From the FANGORIA Vault: “RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD”Columns,Fearful Features,Movies/TV,News Ken W. Hanley
Welcome back to the Fangoria Vault, dearest fright fans! Less than three weeks into Spring and it already feels like Summer, doesn’t it? Love is in the air, waiting to be interrupted by the swift blade of a lurking psychopath, and the werewolves should be out of hibernation in no time. Meanwhile, the recent batch of stills thawed from the darkest depths of the vault is seasonally appropriate, as plants will be coming back from the dead any day now. Today, we present to you a chilling collection of shots from the set of Dan O’Bannon’s RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD!
O’Bannon’s directorial debut after years of prolific genre screenwriting, RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD was unlike anything previously released. The film mixes a punk rock attitude and pitch black humor with practical effects-heavy horror. The characters were endearingly surreal, American zombies had never been grosser and Linnea Quigley reinforced her position as one of the sexiest Scream Queens of all time. Fun, frightening and still a blast after all these years, it’s great to see the smiles throughout these rare pictures, knowing that everyone involved knew exactly what they were getting into. So take off your gas mask, open your tired eyes and indulge in these awesome photographs from RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD…