“The Return of the Living Dead” quotes

Movie The Return of the Living Dead
Title The Return of the Living Dead
Year 1985
Director Dan O'Bannon
Genre Comedy, Horror
Plot – In Louisville, a small American town, some strange bins are kept in a warehouse. The bins contain the remains of zombies to be studied, creatures that twenty years earlier had caused many deaths. Two boys inadvertently destroy the bins, releasing the monsters that begin to make victims, including a group of punks and the two boys themselves. The army drops an atomic bomb on the area to limit the phenomenon, but perhaps that will not be enough.
All actors – Clu Gulager, James Karen, Don Calfa, Thom Mathews, Beverly Randolph, John Philbin, Jewel Shepard, Miguel A. Núñez Jr., Brian Peck, Linnea Quigley, Mark Venturini, Jonathan Terry
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  • “- Paramedic #1: You have no pulse, your blood pressure's zero-over-zero, you have no pupillary response, no reflexes and your temperature is 70 degrees.
    - Freddy: Well, what does that mean?
    - Paramedic #1: Well, it's a puzzle because, technically, you're not alive. Except you're conscious, so we don't know what it means.”

    Drew Deighan - Paramedic #1
    Thom Mathews - Freddy
    [Tag:death, life, zombie]
  • “- Freddy: That's not possible. I mean, they showed zombies taking over the world.
    - Frank: They changed it all around. What really happened was back in 1969, in Pittsburgh, at the V.A. hospital, there was a chemical spill and all that stuff kinda leaked down into the morgue and it made all the dead bodies kinda jump around as though it was alive.”

    Thom Mathews - Freddy
    James Karen - Frank
  • “- Spider: What do you want to do, Scuz, turn over gravestones?
    - Scuz: No, I just want to look around the graveyard - I never seen one before.
    - Spider: Haven't you ever been to a funeral?
    - Scuz: I never knew anyone that died.”

    Miguel A. Núñez Jr. - Spider
    Brian Peck - Scuz
    [Tag:death, funeral, grave]
  • “And now you made me hurt myself again! You made me break my hand completely off this time Tina! But I don't care Darlin', because I love you, and you've got to let me eat your brain!”

    Thom Mathews - Freddy
  • “- Chuck: Hey, Casey, do you like sex with death?
    - Casey: Yeah, so fuck off and die.”

    John Philbin - Chuck
    Jewel Shepard - Casey
    [Tag:insult, rejection, sex]
  • “- Ernie: You can hear me?
    - ½ Lady Corpse: Yes.
    - Ernie: Why do you eat people?
    - ½ Lady Corpse: Not people. Brains.
    - Ernie: Brains only?
    - ½ Lady Corpse: Yes.”

    Don Calfa - Ernie
    Cherry Davis - ½ Lady Corpse
  • “- Trash: Do you ever wonder about all the different ways of dying? You know, violently? And wonder, like, what would be the most horrible way to die?
    - Spider: I try not too think about dying too much.
    - Trash: Mm. Well for me, the worst way would be for a bunch of old men to get around me, and start biting and eating me alive.”

    Linnea Quigley - Trash
    Miguel A. Núñez Jr. - Spider
  • “- Burt: I thought you said if we destroyed the brain, it'd die!
    - Frank: It worked in the movie!
    - Burt: Well, it ain't working now, Frank!
    - Freddy: You mean the movie lied?”

    Clu Gulager - Burt
    James Karen - Frank
    [Tag:lies, movie, zombie]
  • Listen, there's a bunch of people from the cemetery who are stark, staring, mad, and they'll kill you and eat you if they catch you. It's like a disease. It's like rabies, only faster, a lot faster. That's why you've got to come and get us out of here now... right now!”

    Clu Gulager - Burt