History YMMV / ReturnOfTheLivingDead

24th Aug '16 2:42:20 PM TheJayman49
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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: The whole brain food gag has become bit of a cliche in zombie pop culture nowadays.

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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: The whole brain food gag has become bit of a cliche cliché in zombie pop culture nowadays.
18th Aug '16 2:26:27 PM Tre
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* {{Sequelitis}}: The first is generally viewed as good, the second is viewed as a step down but an overall enjoyable movie, and the third is viewed as a good movie in the wrong series entirely. The fourth and fifth... they're SciFiChannel original movies.

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* {{Sequelitis}}: The first is generally viewed as good, the second is viewed as a step down but an overall enjoyable movie, and the third is viewed as a good movie in the wrong series entirely. The fourth and fifth... they're SciFiChannel [[Creator/{{Syfy}} Sci Fi Channel]] [[Film/SyfyChannelOriginalMovies original movies.movies]].
11th Jun '16 6:20:20 AM TheJayman49
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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: The whole brain food gag has become somewhat of a cliche in zombie pop culture nowadays.

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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: The whole brain food gag has become somewhat bit of a cliche in zombie pop culture nowadays.
14th Feb '16 7:48:54 AM erforce
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* ContestedSequel: Due to ''Film/DawnOfTheDead'' and ''Film/DayOfTheDead'' coming out, ''Return of the Living Dead'' essentially isn't part of the ''Living Dead'' canon anymore.

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* ContestedSequel: Due to ''Film/DawnOfTheDead'' ''Film/DawnOfTheDead1978'' and ''Film/DayOfTheDead'' ''Film/DayOfTheDead1985'' coming out, ''Return of the Living Dead'' essentially isn't part of the ''Living Dead'' canon anymore.



* OlderThanTheyThink: This does the "zombie baby" thing long before the ''Film/DawnOfTheDead'' remake.

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* OlderThanTheyThink: This does the "zombie baby" thing long before the ''Film/DawnOfTheDead'' ''Film/DawnOfTheDead2004'' remake.
20th Aug '15 11:54:44 AM TheJayman49
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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: The whole brain food gag has become somewhat of a cliche in zombie pop culture.

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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: The whole brain food gag has become somewhat of a cliche in zombie pop culture.culture nowadays.
20th Aug '15 11:51:17 AM TheJayman49
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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: The whole brain food gag has become somewhat of a cliche in zombie pop culture.
6th Jul '15 10:43:55 PM Kooshmeister
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* OlderThanTheyThink: This does the "zombie baby" thing long before the ''Film/DawnOfTheDead'' remake.
6th Jul '15 8:50:36 PM Kooshmeister
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* ContestedSequel: Due to ''Film/DawnOfTheDead'' and ''Film/DayOfTheDead'' coming out, ''Return of the Living Dead'' essentially isn't part of the ''Living Dead'' canon anymore.
* CrossesTheLineTwice: The scene where the zombie eats Angel is written like a rape scene. He knocks her unconscious, rips off her clothes and flings her onto Bert Miller's bed. And when he begins eating her, he seems unusually focused on her sexual organs and breasts.
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22nd Jun '15 8:24:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* BestKnownForTheFanservice: The first thing that comes up if you Google ''The Return of the Living Dead'' are shots of Linnea Quigley dancing naked on a tomb.



* EnsembleDarkhorse: Tarman, who could be considered the mascot for the series as a whole. He is also the only character to have a toy made of him.
* FirstInstallmentWins: The first movie is by far more well known than the other four.
* HellIsThatNoise: Near the end of the movie, when the zombies mad dash to the barracade, there is a sound that they make that's so loud it's drowning out the phone call the Police Chief and Burt who was just trying to warn them about the approaching Zombies.



* UncannyValley: When they finally call the military number on the Trioxin Barrels in the first film. The main guy took it surprisingly well even though the people were responsible doomed an entire town. [[spoiler: Subverted since the military was planning on dropping an A-bomb on them civilian and zombie alike.]]

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* UncannyValley: When they finally call the military number on the Trioxin Barrels in the first film. The main guy took it surprisingly well even though the people were responsible doomed an entire town. [[spoiler: Subverted since the military was planning on dropping an A-bomb on them civilian and zombie alike.]]----
11th May '15 8:43:41 AM erforce
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* OlderThanTheyThink: This series had fast zombies before fast zombies were cool. In fact, while not technically the first (the first zombie in ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968'' actually moves fairly quickly, and a film made five years before the first ''Return'', called ''Nightmare City'' also had running zombies), it's arguably the first to really expose horror fans to running zombies. Furthermore, while some zombies were shown using very simple tools in ''Night'' (one zombie uses a rock to smash in Barbara's car window, another uses a rock to smash the lights on Ben's car, Karen uses a trowel to stab someone to death), ''Return'' was the first big zombie film to depict zombies with logic skills, problem-solving skills and the ability to use sophisticated tools (see: Tarman using a chain and winch combination to rip the doors off of a cupboard to get Tina), predating ''DayOfTheDead''.

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* OlderThanTheyThink: This series had fast zombies before fast zombies were cool. In fact, while not technically the first (the first zombie in ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968'' actually moves fairly quickly, and a film made five years before the first ''Return'', called ''Nightmare City'' also had running zombies), it's arguably the first to really expose horror fans to running zombies. Furthermore, while some zombies were shown using very simple tools in ''Night'' (one zombie uses a rock to smash in Barbara's car window, another uses a rock to smash the lights on Ben's car, Karen uses a trowel to stab someone to death), ''Return'' was the first big zombie film to depict zombies with logic skills, problem-solving skills and the ability to use sophisticated tools (see: Tarman using a chain and winch combination to rip the doors off of a cupboard to get Tina), predating ''DayOfTheDead''.''Film/DayOfTheDead1985''.
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