Movies like The Return of the Living Dead

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The Return of the Living Dead (1985)
 7.3
 60K
The Return of the Living Dead (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a bumbling pair of employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to re-animate as they go on a rampage seeking their favorite food: brains!
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, slasher, humorous, semi serious, surprise ending, psychotronic, splatter, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, punk, cemetery, crematorium, cannibalism, back from the dead, nuclear, mortician, supernatural, experiment gone awry, strong violent content, nudity (full frontal - brief), undead, paramedic, zombie apocalypse, monster, transformation, radio, living dead, warehouse, attic, walking dead, epidemic, striptease, female nudity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: usa, kentucky, san diego california

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Most similar movies to The Return of the Living Dead

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, splatter, psychotronic and cult film films with plots about zombie, gore, gory, deadly, blood, violence and supernatural mostly in Horror, Comedy and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like The Return of the Living Dead: Re-Animator (1985), Night of the Creeps (1986), Braindead (1992), Evil Dead II (1987), Slither (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
 63K
Re-Animator (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A dedicated student at a medical college and his girlfriend become involved in bizarre experiments centering around the re-animation of dead tissue when an odd new student arrives on campus.
Style: splatter, humorous, scary, disturbing, not serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mad scientist, zombie, overdose, reanimated corpse, bodies, dark humor, obsession, death, hospital, insanity, graphic violence, murder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: austria, europe, zurich switzerland, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Night of the Creeps (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In 1959, an alien experiment crashes to earth and infects a fraternity member. They freeze the body, but in the modern day, two geeks pledging a fraternity accidentally thaw the corpse, which proceeds to infect the campus with parasites that ...
Style: suspenseful, not serious, splatter, macabre, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: parasite, alien, zombie, survival, monster, undead, police, college, corpse, experiment, chaos and mayhem, buddies ...
Time: 80s, 50s, 20th century, year 1986, year 1959
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 96K
Braindead (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When a Sumatran rat-monkey bites Lionel Cosgrove's mother, she's transformed into a zombie and begins killing (and transforming) the entire town while Lionel races to keep things under control.
Style: splatter, humorous, surreal, macabre, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, back from the dead, cannibalism, dark humor, reanimation, monster, deadly creature, supernatural, brutality, eaten alive, graphic violence, party ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1957, 90s
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Return of the Living Dead II (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A group of kids discover one of the drums containing a rotting corpse and release the 2-4-5 Trioxin gas into the air, causing the dead to once again rise from the grave and seek out brains.
Style: humorous, scary, parody, semi serious, slasher ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, suburbs, undead, supernatural, disorder, chaos, nosy, deadly creature, escapades, plague, chaos and mayhem, experiment gone awry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.7
 160K
Evil Dead II (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Ash Williams and his girlfriend Linda find a log cabin in the woods with a voice recording from an archeologist who had recorded himself reciting ancient chants from “The Book of the Dead.” As they play the recording an evil power is unleashed ...
Style: scary, slasher, splatter, psychotronic, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: knight, curses spells and rituals, chainsaw, zombie, time travel, tombs and skeletons, survival, forest, evil dead, spirit, dark humor, cult ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, year 1987, 14th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 81K
Slither (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A small town is taken over by an alien plague, turning residents into zombies and all forms of mutant monsters.
Style: scary, atmospheric, disturbing, entertaining, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parasite, small town, monster, zombie, transformation, zombification, apocalypse, alien invasion, save the day, alien, mutant, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2005, 80s
Place: usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Night of the Living Dead (1990)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In this remake of the original classic film, a group of people are trapped inside a farmhouse as legions of the walking dead try to get inside and use them for food.
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, macabre, brutal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, survival, cannibalism, back from the dead, chaos, woman in danger, small town, apocalypse, death, eaten alive, farmhouse, hell on earth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, year 1990
Place: pennsylvania, usa, america, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three scouts and lifelong friends join forces with one badass cocktail waitress to become the world’s most unlikely team of heroes. When their peaceful town is ravaged by a zombie invasion, they’ll fight for the badge of a lifetime and put ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, bloody, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, zombie apocalypse, apocalypse, friendship, teenager, survival, strip club, boy scout, youth, small town, scout, camp ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Zombie Strippers (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In the not too distant future a secret government re-animation chemo-virus gets released into conservative Sartre, Nebraska and lands in an underground strip club. As the virus begins to spread, turning the strippers into "Super Zombie ...
