30 Years Ago Today: Remembering the Tragedy Involving the Return of the Living Dead


When the clock strikes 2:30pm Pacific/5:30pm Eastern, before you leave work for the long 4th of July holiday weekend…let us reflect on those who were obliterated in Louisville, Kentucky thanks to an incident that reportedly began 30 years ago today at 5:30pm Eastern and carried into the morning hours of July 4, 1984. Nearly 4,000 were killed in a 20 block radius the next morning in a "containment protocol" the government assured us was "for our safety."

Truthers have thrown about various reasons behind the blast that rocked the city. Some say the origin began with an accident at a medical supply warehouse. A toxic chemical was unleashed causing the dead to rise from the grave to feed on the brains of the living. An anonymous military source once elaborated further that the incident could be traced all the way back to another encounter with the walking dead back in the '60s.

No one can say for certain what really spurred this tragedy, but let us reflect on those we lost.

(Guys, just a bit of humor for you before the holiday break. Advice? Ditch the usual – obvious – 4th of July horror fare and celebrate with Return of the Living Dead which takes place on the eve of the holiday!)

  • Hans

    When I saw the headline I thought that maybe someone died during filming or there was some kind of accident on set I didn’t hear about. Definitely gonna celebrate July 3rd from now on.

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  • 1Max_Wedge1

    I loved this movie! I liked the “Bert and Ernie” characters.

  • Juan Asilo

    wow didnt know that.

  • Diana

    Let’s hope that since those tragic events the government has implemented less drastic anti-undead procedures. May we never forget all the lives lost. Do you wanna parrrtayy?!! :-D

  • Illmatic…

    One of the funniest movies ever

  • RTurek

    Mitch, this is a joke piece. The movie’s events BEGAN on July 3rd, per the screen grab above. This isn’t an actual reflection of the film’s release. It’s a mourning the loss of fictional characters, hahaha.