. Unfortunately, they don't make this discovery until they're in the middle of an enormous outdoor dance party, where the wild costumes and chemically induced shenanigans make it difficult to tell who's a zombie and who's simply having a good time. Although it shares plot points, characters, actors, and crew with Return



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Ellory Elkayem, you were so good at comedy in "Eight Legged Freaks"-what happened?!

May 26, 2011 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
Cinema Crazed

It's cheesy and squirrelly, but at least it's not wretched. If that sounds like the faintest praise with which I can damn something, it's meant to be.

April 25, 2010 Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy
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Audience Reviews for Return of the Living Dead 5: Rave to the Grave

The final film? well who knows but this isn't as bad as I've read and its certainly no worse than the fourth film ('Necropolis'). Basically the same plot lay out with the deadly toxic gas again being mistreated and lost, although this time its turned into a drug which was an interesting twist.

The story does follow on from the last film and has the same surviving cast members which is good but for some reason they don't seem to know what the gas is or what it can do as if the last film never happened. Yet this film does follow on from the last for sure as the characters all have the same names.

I suppose they may not have seen the canisters in the last film but its still a bit odd, never the less the film plays out much the same as before with people going down one by one as we head towards the rave finale. The makeup is spot on just like the previous films and looks nice n slimy, nothing too new looking but it all works and does the job plus the classic 'Tarman' zombie (or another version) is back and looking sweet.

I think this film also gets back to the humour aspect of the original two films which is good and in my opinion makes it worthwhile and a fitting addition to the series.
March 26, 2014

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If you're a fan of the first Return of the Living Dead movie, please don't watch this one. You'll loose ten years of your life from aggravation. The film is supposed to be set in the United States, but was actually shot in Romania and most of the actors' accents are worse than Jurgen Prochnov's on a good day. The Return of the Living Dead: Necropolis won't even qualify as a "good bad cult movie" 20 years from now. Parts 2 and 3 were already pretty bad, but this one is just embarrassing. Trash, Suicide and even Julie Walker will roll over in their graves. I wonder if the makers have even bothered to watch the first three films. Unlike Romero's walking corpses, the Return of the Living Dead zombies are not supposed to die when you shoot them in the head! Nor do they give speeches or box. The movie does have one thing going for it, though: it proves that all those B actors they got playing KGB agents in cheap 80s crime flicks got their accents right after all.
October 24, 2008

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Corny and incredibly dumb, Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave is a monotonous horror-comedy that overdoes the comedy. A pseudo-sequel to Necropolis, the story follows a group of college kids who discover a barrel of Trioxin and (mistaking it for ecstasy) turn it into a street drug that causes zombieism. The series continuity issues are glaring and the switch to a comedic tone doesn't really work. Delivering neither scares nor laughs, Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave is a pointless entry into the franchise.
October 31, 2013
Dann Michalski

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So stupid...
October 2, 2007

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