October 22, 2013 13 Nights of Hallowe'en 2013: Night #4 Return of the Living Dead: Necropolis (2005)
If you've watched the very different, but I think very cool if dated, Return of the Living Dead 3 (1993) (movie), then strap in for this one. Interestingly enough, Necropolis was partially filmed around the Chernobyl area. Some different thrills are added this time out. There's riding around on dirt bikes on trails, doing tricks, and roaring down concrete hallways. There's hard rock, weapons play, homemade flame throwers, and zombie cyborgs--way more refined cyborgs than previously in the franchise. Look for some in-jokes from the series, and as usual expect a good dose of camp. There's no lack of zombies and mayhem. Enjoy the ride!
The most familiar face in this film is Peter Coyote from The Inside (2005) (TV). I haven't seen it yet, but Cory Hardrict is in Warm Bodies (2013) (movies) as well. It's on my list, but I also haven't seen Aimee-Lynn Chadwick in ChromeSkull: Laid to Rest 2 (2011) (movie). Meanwhile, Necropolis' director, Ellory Elkayem, previously directed and wrote Eight Legged Freaks (2002) (movie). Ellory also directed the follow-up, Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave (2005) (movie), back to back with Necropolis. Pardon the spoilers, but also returning from Necropolis to Rave are lead actor John Keefe, as well as Aimee-Lynn Chadwick, Cory Hardrict, and Peter Coyote.