Return Of The Living Dead’s Tarman By Mike Hawthorne!

I love Dan O’Bannon’s cult Zombie/Comedy flick, Return of the Living Dead. Love it. I actually saw it on a double bill with the original Terminator at the 62 Drive-In, it was kind of an odd billing as the classic James Cameron film was already on VHS at that point.

That night I came to a horrifying realization while watching Return of the Living Dead, all of the carefully laid plans of my youth in case of Zombie Apocalypse…were pretty much worthless when faced with anything other than George A Romero zombies.

Anyway, if you’ve not had the pleasure of watching Return of the Living Dead you may not recognize the stunning zombie, Tarman, illustrated masterfully below by Mike Hawthorne.

Be warned. There is a moment of Salty Language in this trailer:

Thanks to horrorfanxy for posting the trailer over on YouTube and a tip of the hat to Comic Twart for the heads up on the awesome illustration of Tarman!

VicSage

Editor at Retroist
Searching through the alleys for useful knowledge in the city of Nostalgia. Huge cinema fanatic and sometimes carrier of the flame for the weirding ways of 80s gaming, toys, and television. When his wife lets him he is quite happy sitting in the corner eating buckets of beef jerky.

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2 thoughts on “Return Of The Living Dead’s Tarman By Mike Hawthorne!

  1. CarlosTheDwarf says:

    If I recall correctly, the actor playing the Tarman was actually a 110 lb mime who could make the creepy, exaggerated movements for the character.

  2. vinvectrex says:

    Return of the Living Dead is a favorite of mine too, Vic. How many films out there are genuinely scary yet genuinely funny? And, at the time, I found the ending quite a shocker.

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