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I Don't Watch Many 80's Flicks But This Was Good,
This review is from: The Return of the Living Dead (Collector's Edition) (DVD)
I've heard of so many Living Dead movies that I can never really tell which is which or what is original but I do know that this one was pretty good. Return of the Living Dead is a zombie horror film with some pretty sick and creative creatures in it. The story goes in 1966 a chemical company was ordered to create a secret chemical for the military. The company was told that the chemical would treat soldiers for something but this comes out to be absolutely false. Two idiots accidentally break a can and it leaks in a hospital morgue. The bodies start to come back to life and won't stop until they get human brains in them.
After fighting off some of the zombies, a few men find a way to destroy the newly energized bodies. What these guys didn't know was this plan would make things worse. In fact, this plan would turn out to be so worse that the casualties become ridiculous cause these zombies are smart enough to get what they want and keep on going.
I have to say that for an old movie, the picture and sound was pretty darn good. One major factor in a good zombie flick or anything with such creatures is that they have to actually be scary looking. Not just that, they have to look pretty real as well. The zombies in here were pretty cool, there is this one thing that is covered in tar that looked really sick. This had pretty cool character creations and some crazy scenes with zombies having some late night dinner.
The story was OK, pretty much what you see in most zombie movies where a chemical pretty much leaked out. I guess since this came out so long ago it doesn't really matter. Only thing I didn't like was the acting and script. I don't know if in a movie like this it means a whole lot but when the dialogue is super choppy at times. For example, the actors stumble over their lines as if they're doing improv, it doesn't really help the film. Overall though the movie for Halloween and I would recommend it for a week like this one.
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Initial post: Oct 19, 2008, 7:29:37 PM PDT
Great review! I haven't seen this movie in years!
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 31, 2008, 1:16:49 PM PDT
Great pick for a 80's horror film Keith, there are so many out there that you'll probably get lost or should I say overwhelm....I'm just so addicted to them.
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