History Film / ReturnOfTheLivingDead

15th Sep '16 2:57:57 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


%%* GovernmentConspiracy

to:

%%* GovernmentConspiracy* GovernmentConspiracy: Trioxin, the zombie-creating chemical, was originally developed by the U.S. government, and is only released once again through their carelessness by subcontracting its storage to people who don't know how to handle it. In the third movie, the military is still conducting trioxin experiments on fresh corpses.
15th Sep '16 2:55:00 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* DarkerAndEdgier: The third film drops the comedy completely in favor of a more serious plot revolving around a teen trying to revive his recently deceased girlfriend using the trioxin. The fourth and fifth films are also pretty dark and serious in their own way but to a lesser extent.



** DarkerAndEdgier: The third film, however, drops the comedy completely in favor of a more serious plot revolving around a teen trying to revive his recently deceased girlfriend using the trioxin. The fourth and fifth films are also pretty dark and serious in their own way but to a lesser extent.
15th Sep '16 2:53:31 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ZombieApocalypse: Duh.

to:

* ZombieApocalypse: Duh.ZigzaggedTrope. The first movie implies that the zombie hordes are unstoppable once released and will necessarily bring about the end of civilization, but in each of the sequels the situation appears to be under control until another canister of trioxin gets in the wrong hands.
31st Aug '16 6:24:00 PM TheJayman49
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* DenserAndWackier: The second film leans far more towards comedy than the first film, which was more of an equal blend of horror and comedy.
** DarkerAndEdgier: The third film, however, drops the comedy completely in favor of a more serious plot revolving around a teen trying to revive his recently deceased girlfriend using the trioxin. The fourth and fifth films are also pretty dark and serious in their own way but to a lesser extent.


Added DiffLines:

** Starting with the fourth film, the zombies could now be killed through the [[RemovingTheHeadOrDestroyingTheBrain old fashion way]].
26th Jul '16 12:50:25 PM TheJayman49
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* BodyHorror: The zombies in general are largely mutilated and decayed, especially the page picture, Tarman, who is seen transforming from a relatively intact looking corpse into, well... Tarman.

to:

* BodyHorror: The zombies in general are largely mutilated and heavily decayed, especially the page picture, Tarman, who is seen transforming from a relatively intact looking corpse into, well... Tarman.



* DemBones: A couple zombies, including Tarman. One shot of what is blatantly a skeleton with eyes rising is used the first and last times a contaminated cemetary gives up its dead in the first film.

to:

* DemBones: A couple zombies, including Tarman. One shot of what is blatantly a skeleton with eyes rising is used the first and last times a contaminated cemetary cemetery gives up its dead in the first film.



%%* MadeOfPlasticine

to:

%%* MadeOfPlasticine* MadeOfPlasticine: The zombies (the Tarman especially).



%%* PacManFever



* SealedEvilInACan: The canisters of Trioxin that also contain zombies.

to:

* SealedEvilInACan: The canisters of Trioxin that also contain zombies.corpses.
26th Jul '16 12:45:50 PM TheJayman49
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* BlackComedy: The first and second films, in particular.



* BodyHorror: The zombies in general, especially the page picture, Tarman, who is seen transforming from a relatively intact looking corpse into, well...Tarman.

to:

* BodyHorror: The zombies in general, general are largely mutilated and decayed, especially the page picture, Tarman, who is seen transforming from a relatively intact looking corpse into, well...well... Tarman.



%%* GallowsHumor: And how.



* MoodWhiplash: The first and second movies are horror-comedies. The third movie completely drops the comedy in favor of being {{squick}}y and [[TearJerker sad]].

to:

* MoodWhiplash: The first and second movies are horror-comedies. The third movie completely drops the comedy in favor of being {{squick}}y [[{{squick}} squicky]] and [[TearJerker sad]].sad]]. The fourth and fifth movies return to the horror-comedy routes, while adding in some mild seriousness and sci-fi elements.



** It really wasn't until the third film that zombie bites had an effect on their victims. Trash reanimates in the first film, but that's only because her corpse was left sitting out in the Trioxin polluted rain.



* RunningGag: "Send more..."

to:

* RunningGag: "Send more..."" This was only featured in the first two films, however.



%%* SlidingScaleOfComedyAndHorror

to:

%%* SlidingScaleOfComedyAndHorror* SlidingScaleOfComedyAndHorror: The series features a rather perfect blend of both comedy and horror.



%%* TheXOfY
%%* ZombieApocalypse
%%* ZombieGait: Averted.

to:

%%* TheXOfY
%%* ZombieApocalypse
%%*
* TheXOfY: The ''Return'' of the ''Living Dead''.
* ZombieApocalypse: Duh.
*
ZombieGait: Averted.Averted, the zombies here can run. Although this is played straight with the third and fourth films.
11th Nov '15 12:35:09 AM TheJayman49
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ItCanThink: The ''Return'' zombies show clear signs of intelligence, like puzzle-solving (Tarman rigs a chain winch to tear open the doors of a closet a potential meal is hiding in), speech (they know more words than just "Brains", but this one seems to be their favorite), stealth (when the paramedics and police arrived at the moratorium, the zombies usually hid before charging at them) and awareness of their condition (leading to a couple TearJerker moments with infected heroes), traits not found in their shambling, mindless cousins from other zombie franchises.

to:

* ItCanThink: The ''Return'' zombies show clear signs of intelligence, like puzzle-solving (Tarman rigs a chain winch to tear open the doors of a closet a potential meal is hiding in), speech (they know more words than just "Brains", but this one seems to be their favorite), stealth (when the paramedics and police arrived at the moratorium, mortuarium, the zombies usually hid before charging at them) and awareness of their condition (leading to a couple TearJerker moments with infected heroes), traits not found in their shambling, mindless cousins from other zombie franchises.
11th Nov '15 12:32:36 AM TheJayman49
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ItCanThink: The ''Return'' zombies show clear signs of intelligence, like puzzle-solving (Tarman rigs a chain winch to tear open the doors of a closet a potential meal is hiding in), speech (they know more words than just "Brains", but this one seems to be their favorite), and awareness of their condition (leading to a couple TearJerker moments with infected heroes), traits not found in their shambling, mindless cousins from other zombie franchises.

to:

* ItCanThink: The ''Return'' zombies show clear signs of intelligence, like puzzle-solving (Tarman rigs a chain winch to tear open the doors of a closet a potential meal is hiding in), speech (they know more words than just "Brains", but this one seems to be their favorite), stealth (when the paramedics and police arrived at the moratorium, the zombies usually hid before charging at them) and awareness of their condition (leading to a couple TearJerker moments with infected heroes), traits not found in their shambling, mindless cousins from other zombie franchises.
1st Sep '15 2:58:12 AM Mdumas43073
Is there an issue? Send a Message


''Return of the Living Dead'' is a series of zombie films, starting with a 1985 film. The original was a horror-comedy, but later films have varied tonally.

to:

''Return '''''Return of the Living Dead'' Dead''''' is a series of zombie films, starting with a 1985 film. The original was a horror-comedy, but later films have varied tonally.
22nd Jun '15 8:50:55 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* LackOfEmpathy / ItsAllAboutMe: The zombies don't care if their actions harm the living as long as they feel better after eating brains.
** Justified to some degree, seeing as the reanimated are suddenly made aware of the countless years of rot they've been forced to experience.
This list shows the last 10 events of 95. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Film.ReturnOfTheLivingDead