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The Return of the Living Dead (1985)
 7.3
 50K
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, semi serious, humorous, surprise ending, dark humor, satirical, macabre, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, punk, cannibalism, back from the dead, mortician, monster, living dead, cemetery, undead, paramedic, attic, crematorium, warehouse, supernatural, experiment gone awry, slasher, nuclear, deadly, gory, company, transformation, walking dead, radio, tombs and skeletons, 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, humorous, bloody and suspenseful films with plots about zombie, gory, blood, danger, gore, deadly and violence mostly in Horror, Comedy and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like The Return of the Living Dead: C.H.U.D. II - Bud the Chud (1989), Evil Dead II (1987), Braindead (1992), Re-Animator (1985), Night of the Creeps (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, suspenseful, semi serious, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, undead, gory, supernatural, deadly, disorder, plague, nosy, chaos, suburbs, parody, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ 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, scary, funny, bloody, not serious ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, survival, danger, friendship, gory, zombie apocalypse, strip club, teenager, parody, youth, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, california
⇓ 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, offbeat, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, monster, halloween, experiment, flamethrower, mutation, severed head, mutant, pitchfork, reanimated corpse, corpse, teenager ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 137K
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, dark humor, humorous, suspenseful, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: blood splatter, knight, curses spells and rituals, zombie, violence, axe, survival, slasher, stabbing, eyeball, spirit, evil dead ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s, year 1987, 14th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.5
 87K
Braindead (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
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: humorous, dark humor, surreal, scary, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, back from the dead, cannibalism, reanimation, gory, monster, danger, deadly, deadly creature, supernatural, mad, brutality ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 1990s
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 51K
Re-Animator (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 86 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: humorous, scary, disturbing, suspenseful, not serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mad scientist, overdose, zombie, decapitation, bodies, splatter, death, hospital, insanity, strangulation, danger, student ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: medical school, austria, europe, campus, massachusetts ...
⇓ 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, brutal, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, chaos, back from the dead, cannibalism, survival, danger, small town, woman in danger, apocalypse, zombie apocalypse, death, hell on earth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1990, 1990s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: not serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, macabre, scary ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: alien, zombie, survival, monster, violence, parasite, undead, teenager, police, college, slasher killer, experiment ...
Time: 80s, 50s, 20th century, year 1986, year 1959 ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 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: suspenseful, rough, semi serious, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, friendship, store, heroes, chases and races, chaos and mayhem, experiment gone awry, escapades, deadly, gory, disorder, plague ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: UK, France
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: dark humor, humorous, british horror, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie apocalypse, zombie, siege, friends, cult, misfit, death, british, pub, slacker, winchester rifle, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: europe, england, britain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Genre: Horror
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, cannibalism, survival, cult, rescue, isolation, chaos, back from the dead, danger, trapped, cemetery, confinement indoors ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1967, year 1968, 1960s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.0
 244K
28 Weeks Later (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Spain
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, suspenseful, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, survival, zombie, infected, chaos, zombie apocalypse, mutant, danger, siblings relations, on the run, survivor, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, suspenseful, semi serious, satirical ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, strip club, lap dance, splatter, violence, chaos, supernatural, vampire, deadly, disorder, deadly virus, government agency ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Day of the Dead (1985)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 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, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, zombie, zombie apocalypse, survival, insanity, living dead, chaos, danger, deadly creature, deadly, vestiges of humanity, mad scientist ...
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.8
 1K
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: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, satanic
Plot: zombie, extreme violence, splatter, chaos and mayhem, violence spree, crimes, deadly creature, in the woods, danger, on the run, survival, supernatural ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Dance of the Dead (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
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: dark humor, scary, humorous, bloody, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, high school, prom, back from the dead, gory, supernatural, save the day, unlikely couple, anti heroes, violence, survival, cheerleader ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.4
 12K
Undead (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 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, suspenseful, humorous, dark humor, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, survival, small town, zombie apocalypse, plague, danger, save the world, apocalypse, comet, invasion, eaten alive, zombie attack ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Return of the Living Dead: Necropolis (2005)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A group of teenagers who, in an attempt to rescue their friend from an evil corporation, end up releasing a horde of blood thirsty zombies.
Style: humorous, semi serious, bleak, suspenseful, scary
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, gore, undead, chaos and mayhem, experiment gone awry, rescue, mad scientist, plague, high school, chaos, deadly creature, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
 6.9
 24K
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, serious, suspenseful, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, cannibalism, island, shark, back from the dead, violence, tropical island, plague, gory, mad scientist, supernatural, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1979, 80s
Place: manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.6
 10K
Chopping Mall (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A group of teenagers that work at the mall all get together for a late night party in one of the stores. When the mall goes on lock down before they can get out, the robot security system activates after a malfunction and goes on a killing spree. ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, bloody ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: robot, sex, murder, survival, remote control, party, shopping mall, laser, androids and robots, slasher, gory, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.0
 20K
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: humorous, not serious, melancholic, absurd, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, zombie, battle of the sexes, virus, cannibalism, friendship, danger, chaos, supernatural, disorder, deadly, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Freaks of Nature (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In the town of Dillford, humans, vampires and zombies were all living in peace - until the alien apocalypse arrived. Now three teenagers-one human, one vampire, and one zombie-have to team up to figure out how to get rid of the visitors.
Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, funny, scary ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: vampire, zombie, alien, small town, supernatural, teenager, unlikely partners, save the day, parody, apocalypse, high school, social satire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 18th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
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: sexy, scary, suspenseful, semi serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rave, zombie, undead, drug abuse, youth, gory, disorder, deadly, danger, college, school, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Beyond Re-Animator (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 95 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: dark humor, scary, disturbing, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mad scientist, zombie, prison, gore, violence, insanity, danger, experiment, convict, nurse, doctor, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.4
 70K
Slither (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
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: dark humor, disturbing, entertaining, suspense, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parasite, small town, alien invasion, transformation, apocalypse, monster, save the day, alien, zombie, violence, husband wife relationship, meteor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2005, 80s
Place: usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Chopper Chicks in Zombietown (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Riding around on their motorbikes, a gang of tough women bikers are the only thing that stands between a crowd of zombies, which have been accidentally let out of their secure cave, and those still alive in the town.
Style: rough, semi serious, suspenseful, scary, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, small town, mad scientist, chase, gory, apocalypse, supernatural, survival, leadership, small town life, deadly, disorder ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Land of the Dead (2005)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Canada
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 apocalypse, zombie, survival, future dystopia, siege, back from the dead, post apocalypse, gory, heroic mission, mercenary, heroes, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: future, year 1995, 1990s, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Computer Killers (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Following his forced retirement from an appalling rock band, Jason decides to vacation at Brittlehouse Manor, a health farm run by the leather-gloved, ex-Nazi scientist Dr. Storm. Along the way, Jason meets Judy, also on her way to Brittlehouse ...
Style: biting, semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: zombie, mad scientist, survival, on the run, hospital, mad doctor, mind control, violence, wheelchair, plague, slasher, chaos ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.8
 15K
Zombeavers (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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: humorous, bloody, absurd, scary, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, beaver, mutant, gory, deadly creature, danger, lake or river, blood, death, monster, parody, stupidity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Night of the Comet (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two girls from the Valley wake up to find that a passing comet has eradicated their world and left behind a mysterious red-dust and a pack of cannibal mutants. With the help of a friendly truck driver, the girls save the earth from a villainous ...
Style: scary, humorous, semi serious, suspenseful, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, survival, end of the world, chase, mad scientist, apocalypse, comet, post apocalypse, elevator, escapades, siblings relations, chases and races ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%