Sequels and Remakes: Return of the Living Dead

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Return of the Living Dead After the success of Night of the Living Dead, the partnership between George Romero and John Russo soon ended, with Romero continuing to write and direct his own set of sequels. John Russo continued to write, but mostly novels instead of scripts, except for the few exceptions were he ended up writing a script from a novel that he had written. That was the original plan for Russo‚Äôs novel Return … Continue reading

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Return Of The Living Dead (1985) striptease The famed strip scene from Return Of The Living Dead (1985) featuring Linnea Quigley

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Top 10 Horror Films That Could Be Remade Effectively

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Look, I’m not a fan of remakes. They tend to be rather pedestrian affairs with only the slightest amount of the originals’ power, and as such most are utter nonsense. Case in point would be remakes of A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, Halloween, The Amityville Horror, The Grudge, One Missed Call and any number of others in recent years. The thing is, despite both critical reactions and box-office numbers being pretty lousy, … Continue reading

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Film Review: More Brains! A Return To The Living Dead (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: A documentary detailing the making of the 1985 classic “Return Of The Living Dead” as told by those who worked on the film. REVIEW: I remember the day I saw “Return Of The Living Dead” like it was yesterday. Partly because I had just had my heart broken by some filthy tramp who took up over a year of my life. I was so downtrodden afterwards that I made my way over to Times … Continue reading

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Finding Quigley: An American Scream Queen

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A high school music teacher sticks around after class to tickle the ivories and sing a few tunes he learned in his youth.¬† His glory days are long gone but if he closes his eyes he relives just a little piece of them…in his head anyway. He was once just another guy that played in a band, but to his students he paints a very different picture.¬† To them he was a star. How would … Continue reading

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Doc Rotten’s Halls of Horror: Female Movie Monsters

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The most famous of Universal Monsters are the Frankenstein Monster, Count Dracula, the Wolfman, the Mummy and the Creature from the Black Lagoon. Horror icons of classic thriller cinema are Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney, Jr., Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee and Vincent Price. Modern horror monsters are Freddy Kruger, Michael Myers, Leatherface, Jason Voorhees and Pinhead. It is easy to see that the horror genre is a male dominated field of cinema.¬† Most of … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Return of the Living Dead (1985)

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SYNOPSIS: 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 through Louisville, Kentucky seeking their favorite food, brains. REVIEW: “Return of the Living Dead” easily stands as one of the greatest zombie comedy films of all time. Way before there was “Shaun of The Dead“, way before there was “Zombieland” there was … Continue reading

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