Everything you need to know about the Living Dead movies

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Apr 7, 2017, 4:00 PM EDT

Do you wanna party? Good ... 'cause it's PARTY TIME.

George Romero gets most of the credit for jumpstarting the whole zombie movie thing thanks to his classic Night of the Living Dead (1968), but let's not forget the genre contributions made by Night co-writer John Russo.

Y'see, after the release of Night, George and John had a falling out and went their separate ways: George with the rights to the phrase "Of the Dead" (which led to Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead, Land of the Dead, etc.) and John with the rights to the term "the Living Dead."

John wouldn't utilize this phrase until almost two decades later with the release of The Return of the Living Dead (1985), a film that was heavily reshaped and rewritten by Alien screenwriter Dan O'Bannon, who turned it into a punk rock tale of fast-moving zombies and an oft-naked gal named Trash.

And it's so, so good.

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