The dead walk: Our 10 favorite zombie movies
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9. 'The Return of the Living Dead' (1985)
Sometimes, you don't want subtext and deeper meaning and emotional resonance. Sometimes, you just want brains to be eaten and naked girls dancing on graves and James Karen and Clu Gulager and so much gore that it just becomes surreal. I would include this on the list if only for the great sequence in which zombies use the emergency radio in an ambulance to keep summoning new victims, like they've discovered a human delivery service. I actually like this more now than I did when it came out, and I think it's aged well. This may be the most pure expression of Dan O'Bannon's voice in a movie, and like many of the films we've included on this list, the balance of the humor and the horror is a big part of what makes it a classic.