To mark the 30th anniversary of The Return of the Living Dead‘s release, Christian Sellers and Gary Smart’s “The Complete History of The Return of the Living Dead“, a unique retrospective that takes a look behind the scenes of the series, is being reissued by Plexus Publishing.
From the press release: The Return of the Living Dead film series has become one of the most successful zombie movie franchises of all time, with the first 1985 film in particular gaining cult status across the world, and inspiring movies such as 28 Days Later, Shaun of the Dead and Zombieland. Now more popular than ever, the films boast a loyal following of diehard enthusiasts.
For the first time ever, the cast and crew of all five films in the cult horror-comedy franchise reveal the stories behind the movies’ making in their own words, going into detail about life on the sets of some of the most fraught productions in cinema history, and the feuds, controversies, legal battles, and sackings that plagued the filmmakers.
Supported by dozens of cast and crew members including Dan O’Bannon, Linnea Quigley, Don Calfa, Brian Yuzna, Aimee Lynn Chadwick, William Butler, John Penny, Brian Peck, William Stout, William Munns, Ken Wiederhorn and many more, “The Complete History of the Return of the Living Dead” features hundreds of previously unreleased behind-the-scenes photographs and exclusive artwork. Bloody Disgusting has a sneak peak below…
This eye-catching, comprehensive and unique book is the ultimate celebration of The Return of the Living Dead franchise and all those who contributed to its creation.
Writer Christian Sellers is the deputy editor of GoreZone magazine, the UK’s biggest-selling monthly horror film publication, and runs a website dedicated to the ‘Return of the Living Dead’ series. Designer and researcher Gary Smart is a lifelong fan of ‘ROTLD’ and has amassed an extensive collection of memorabilia from the films. More recently, in liaison with actor Don Calfa, he has designed and produced a graphic novel entitled ‘The Revenge of the Living Dead’.