FRIDAY NIGHT FRIGHTS: Return of the Living Dead 3 (20th Anniv. screening, director & writer in person!)

The punk rock bastard child of Romero’s “Dead” series, the Return of the Living Dead franchise has carved out its own loving corner of the zombie cinematic universe, buoyed by the classic status of Dan O’Bannon’s original. Carrying on in the series’ rock n’ roll tradition, Brian (Re-Animator) Yuzna’s Return of the Living Dead 3 pares the undead apocalypse down to a tight little twist on Romeo and Juliet, subbing teen angst for zombie infection. Melinda Clarke plays one of the sexiest and most badass zombies in history, un-living life as a Trioxinated teen on the run with her grunge-rockin’ boyfriend. Yuzna wisely keeps the gore, the gross-out gags and the good times flowing, making this entry easily one of the most enjoyable of the series. Released during the early-’90s straight-to-video boom, this little sickie rarely gets theatrical play anywhere in the world, so don’t wanna miss this 20th Anniversary opportunity to see it on the big screen. Director Brian Yuzna & writer John Penney in person!
Dir. Brian Yuzna, 1993, 35mm, 97 min.

Watch Cinefamily’s original trailer for “Return of the Living Dead 3″!