Style: sexy, humorous, semi serious, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: strip club, zombie, experiment gone awry, deadly virus, race against time, nothing goes right, supernatural, chaos, plague, stripper, lap dance, survival ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: nebraska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
C.H.U.D. II - Bud the Chud (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A military experiment to create a race of super-warriors go awry, and legions of murderous zombies are unleased upon a surburan neighborhood.
Style: scary, humorous, semi serious, sexy, splatter ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, monster, mutant, halloween, reanimated corpse, experiment, mutation, corpse, infection, poodle, supernatural, prank ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 43K
Idle Hands (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Anton is a cheerful but exceedingly non-ambitious 17-year-old stoner who lives to stay buzzed, watch TV, and moon over Molly, the beautiful girl who lives next door. However, it turns out that the old cliché about idle hands being the devil's ...
Style: macabre, humorous, scary, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: halloween, supernatural, teenage life, ghost, youth, best friends, teenager, murder, high school, priestess, attic, zombie ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 127 min.
Story: During an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia SWAT team members, a traffic reporter, and his television-executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, rough, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, chaos, infection, zombie apocalypse, shopping mall, survival, siege, back from the dead, rescue, helicopter, apocalypse, loss of loved one ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, pittsburgh, usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 2K
Bio-Zombie (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A soft drink tainted with bio-chemicals has the power to turn people into flesh-eating zombies.
Style: rough, semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, store, survival, friendship, bio weapon, shopping mall, chaos, plague, supernatural, cannibalism, disorder, experiment gone awry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Beyond Re-Animator (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Once again tampering with mother nature to disastrous results, Dr. Herbert West continues his research while serving time in a maximum security prison for his previous exploits. West's limited prison-cell experiments are suddenly interrupted by ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, disturbing, intense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, mad scientist, prison, afterlife, insanity, dark humor, experiment, convict, doctor, laboratory, survival, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Day of the Dead (1985)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The final chapter of George A. Romero's "Dead Trilogy". In an underground government installation they are searching for a cure to overcome this strange transformation into zombies. Unfortunately, the zombies from above ground have ...
Style: tense, scary, suspenseful, rough, macabre ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, zombie apocalypse, insanity, virus, survival, living dead, chaos, deadly creature, mad scientist, underground bunker, cannibalism ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.7
 2K
FleshEater (1988)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A group of teenagers, taking a nocturnal hayride come across the grave of a man. Little did they know that this deceased man is a zombie. One by one, the actual living are falling victim and becoming zombies. Eventually there are zombies everywhere, ...
Style: serious, scary, rough, suspenseful, satanic ...
Plot: zombie, survival, rescue, on the run, deadly creature, forest, sadism, eaten alive, murder, death, hell on earth, extreme violence ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 272K
28 Weeks Later (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Spain, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In this chilling sequel to 28 Days Later, the inhabitants of the British Isles appear to have lost their battle against the onslaught of disease, as the deadly rage virus has killed every citizen there. Six months later, a group of Americans dare to ...
Style: scary, tense, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, zombie apocalypse, survival, infected, post apocalypse, plague, virus, end of the world, chaos, chaos and mayhem, mutant, deadly virus ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Dance of the Dead (2008)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: With Prom only hours away, the usual suspects of Cosa High (Cheerleaders, geeks, bad boys and the happy-go-lucky student council alike) are preoccupied with the annual rituals of teendom. On the night of the big dance when the dead unexpectedly rise ...
Style: humorous, scary, bloody, parody, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, high school, prom, back from the dead, cheerleader, dark humor, supernatural, save the day, unlikely couple, violence, survival, apocalypse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Dead Don't Die (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In a small peaceful town, zombies suddenly rise to terrorize the town. Now three bespectacled police officers and a strange Scottish morgue expert must band together to defeat the undead.
Style: intense, atmospheric, tense, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: zombie, police officer, flying saucer, small town, recluse, cemetery, police station, epidemic, virus, full moon, decapitation, breaking the fourth wall ...
