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1985 was a major year for the "Night of the Living Dead" brand name. In July, George Romero added another chapter to his undead saga with "Day of the Dead," which disappeared from U.S. theaters fairly quickly. Original co-writer John A. Russo also delivered a zombie experience for the summer season, taking a co-story credit on "The Return of the Living Dead," with writer/director Dan O'Bannon making his helming debut with the endeavor. Romero went somber with his vision for a zombie apocalypse, while O'Bannon goes wild, eventually, with "The Return of the Living Dead," electing for a more comedic version of a monster rampage, trying to separate himself from the competition with a punk rock soundtrack, unabashed exploitation, and a tone of hysteria that either delights or repulses, depending on the scene. O'Bannon isn't big on style, and his sense of pace leaves much to be desired, but he has a vision for physical horror and zombie threats, with the last half of the picture capturing a pure cinematic insanity that's rarely found in the genre. Read the rest at


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