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The Return of the Living Dead

DAY 58: October 28th, 2008.

Return Of The Living Dead

Is it wrong to call this film a 'feel-good' movie? I don't know, but this is one hell of an entertaining one. It successfully blends the horror-comedy genre extremely well and is considered a zombie classic, one that I revisit from time to time.

The zombies here ran fast way before Snyder ever came around with his Dawn of the Dead remake. Hell, they even spoke too. I'm not just saying they screamed for brains, but they had actual conversations with people. I think the whole zombie brain cliche originated with this film, I could be wrong but I remember hearing that somewhere.

The make-up effects range from great (Tar-Man) to bad (yellow cadaver). But the special effects as a whole are great, barking half dogs and all. The slow transformation into zombies for two characters is agonizingly slow that we feel every spasm or cough they do. Adding a bit of an emotional pull for some characters in a film that probably didn't need any.

The acting is cheesy and hilarious. I loved all the characters and how they interacted with each other. Great chemistry had by all and the film uses this to its advantage having them in close quarters for most of the film.

Give this film a chance, where else can you see a zombie with no arms and legs chasing after some brains? No where I tell you. NO WHERE!!!!