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Coed and the Zombie Stoner (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a sorority girl falls in love with a zombie, it's only a matter of time before a zombie apocalypse is unleashed on campus. The sorority girl discovers that weed is the cure. Now, she must smoke out the whole school before it's too ...
Style: not serious, humorous, parody, sexy, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, supernatural romance, supernatural, love and romance, youth, social relations, chaos and mayhem, campus, college life, silly humor, absurd humor, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 2010s, year 1986 ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Romania
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A college student creates and sells a drug called 'Z' on campus which resurrects the living dead, who wreak havoc at a Halloween rave.
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, slasher, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, rave, supernatural, disorder, chaos, college life, youth, school, college, experiment gone awry, undead, living dead ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Land of the Dead (2005)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The world is full of zombies and the survivors have barricaded themselves inside a walled city to keep out the living dead. As the wealthy hide out in skyscrapers and chaos rules the streets, the rest of the survivors must find a way to stop the ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, zombie apocalypse, post apocalypse, future dystopia, survival, siege, back from the dead, heroic mission, chaos and mayhem, heroes, soldier, escapades ...
Time: future, year 1995, 2000s, 90s
Place: pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.4
 14K
Undead (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A quaint Australian fishing village is overcome by meteorites that turn its residents into the ravenous undead, leaving a small group of those unharmed to find a way out.
Style: scary, humorous, suspenseful, atmospheric, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, zombie apocalypse, survival, small town, plague, save the world, isolation, apocalypse, farmhouse, eaten alive, zombie attack, invasion ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 3.4
 413
Corpses (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: semi serious, rough, suspenseful, scary, humorous
Plot: zombie, mortician, chaos, experiment gone awry, vengeance, supernatural, mad scientist, chaos and mayhem, small town, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A group of people try to survive an attack of bloodthirsty zombies while trapped in a rural Pennsylvania farmhouse. Although not the first zombie film, Night of the Living Dead is the progenitor of the contemporary "zombie apocalypse" ...
Style: scary, rough, suspense, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, cult, cannibalism, survival, rescue, isolation, back from the dead, chaos, trapped, cemetery, confinement indoors, group of strangers ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1968, year 1967
Place: pennsylvania, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.8
 18K
Zombeavers (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: College friends find their weekend of sex and debauchery ruined when deadly zombie beavers swarm their riverside cabin.
Style: absurd, humorous, not serious, bloody, parody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, beaver, mutant, deadly creature, river, death, monster, stupidity, brutality, mad scientist, nudity (full frontal - brief), animals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.8
 28K
Zombie (1979)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A zombie is found aboard a boat off the New York coast which belongs to a famous scientist. A journalist travels to the Antilles with the daughter of the scientist. They discover a terrifying disease which is turning the islanders into horrifying ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, serious, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, plague, cannibalism, island, back from the dead, shark, voodoo, mad scientist, supernatural, survival, investigation, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979, 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Shaun lives a supremely uneventful life, which revolves around his girlfriend, his mother, and, above all, his local pub. This gentle routine is threatened when the dead return to life and make strenuous attempts to snack on ordinary Londoners.
Style: parody, witty, humorous, not serious, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, zombie apocalypse, dark humor, siege, cult, zombie attack, zombie outbreak, zombie survival, cannibalism, survival, friends, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: europe, england, london, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
 5.7
 26K
Cooties (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A mysterious virus hits an isolated elementary school, transforming the kids into a feral swarm of mass savages. An unlikely hero must lead a motley band of teachers in the fight of their lives.
Style: scary, not serious, humorous, bloody, funny ...
Audience: kids
Plot: zombie, dark humor, zombie apocalypse, survival, teacher, school, virus, supernatural, small town, elementary school, murder, zombie child ...
Time: 2010s, 80s
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.0
 22K
Doghouse (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Six men with mid-life anxiety set out for a weekend in the country in an attempt to reconnect with their masculinity. What they find is a catastrophe so horrible and bizarre that a mid-life crisis turns out to be exactly what they need to survive ...
Style: not serious, humorous, absurd, melancholic, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, survival, battle of the sexes, virus, cannibalism, friendship, chaos, disorder, supernatural, escapades, fight, transformation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%