The Return of the Living Dead

The Return of the Living Dead (1985)

They're Back From The Grave and Ready To Party!

  • Genre: Comedy, Horror
  • Release Date: 1985-04-25
  • User Rating: 7.3/10 from 537 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 31min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Hemdale Film Corporation
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director:
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When a bumbling pair of employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to re-animate as they go on a rampage seeking their favorite food: brains!

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  • Clu Gulager

    as Burt Wilson
  • James Karen

    as Frank
  • Don Calfa

    as Ernie Kaltenbrunner
  • Thom Mathews

    as Freddy
  • Miguel A. Núñez, Jr.

    as Spider
  • Beverly Randolph

    as Tina
  • Brian Peck

    as Scuz
  • Jonathan Terry

    as Colonel Glover
  • John Philbin

    as Chuck
  • Linnea Quigley

    as Trash
  • Jewel Shepard

    as Casey
  • Mark Venturini

    as Suicide
  • Cathleen Cordell

    as Colonel's Wife
  • Drew Deighan

    as Paramedic #1
  • James Dalesandro

    as Paramedic #2
  • John Durbin

    as Radio Corpse #1
  • David Bond

    as Radio Corpse #2
  • Bob Libman

    as Tac Squad Captain
  • John Stuart West

    as Riot Cop #1
  • Michael Crabtree

    as Riot Cop #2
  • Ed Krieger

    as Riot Cop #3
  • Robert Craighead

    as Cop #1
  • Paul Cloud

    as Cop #2
  • Derrick Brice

    as Gunnery Sergeant
  • Leigh Drake

    as Dispatcher
  • Terrence Houlihan

    as Yellow Cadaver (as Terrence M. Houlihan)
  • Allan Trautman

    as Tarman
  • Robert J. Bennett

    as Headless Tarman (as Robert Bennett)
  • Jerome 'Daniels' Coleman

    as Legless Corpse
  • Cherry Davis

    as ½ Lady Corpse
Writing Dan O'Bannon Screenplay
Directing Dan O'Bannon Director
Production John Daly Executive Producer
Production Tom Fox Producer
Production Derek Gibson Executive Producer
Sound Matt Clifford Original Music Composer
Camera Jules Brenner Director of Photography
Editing Robert Gordon Editor
Writing John A. Russo Story
Production Graham Henderson Co-Producer
Writing Rudy Ricci Story
Writing Russell Streiner Story
Production Stanzi Stokes Casting
Art William Stout Production Design
Art Robert Howland Art Direction
Art Ken Kaufman Set Decoration
Art Robert Lucas Set Decoration
Crew Allan A. Apone Makeup Effects
Crew William Munns Makeup Effects
Costume & Make-Up Wendy Hogan Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Robin L. Neal Key Makeup Artist