In this book, Steve Hutchison presents 75 of the best written horror movies ever made. Each article contains a rating, a synopsis, and a review. The films are ranked according to the sum of eight ratings. How many have you seen?
A hilarious come back!
Return of the Living Dead is admittedly a parody of The Night of the Living Dead franchise and it’s great! It takes the humor many steps further by breaking cliches and shuffling the rules of the zombie mythology. For example, they are more resistant, come in different shapes and sizes; some look like monsters, some are skeletons. A split dog is even thrown in the mix to make a point.
The film is lively and the characters are goofs, but never at the expense of rewarding, progressive storytelling. The stylish plastic gore, the rubbery make-up and the animatronics range from cute to terrifying; sometimes slightly flawed but always effective. This is a horror movie of its time that indulges in nudity and gore, but it does so in surprisingly creative ways.
This is a zombie slasher featuring a bunch of rebels and a young man, their friend, working his first day in a shady medical supply warehouse while they are partying in the cemetery outside waiting for him. This rendition of the undead has been given one-liners to chew on and a drop of individuality. The abominations are nicely designed and in a way to pull a smile.