Movies like The Return of the Living Dead

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The Return of the Living Dead (1985)
 7.3
 55K
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, humorous, semi serious, cult film, surprise ending, psychotronic, dark humor, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, back from the dead, mortician, punk, cannibalism, nuclear, monster, nudity (full frontal - brief), crematorium, living dead, cemetery, undead, warehouse, paramedic, attic, zombie apocalypse, supernatural, experiment gone awry, strong violent content, deadly, gory, company, transformation, walking dead, radio ...
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, cult film, humorous and bloody films with plots about zombie, gory, blood, gore, deadly, violence and supernatural mostly in Horror, Comedy and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like The Return of the Living Dead: Braindead (1992), Slither (2006), Night of the Creeps (1986), C.H.U.D. II - Bud the Chud (1989), Idle Hands (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
 92K
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: cult film, dark humor, humorous, surreal, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, back from the dead, cannibalism, reanimation, gory, monster, deadly, deadly creature, danger, mad, supernatural, brutality ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1990s, 1950s, 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, semi serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, suburbs, undead, gory, supernatural, danger, deadly creature, slasher, deadly, escapades, parody, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ 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, survival, cannibalism, chaos, back from the dead, danger, woman in danger, small town, apocalypse, death, farmhouse, eaten alive ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s, year 1990
Place: pennsylvania, usa, america, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 75K
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: scary, dark humor, atmospheric, disturbing, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parasite, small town, monster, transformation, apocalypse, alien invasion, save the day, alien, zombie, violence, mutant, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2005, 80s
Place: usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: not serious, humorous, bloody, scary, funny ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: zombie, zombie apocalypse, apocalypse, survival, friendship, danger, gory, strip club, small town, youth, teenager, camp ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, california
⇓ 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, macabre, atmospheric, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, teen comedy
Plot: parasite, alien, axe, zombie, survival, monster, violence, undead, teenager, police, college, corpse ...
Time: 80s, 50s, 20th century, year 1959, 1950s ...
Place: 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, mutant, halloween, teenager, reanimated corpse, blood splatter, severed head, experiment, flamethrower, corpse, mutation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 40K
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: humorous, scary, semi serious, realistic, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenager, halloween, supernatural, teenage life, ghost, youth, best friends, deadly, murder, high school, priestess, attic ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.8
 149K
Evil Dead II (1987)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
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: cult film, scary, dark humor, humorous, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: knight, blood splatter, curses spells and rituals, chainsaw, zombie, time travel, violence, stabbing, axe, slasher, survival, tape recorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1987, 90s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 57K
Re-Animator (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 104 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: cult film, dark humor, humorous, sinister, scary ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mad scientist, zombie, overdose, bodies, obsession, death, hospital, insanity, strangulation, graphic violence, danger, murder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: austria, europe, massachusetts, zurich switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Beyond Re-Animator (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Spain, USA
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: dark humor, scary, disturbing, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, mad scientist, prison, insanity, convict, experiment, danger, violence, doctor, laboratory, survival, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: rough, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, store, friendship, shopping mall, survival, chaos, supernatural, danger, deadly, plague, bio weapon, cannibalism ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, macabre ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, zombie apocalypse, insanity, survival, chaos, danger, deadly, deadly creature, mad scientist, living dead, cannibalism ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 259K
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, rough, tense, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, survival, zombie apocalypse, plague, infected, end of the world, post apocalypse, chaos, virus, chaos and mayhem, mutant, deadly virus ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, paris france
⇓ 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: suspenseful, rough, scary, serious, awful ...
Plot: zombie, survival, on the run, deadly creature, deadly, rescue, danger, in the woods, gory, murder, eaten alive, sadism ...
Time: 80s
⇓ 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: dark humor, humorous, scary, bloody, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, high school, back from the dead, prom, gory, supernatural, save the day, anti hero, unlikely couple, anti heroes, violence, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: humorous, sexy, suspenseful, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: strip club, zombie, experiment gone awry, survival, deadly virus, violence, chaos, plague, race against time, nothing goes right, supernatural, danger ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.8
 17K
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, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, mutant, beaver, gory, deadly creature, danger, river, lake or river, blood, death, monster, parody ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, dark humor, absurd, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, supernatural, love and romance, supernatural romance, chaos and mayhem, social relations, youth, deadly, campus, college life, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, year 1986, year 1985 ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.4
 13K
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, humorous, suspenseful, dark humor, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, zombie apocalypse, survival, small town, plague, danger, save the world, isolation, apocalypse, comet, anti hero, invasion ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Dead Don't Die (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Sweden, South Africa
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: dark humor, intense, suspenseful, scary, tense ...
Plot: zombie, small town, police officer, cemetery, recycling, police station, virus, decapitation, full moon, grave, police car, diner ...
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, cult film, rough, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, cult, survival, rescue, isolation, chaos, back from the dead, danger, cannibalism, trapped, cemetery, human nature ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1967, year 1968
Place: pennsylvania, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.6
 12K
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, stylized, scary ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: survival, murder, party, technology gone awry, gory, society, deadly, danger, a.i., race against time, robot, chaos ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: suspenseful, rough, scary, semi serious, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rave, zombie, chaos, disorder, college life, danger, supernatural, youth, slasher, deadly, experiment gone awry, school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: dark humor, witty, humorous, not serious, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie apocalypse, zombie, cult, siege, survival, friends, parody, anti heroes, zombie attack, supernatural, chases and races, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: europe, england, london, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 6.0
 21K
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: zombie, survival, battle of the sexes, virus, friendship, cannibalism, danger, disorder, supernatural, chaos, chases and races, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: vampire comedy, humorous, semi serious, dark humor, funny ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: vampire, zombie, supernatural, small town, teenager, alien, save the day, nerd, evil alien, parody, apocalypse, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 18th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 3.5
 375
Corpses (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: suspenseful, rough, semi serious, scary, humorous
Plot: zombie, mortician, chaos, deadly, mad scientist, supernatural, vengeance, experiment gone awry, gory, rivalry, crimes, profanity ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Land of the Dead (2005)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Canada, USA
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, future dystopia, post apocalypse, survival, siege, back from the dead, gory, heroic mission, soldier, chaos and mayhem, danger ...
Time: future, year 1995, 90s, 2000s, 1990s
Place: pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.6
 11K
C.H.U.D. (1984)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A rash of bizarre murders in New York City seems to point to a group of grotesquely deformed vagrants living in the sewers. A courageous policeman, a photo journalist and his girlfriend, and a nutty bum, who seems to know a lot about the creatures, ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: monster, toxic, mutant, zombie, police investigation, experiment gone awry, bum, murder, survival, crimes, deadly, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%