History Film / ReturnOfTheLivingDead

25th Sep '17 6:27:21 PM TheJayman49
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* MadeOfPlasticine: The zombies (the Tarman especially).

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* MadeOfPlasticine: MadeOfPlasticine:
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The zombies (the Tarman especially).especially). Justified, since they're... well, [[CaptainObvious dead]].
** In a slightly less justifiable manner, the zombies are able to bite into their victims' skulls as if they were biting into apples.
14th Jul '17 10:38:54 AM erforce
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[[caption-width-right:275:'"Brains!"'']]

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[[caption-width-right:275:'"Brains!"'']]
[[caption-width-right:275:''"Brains!"'']]
14th Jul '17 10:38:41 AM erforce
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[[caption-width-right:275:Brains!]]

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[[caption-width-right:275:Brains!]]
[[caption-width-right:275:'"Brains!"'']]
14th Jul '17 10:37:34 AM erforce
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'''''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.

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'''''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.



* FictionAsCoverUp: The original ''Night of the Living Dead'' was meant as a cover-up of a zombie outbreak.
* FollowTheLeader: This movie was unofficially spun off from ''Night of the Living Dead''.

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* FictionAsCoverUp: The original ''Night ''[[Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968 Night of the Living Dead'' Dead]]'' was meant as a cover-up of a zombie outbreak.
* FollowTheLeader: This movie was unofficially spun off from ''Night of the Living Dead''.
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-->"[[NightmareFuel Send. More. Paramedics.]]"

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-->"[[NightmareFuel Send.-->"Send. More. Paramedics.]]""



* AStormIsComing[=/=]WhenItRainsItPours: Whenever trioxin gas or zombie ash gets into the atmosphere, it immediately starts pouring down raining. It's a rule.



* WhenItRainsItPours: Whenever trioxin gas or zombie ash gets into the atmosphere, it immediately starts pouring down raining. It's a rule.



* ZombieGait: Averted, the zombies here can run. Although this is played straight with the third and fourth films.

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* ZombieGait: ZombieGait:
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Averted, the zombies here can run. Although this is played straight with the third and fourth films.
31st May '17 4:06:26 PM Whistler
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** Tarman has a very pronounced ZombieGait, though in his case its likely a result of the fact that he is so decomposed he can barely support himself.
13th May '17 2:43:39 AM SkidTroper
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* 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 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.

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* 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 mortuarium, the zombies usually hid before charging at them) them), the ability to deceive others (they use the radioes in the ambulance and police car to lure more paramedics and police officers into a trap) 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.
15th Sep '16 2:57:57 AM Morgenthaler
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%%* GovernmentConspiracy

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%%* 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
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* 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
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* ZombieApocalypse: Duh.

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* 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
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* 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.


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** Starting with the fourth film, the zombies could now be killed through the [[RemovingTheHeadOrDestroyingTheBrain old fashion way]].
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