The Return of the Living Dead
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Continuity mistake: When Tina runs up the stairs and then falls through, she lands on a blanket but when she stands up, the blanket is gone.

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Other mistake: When Trash first comes back to life as a zombie there is a shot of rain falling and smoke swirling. The shot plays forward, then reverses for a second or two before playing forward again. The rain falls up and the smoke reverses direction.

Visible crew/equipment: At the beginning when Frank is giving Freddy the office tour, you can see camera shadows on the shelves as the camera goes across the aisles following the two men - just after they pack the female skeleton.

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Trivia: The eyetest-sign in the office where Burt tells the Army story reads 'Burt is a slave driver..'

Trivia: Not a mistake, just a case of very bad luck that not many realize: In an attempt to escape the infamous "Tar man" zombie, Tina runs up the stairs. She ends up falling through the bad stair, mentioned earlier in the picture. Now think back to the beginning, after Freddy and Frank breathe the gas from the tank. Frank runs over and pukes under the stairs. So, not only is Tina being pursued by a brain hungry zombie, she also takes a high fall, and lands in cold puke.

Trivia: The actress who plays Trash is actually wearing a prosthetic rubber "crotch piece" during her strip scene (and subsequent scenes), which one of the producers insisted on, because he felt full frontal female nudity was "too much" for the film. Ironically, most of the shots of her are from a distance, and her under-region is hard to see, so in the end, the prosthetic was not really necessary. As confirmed in DVD commentary.

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Chuck: Hey, Casey, do you like sex with death?
Casey: Yeah, so fuck off and die.

Zombie: Send... more... paramedics.

Trash: Do you ever wonder about all the different ways of dying? You know, violently? And wonder, like, what would be the most horrible way to die?
Spider: I try not too think about dying too much.
Trash: Mm. Well for me, the worst way would be for a bunch of old men to get around me, and start biting and eating me alive.
Spider: I see.
Trash: First, they would tear off my clothes.
Chuck: Hey, somebody get some light over here, Trash is taking off her clothes again.

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