Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave, is a 2005 Made-for-TV Movie sequel to Return of the Living Dead, made by the Sci Fi Channel.
This film has the examples of:
- Beware of Hitchhiking Ghosts: Played with at the very end; Tarman is seen holding a sign trying to hitchhike a ride to the rave on a highway. A couple actually stops and screams when they see he's a zombie. Frustrated, Tarman drops the sign and decides to walk.
- Deus ex Nukina: The government actually tries this maneuver again. Thankfully though, it works this time, albeit only because the zombies are weaker then the zombies from the first three movies and that the virus did not become airborne in this case.
- Drugs Are Bad: In Rave to the Grave, a bunch of college students cook up a recreational drug based on Trioxin. Three guesses what the side effects are, and the first two don't count.
- Oddly Named Sequel 2: Electric Boogaloo: Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave? Witty title, but still odd, especially because that title has more letters compared to other movie titles in the ROTLD series.
- Only Sane Man: Julian and Jenny are wise enough to not mess with the Trioxin and actually test the chemical before doing anything that could lead to distaster
- Too Dumb to Live: Cody really should've listened to Julian and Jenny and left the Trioxin alone.
- Villain Decay:
- Tarman is subjected to this for the most part, as he's reduced to being the comic relief after a failed attack on the heroes.
- All of the zombies are really. Instead of being unstoppable juggernauts, these Trioxin zombies don't even have to be shot in the head to bring them down. A few rounds in the chest will do the job.