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Best of Philly 2008

Phoenixville Arts & Culture

Art & Independent Films
7 nights a week
Classics
Sundays at 2:00pm
Young Audiences
Saturdays at 2:00pm
Fright Night
First Fridays at 9:45pm
Baby Nights
Mondays at 6:30pm
Matinees
Wednesdays at 2:00pm
Film Discussions
Wednesdays at 9:30pm

Return of the Living Dead

Directed by Dan O'Bannon. US. 1985. R. 91 min. MGM. Private Collector. 35mm.

  • Friday
  • Fri, Nov 2
  • 10:15 pm

“Not a sequel to Night of the Living Dead, but a semi-official spin-off about a military biohazzard container unleashing fast-moving, brain-eating zombies. The movie is very inventive in the way it depicts the spread of the disease: chopping up a zombie doesn’t work, so they cremate it, but the smoke created turns into acid rain that zombifies an entire graveyard. The opening scene, where the training of a new employee at a medical supply warehouse leads to the unleashing of the zombies, is especially masterful. It’s also a harsh critique of military ineptitude and callousness. The exaggerated punk rocker characters at times tip what could be a perfect balance of dark humor and intense horror, but it’s still one of the most satisfying zombie movies not directed by George Romero.” (Bryan Theiss, The Scarecrow Video Movie Guide)