I’m not usually a fan of horror comedy movies. To be more specific, I’m not usually a fan of zombie movies that try to be comedies. Shawn of the Dead is one exception to that rule, and the original Return of the Living Dead is another. What usually happens is that they try too hard to be funny, and either end up too hokey or don’t do the horror element very well. Shawn of the Dead and Return of the Living dead put the immediacy of the horror first, and add the comedy bits on top with the realistic character portrayals, and that’s what make them good movies. Thankfully, Return of the Living Dead II continues building on top of the foundation that the first film in the series started.