Horror 101 Podcast – Episode 19: The Return of the Living Dead (Not Spoiler Free)

Episode XIX – The Return of the Living Dead (1985) – BRAINZ!! – April 1st, 2013

In 1985 writer/director Dan O’Bannon (Alien, Blue Thunder, Dead and Buried) brought us a zombie film that changed all the rules. It created brand new zombie mechanics, had a perfect cast and was entertaining from beginning to end. This film has laughs, gore and chills and we’re proud to present for you another show which highlights an old favourite that shouldn’t be missed by ANY horror fan. Grab your bowl of brains and join us…


2:00 Introducing Return of the Living Dead…
4:00 What do you MEAN you’ve never seen it?!?!
6:00 The genesis of ROTLD…
8:35 “2-4-5 Trioxin, its called……”
11:40 The Gang
13:00 Clu Gulager
14:00 Game Changing Zombies….
15:40 Linnea Quigley’s Cookie….(and Nood gives us her cookies)
19:05 Ernie the embalmer..maybe a Nazi?
20:30 The Tarman…
23:30 When it rains…it pours!
26:15 Send more paramedics…
27:15 Interrogating the torso on the slab…
30:07 The stubby zombie…
31:07 Thom Matthews and the excellent cast….
34:45 The sexy minx, Jewel Shepard
36:10 Closing remarks…
38:50 Thanking the whole crew involved…and spoiler alert!!
39:45 Conclusion

The Return of the Living Dead (1985)

Directed and screenplay by: Dan O’Bannon
Original Book: John Russo
Story by: Russel Streiner and Rudy Ricci


Clu Gulager as Burt
James Karen as Frank
Don Calfa as Ernie
Thom Mathews as Freddy
Beverly Randolph as Tina
John Philbin as Chuck
Jewel Shepard as Casey
Miguel A. Núñez Jr. as Spider
Brian Peck as Scuz
Linnea Quigley as Trash
Mark Venturini as Suicide

Cinematography: Jules Brenner

All video, pictures and audio copyright© 1985 by Hemdale Film, Fox Films Ltd. and Cinema 84 (as Greenberg Brothers Partnership). All media used for educational and review purposes. No reproductions please.

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  1. Dave Girod

    Great episode!! Loved the movie, and the only thing better was the killer soundtrack! Loved the whole feel of this film, it was almost like a comic book come to life. Fun, fun movie.

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