RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD
1985, Park Circus/MGM, 90 min, USA, Dir: Dan O’Bannon

"They’re Back … They’re Hungry … And They’re NOT Vegetarian!!" Director-writer Dan O’Bannon’s gory, gleeful film is like the punk-rock godfather of SHAUN OF THE DEAD. In this unofficial "sequel" to NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, gas canisters leak at a medical supply warehouse, evaporate and then inadvertently rain down on the nearby cemetery and mortuary. Much skull-splitting, brain-eating hilarity ensues … along with punked-out Linnea Quigley’s unforgettable erotic cemetery dance! With Clu Gulager and Don Calfa as Burt and Ernie, production design by William Stout, and a great soundtrack provided by The Damned, Roky Erickson, The Flesh Eaters and The Cramps. "Send … more ... paramedics."


THE KILLERS (1964)
1964, Universal, 93 min, USA, Dir: Donald Siegel

This second adaptation of the Ernest Hemingway short story features Lee Marvin and Clu Gulager as hit men puzzled by the calm demeanor of their latest victim (John Cassavetes). The dead man held the secret to a million-dollar heist, and the missing loot draws the killers into the worlds of femme fatale Sheila Farr (Angie Dickinson) and mob boss Jack Browning (Ronald Reagan, in his final film role before turning to politics).


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