The Return of the Living Dead

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

The Return of the Living Dead (1985)


When foreman Frank shows new employee Freddy a secret military experiment in a supply warehouse in Louisville, Kentucky, the two klutzes accidentally release a gas that reanimates corpses into flesh-eating zombies. As the epidemic spreads throughout the town, and the creatures satisfy their hunger in gory and outlandish ways, Frank and Freddy fight to survive with the help of their boss and a mysterious mortician.

Director: Dan O'Bannon
Writer: Dan O'Bannon

Release Date: 1985-04-25
Status: Released
Run time: 91 min / 1:31
Budget: $4,000,000
Revenue: $14,237,880
Production Companies : Hemdale Film Corporation, Fox Films Ltd., Cinema 84
Production Country: United States of America



Clu Gulager
Burt Wilson
James Karen
Don Calfa
Ernie Kaltenbrunner
Thom Mathews
Miguel A. Núñez, Jr.
Beverly Randolph
Brian Peck
Jonathan Terry
Colonel Glover
John Philbin
Linnea Quigley
Jewel Shepard
Mark Venturini
Cathleen Cordell
Colonel's Wife
Drew Deighan
Paramedic #1
James Dalesandro
Paramedic #2
John Durbin
Radio Corpse #1
David Bond
Radio Corpse #2
Bob Libman
Tac Squad Captain
John Stuart West
Riot Cop #1
Michael Crabtree
Riot Cop #2
Ed Krieger
Riot Cop #3
Robert Craighead
Cop #1
Paul Cloud
Cop #2
Derrick Brice
Gunnery Sergeant
Leigh Drake
Terrence Houlihan
Yellow Cadaver (as Terrence M. Houlihan)
Allan Trautman
Robert J. Bennett
Headless Tarman (as Robert Bennett)
Jerome 'Daniels' Coleman
Legless Corpse
Cherry Davis
½ Lady Corpse


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

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