Retro Picture Show presents GEORGE A. ROMERO'S DAY OF THE DEAD (1985) and THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD (1985); both screening in 35mm on Friday night, October 7th at Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington, NY.
GEORGE A. ROMERO'S DAY OF THE DEAD
[VHS synopsis] A nightmarish, flesh-eating army of walking corpses rule the Earth. For the last living humans, a fate worse than death is a terrifying reality in this horror cult classic from George A. Romero (NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, DAWN OF THE DEAD).
Fortified in a vast underground bunker, a small band of scientists conducts grotesque experiments on captured ghouls in a desperate attempt to “domesticate” the creatures. But the brutal military men who share the scientists’ refuge don’t want the zombies controlled, they want them destroyed. When the soldiers discover that their own officers have been used in the grisly experiments, they overpower the scientists, and throw them into the cages housing the ravenous living dead. Will anyone make it out alive? It’s a special effects tour-de-force as the beleaguered remnants of the human race face the Day of the Dead!
THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD
[VHS synopsis] The story that begins where the classic horror movie “Night of the Living Dead” left off.
When Frank and Freddy, employees of the Uneeda Medical Supply company, decide to check out the rumors surrounding the metal cylinders stored in the basement – cylinders reportedly containing the bodies of captured zombies – they’ve no idea of the horror awaiting them. Frank confidently slaps the side of the cylinder, and to both their horror, a putrid green vapor spurts out. The men are overcome by the fumes. Inside the cases bodies begin to stir. Their hunger for human brains is as urgent as ever. But this time it’s not a movie. This time it’s for real!
The living dead start chanting for “live brains”. And they get them, in one horror scene after another.