Return of the Living Dead 3


Return of the Living Dead 3

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After his girlfriend's accidental death, a young man steals an experimental chemical from his father's laboratory in an attempt to resurrect her. His actions instead unleash a plague of brain-eating zombies from beyond the grave in this horror-comedy, the third in the Return of the Living Dead series.


Melinda Clarke
as Julie Walker
J. Trevor Edmond
as Kurt Reynolds
Kent McCord
as Col. John Reynolds
Basil Wallace
as Riverman
Sarah Douglas
as Sinclair
James T. Callahan
as Colonel Peck
Billy Kane
as Sentry
Sal Lopez
as Felipe
Dana Lee
as Store Owner
David Wells
as Laboratory Technician
Brian Peck
as Ballistic Technician
Jill Andre
as Chief Scientist
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Audience Reviews for Return of the Living Dead 3

  • Oct 29, 2013
    Returning to the dark tone of the original, Return of the Living Dead III brings back the gore and violence. The story follows the son of an Army base commander as he uses a barrel of Trioxin to resurrect his girlfriend after she dies in a motorcycle accident, but before long the hunger for flesh starts to overtake her. The acting is universally bad and makes it hard to get into the film. However, the prosthetic work is pretty good and creates some ghoulish looking undead. An intriguing chapter in the series, Return of the Living Dead III has some interesting ideas but it fails in the execution.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Aug 20, 2011
    Some quality gore effects and piercingly effective makeup on Mindy Clarke make this zombie romp memorable enough.
    Doctor S Super Reviewer
  • Aug 20, 2011
    Ditching the comedy the first two had in favour for a darkly serious tone, 'Return of the Living Dead 3' showers us with mixed results. It's grungy, gory, and a love story. It's better than the previous movie but it's hard to top a naked female dancing to 45 Grave songs, who then wants to eat your brain. Still it's childhood favourite of mine and my favourite of the series but not the best.
    Jonny B Super Reviewer
  • Jul 28, 2011
    I saw the uncut/unrated version of this one on an old VHS so now I'm happy I'm able to say what's good for what this sequel was meant to be. It doesn't necessarily follow up from the terrible Part 2 which was a smart move for once, but with the nice gore effects present (not included in the R-Rated version), improved acting, and a plotline that's similar to Part 1 but still working well, this unheralded flick is worth it for horror fans (uncut version only).
    Max G Super Reviewer

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