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Return of the Living Dead 2 (1988)

Return of the Living Dead 2 (1988)

Country: USA

Director: Ken Wiederhorn

Main Stars: James Karen, Thor Van Lingen, Thom Matthews, Suzanne Snyder, Marsha Dietlein

Storyline: After the first film a radioactive container gets dropped in the sewer system causing zombies to return.

MV5BMTMyNTY2NTc5N15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwMTU0OTg5._V1_SX214_AL_Review (Spoils): The zombies are back and they want more BRAINS! Following the idea of the first film we have a stoned driver who was not paying attention and a container of radioactive stuff gets dumped in the water system. The dead started to walk as a young group of men stealing skulls come across them, a young kid who wants to be cool and his teenage sister and hunky cable guy. The film is not to be taken serious just like the first one and there is lots of one liners, screaming, talking zombies, stupid reactions, some blood, yellow and black goo, the classic finger bite, brains being eaten, talking heads and bouncing zombie hands.

More yelling and screaming then anything but the zombies are not bad except for the odd one that is supposed to be funny. We have the annoying yet hot redhead Suzanne Snyder screaming through most of it.

Rating: Not as good as the first one we have another entry for the Return of the Living Dead series. The acting is pretty lame and to be honest if it was not for the 80s hotness (Suzanne Snyder) this film would of been pretty damn boring and annoying. The zombies are pretty decent and the make-up is good but the acting and lines are pretty hard to take.

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4/10 Beers!




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The Return of the Living Dead (1985)

The Return of the Living Dead (1985)

Country:  USA

Director:  Dan O’Bannon

Main Stars:  Clu Gulager, James Karen, Don Calfa, Linnea Quigley

Storyline:  An accident at a medical supply house releases a deadly gas which brings the dead back to life.










Review (Spoils):  Humour with blood what is there not to love? We have accident at a medical suppy warehouse that leaks a gas which brings the dead back to life. So we have zombies that just happen to feed upon a group of misfits punk teenagers. Why punk kids? Well because they love hanging around the graveyard.

This film is funny as hell and should not be taken seriously. It’s a pun to the classic Night of the Living Dead and it delivers. The acting is great; they played the parts perfectly which is pretty much beyond silly. We have fast moving zombies (which I’m not a fan of) but they it works in this film. The special effects are really well done and the ending brings out the gore! Dan O’Bannon created a horror comedy masterpiece.

Rating: This is a must see for horror fans but keep in mind its keeps the slap stick first and horror second. This is the beginning of a long series of humour horror for zombies but it is the best of the series. Grab some buddies, some beers and drink up every time you hear BRAINS!




7/10 Beers!


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