Aug. 16, 2020

This Day in Halloween: Cult favorite zombie film "The Return of the Living Dead" opens across the U.S. in 1985. / Illustration by Alison Oliman.

The Return of the Living Dead opens across the U.S. in 1985. Written and directed by Dan O’Bannon, the cult favorite introduces the brain-eating, fast zombies with a soundtrack of L.A. punk and metal bands.