Ebay Find Of The Week: Rare ‘Return Of The Living Dead’ Standee

I know that I recently posted about a promotional standee for The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 that was for sale on Ebay, and there is no argument that it was pretty awesome.  But today I found quite possibly THE promotional standee of ALL promotional standees on Ebay that will put that one to shame. Behold!  The Return Of The Living Dead promotional standee!!!!

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This sucker is very rare, people.  So rare in fact that it comes with a very hefty $900 price tag (with a ‘make an offer’ option however).  This movie is an all-time favorite of mine and I’ve always loved the artwork and the tagline “They’re back from the grave and ready to party!” too.  So, imagine adding this piece of zombie flick memorabilia to your horror collection and impressing your friends in the process.  Not many horror items on Ebay warrant a $900 price, but I have to admit that this standee might be worth it.  If you’re feeling frisky and want to drop the cash, go over to the Ebay link HERE and grab it or make an offer now!

Ebay Find Of The Week: ‘The Return Of The Living Dead’ Promo T-Shirt (1985)

Good news for all of my readers who are on the smaller side that love The Return Of The Living Dead!  There are not one, but two actual promo T-shirts from the 1985 horror/comedy up on Ebay right now:

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Even though that these shirts are ‘Size Small’ and I have no chance in hell of fitting into one, it’s refreshing to see a shirt up on Ebay from the 80’s that doesn’t have armpit stains.  They have never been worn, and I’m really digging the “More Brains!” script on the front.  I’ll try not to sulk too much about the size, but you might be sulking about the price when you see it over at Ebay right HERE.  Kind of a random ‘Buy It Now’ price of $134.85, but at least you can make an offer and hopefully get one cheaper if you want it that bad. Braaaaaaains!

Sunday Bloody Sunday: ‘The Death Of Private Rickles’ From ‘Day Of The Dead’ (1985)

One of the joys of watching a horror movie is when the asshole you’ve hated the whole time dies a slow, brutal, deserving death.  And in George Romero’s 1985 zombie gorefest, Day Of Dead, there were plenty of assholes to root for to exit in crowd cheering fashion.  So on this week’s Sunday Bloody Sunday, I want you to reminisce with me about one of those assholes:  Private Rickles.

Private Rickles is a bit of a bumbling idiot who likes to laugh a lot, even when things aren’t really that funny.  Case in point:  He laughs when a bunch of slow-moving zombies pounce on top of him and proceed to tear his face off and chew aggressively on his fingers.  Quite a character, isn’t he?  So join me in watching Private Rickles in his last giggly and gruesome moment from Day Of The Dead and feel free to give a standing ovation if you’d like.

Holy Shit Horror: The Opening Scene In ’28 Weeks Later’ (2007)

I’m not sure if the makers of 28 Weeks Later ever thought about giving away some promotional diapers at their screenings, because some of us could have used them during that opening scene.  No, I didn’t poop my pants everybody….but I do recall saying “Holy Shit!” after the 8 minute introduction was over.  Now, I’m not about to say that this sequel as a whole is better than Danny Boyle’s groundbreaking first from 2002, but the opening for 28 Weeks Later is easily on par with anything in 28 Days Later.

For those who have seen it, you know what I’m talking about.  And hopefully you share my enthusiasm as well.  If you haven’t seen it, the best I can do right now is provide a link from Youtube of the scene in full, but shown through the eyes of a camcorder.  You see, the copyright gods won’t let anyone put up actual clips from the movie, so this will have to suffice.  I can say that it’s some of the better bootleg footage out there in terms of quality, so we have that going for us.

Once the “In The House, In A Heartbeat” song kicks in, you know the rage-infested zombie shit is gonna hit the fan.  And when Don chooses himself over his wife and a random hungry kid, that’s when the reality of the situation sets in.  From there, we’re treated to a great zombie chase scene and then one of the best zombie water moments since Lucio Fulci’s infamous shark biting in 1979’s, Zombie.  This is how you do an opening sequence people, and luckily the rest of the movie didn’t dramatically fall off after this impressive little setup. So thank you 28 Weeks Later for your “Holy Shit!” moment and for almost (I can’t specify ‘almost’ enough) making me soil myself.  Now can we finally get 28 Months Later, please?

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