Watch Now: The Creation Of the Half-Corpse From ‘The Return of the Living Dead’
Tuesday, January 17th, 2012 at 12:00 pm
Much like the brain-craving zombies that rise from the grave to torment its main characters, The Return of the Living Dead will never die. The 1985 horror-comedy was spawned from nearly a decade of half-starts, costly lawsuits, and clashing personalities and went on to become one of the most genre films of all time.
For a forthcoming Blu-ray release of the movie in the United Kingdom, DVD distributor Severin Films, the U.S.-based company that has spread its own brand of digital Trioxin over long-buried cult classics such as the original Inglorious Bastards and Richard Stanley’s scorched earth sci-fi horror epic Hardware, has produced a trio of brand new retrospective featurettes looking back at the film’s tortured script development and the creation of its brilliant visual effects and headbanging punk rock soundtrack.
“FX of the Living Dead” focuses on the creation of the film’s zombies and gore effects and includes a look into the design and execution of the infamous “half-corpse” that enlightens some of the characters as to what these new zombies desire and the lengths they’ll go to in order to get it. The clip features interviews with production designer William Stout and visual effects artist Tony Gardner.
You can watch that clip here below.
The Return of the Living Dead U.K. Blu-ray has no release date yet, but you can check out the website Second Sight for more details.