The Return of the Living Dead


1h 31m 1985

Brief Synopsis

A horror parody of George Romero's "Living Dead" trilogy based on a story by John Russo, who coauthored the script to Romero's original film and shares story rights. Set mostly in a medical supply house owned by Burt (Clu Gulager) and run by Frank (James Karen), the movie details the events of a night in which an experimental nerve gas pioneered by the military leaks and brings the dead back to life.

Film Details

Also Known As
Return of the Living Dead
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Comedy
Horror
Release Date
1985

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 31m

Synopsis

A horror parody of George Romero's "Living Dead" trilogy based on a story by John Russo, who coauthored the script to Romero's original film and shares story rights. Set mostly in a medical supply house owned by Burt (Clu Gulager) and run by Frank (James Karen), the movie details the events of a night in which an experimental nerve gas pioneered by the military leaks and brings the dead back to life.

Crew

Karen Altman

Production Coordinator

Robert Amerian

Consultant

Michael Bennett

Production Manager

Don Bland

Production Assistant

Yvette Bliss

Makeup

Don Bolles

Song

Jules Brenner

Director Of Photography

Blair Burrows

Stunts

Hank Calia

Stunts

Dinah Cander

Song

Chris Carpenter

Sound

Budd Carr

Music

Michael Carr

Stunts

Craig Caton-largent

Makeup

Fernando Celis

Stunts

Matt Clifford

Music

Erik Cord

Stunt Coordinator

Lamont Cox

Stunts

Paul Cutler

Song

John Daly

Executive Producer

Gardner Doolittle

Stunts

Roky Erickson

Song Performer

Roky Erickson

Song

Tom Fox

Producer

Sound Fx

Sound Effects Editor

Tony Gardner

Visual Effects

Ralph Garrett

Stunts

Derek Gibson

Executive Producer

John Gillespe

Stunts

Robert Gordon

Editor

Francis Haines

Song Performer

Francis Haines

Song

Gene Hartline

Stunts

Mark Helfrich

Editing

Graham Henderson

Coproducer

Alexander Hendrie

Location Manager

Simon Heyworth

Music Producer

Robert Howland

Art Director

John Huneck

Camera Operator

Leslie Huntley

Production Supervisor

Robyn Jameson

Song

Scott Javine

Assistant Director

Graham Jennings

Production Associate

Gary Jensen

Stunts

Gary Jensen

Stunt Coordinator

Dale Johnston

Sound Editor

Ronald Judkins

Sound

Paul Kassler

Visual Effects

Josh King

Assistant Director

Don Kirk

Song

Peter Kleinow

Visual Effects Supervisor

Kim Koscki

Stunts

Joel Kramer

Stunts

Lesley Levin

Costume Designer

Nigel Lewis

Song

Robert Lucas

Set Decorator

Ken Marschall

Matte Painter

Kevin M Mccarthy

Special Effects Foreman

Robert E Mccarthy

Special Effects Supervisor

Michael Mesereau

Production Assistant

Bob Minkler

Sound

Paula Moody

Stunts

Bruce Morgan

Stunts

Bill Munns

Special Makeup Effects

Kenny Myers

Makeup

Robert Nadles

Music

Robin L Neal

Makeup

Ed Nelson

Camera Operator

Dan O'bannon

Screenplay

Larry Odien

Makeup

Jane Pahlman

Production Assistant

Bernhard Pock

Stunts

Barbara Ponras

Editing

Byron Quisenberry

Stunts

Robert Randles

Music Supervisor

Spiro Razatos

Stunts

Gary Rhodaback

Visual Effects

Judy Ricci

From Story

David M Robertson

Assistant Director

Emilie Robertson

Music Editor

Mark Robertson

Song

Ivy Rorschach

Song

Tony Rupprecht

Makeup

John A. Russo

From Story

Ray Saniger

Stunts

Jon St James

Song

Norm Stephens

Stunts

Stanzi Stokes

Casting

William Stout

Production Designer

Russell Streiner

From Story

Stacey Swain

Song

Gary Trainer

Song

Beverly Valbrown

Wardrobe

Joseph Viskocil

Visual Effects

Sarah Lee Wade

On-Set Dresser

Chris Wahl

Song

Gene Warren

Visual Effects Supervisor

Timothy R Waters

Consultant

Ethan Wayne

Stunts

Ray West

Sound

Doug White

Makeup

Brian J. Williams

Stunts

Film Details

Also Known As
Return of the Living Dead
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Comedy
Horror
Release Date
1985

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 31m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer August 16, 1985

Re-released in United States on Video August 7, 1991

Began shooting July 6, 1984.

Released in United States Summer August 16, 1985

Re-released in United States on Video August 7, 1991