The Best Written Horror Movies

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?

The Return of the Living Dead

The employees of a medical supply warehouse come in contact with a toxic gas that turns the living and the dead into contagious brain-eating revenants.
Slapstick Gore
So Bad It's Good
Horror for Beginners
United States
1985
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Character Focus: 
Zombie Film
Animals: 
Dog
Government: 
Army
Catastrophes: 
Accident
Apocalypse
Biohazard
Crash
Explosion
Fire
Storm
Fluids: 
Acid
Water
Infected: 
Contagious
Irradiated
Diseased
7.04
A hilarious come back!
7.04
6
6
6
4
4
3
Effects
Performances
Ambiance
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.
Alternate Titles: 
Return of the Living Dead
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