RE­TURN OF THE LIV­ING DEAD III

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re­leased OUT NOW! 1993 | 18 | Blu-ray

Di­rec­tor Brian Yuzna Cast Melinda Clarke, Kent McCord, J Trevor ed­mond, sarah dou­glas

Years be­fore Ed­ward ran his icy fin­gers across Bella’s cheek, nu­mer­ous films ex­plored the for­bid­den at­trac­tion be­tween hu­mans and mon­sters. La Belle Et La Bête, The Com­pany Of Wolves... Re­turn Of The Liv­ing Dead III?

Make no mis­take: this is pure ’90s VHS sleaze, but its coy ex­plo­ration of kink and sex­u­al­ity el­e­vates it above the usual low-bud­get se­quel.

Af­ter be­ing re­vived by her boyfriend fol­low­ing a mo­tor­cy­cle ac­ci­dent, teen zom­bie Julie (Melinda Clarke) dis­cov­ers that hurt­ing her­self is the only thing that keeps her crav­ings for flesh at bay.

Equat­ing in­sa­tiable hunger with sex­ual de­sire begs to be de­con­structed – one strik­ing scene sees Julie stab her­self in the hand, her face show­ing orgasmic bliss – but it doesn’t go far enough, and may just be re­mem­bered for be­ing the movie with the hot zom­bie lady.

Ex­tras There are two au­dio com­men­taries: the first with di­rec­tor Brian Yuzna; the sec­ond with ac­tress Melinda Clarke and ef­fects su­per­vi­sor Tom Rain­one. There are also five 2016 in­ter­views with cast and crew: Yuzna and writer John Pen­ney; ac­tor J Trevor Ed­mond; pro­duc­tion ex­ec­u­tive David Trip­pet and edi­tor Chris Roth; and make-up artists Chris Nel­son and Steve John­son. Plus: sto­ry­boards, stills and trail­ers. Kim­ber­ley Bal­lard

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