Discuss The Return of the Living Dead

I always wondered that because him and Freddy couldn't move without it killing them because of the rigor mortis that was setting in. Only when Freddy turns into a zombie can he get up and move without it hurting him. So after Freddy turns and they all come rushing to get his girlfriend out of the chapel, we see Frank get up and run out without feeling any pain to go to the crematory.

I mean it is weird if he was that he was still able to maintain his humanity after turning.

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I assume he was since both he and freddy were exposed to the trioxin at the same time they would prolly turn at the same time. Freddy did take a few minutes before he went all rabid so it's possible Frank felt the brain cravings creeping up on him and used his last few minutes of lucidity to kill himself.

It's a very well done scene: Frank has only a few moments of lucidity left, and decides to die in agony instead of dying in agony and turning on innocent people. Maybe Freddy's change shocks Frank into overcoming his agony and making that choice. It is interesting that one of the first things he does when he gets to the oven is think of his wife after he just witnessed his trainee's violent change to eat his own partner (as shown by the wedding ring).

Love your deduction Strannger18 & French! Pretty much spot on, I think he definitely turned.

On a related note, how much better is the ORIGINAL theatrical scene then the new, audio one...OMG, I hate the "redo" so much. Roky Erikson's Burn the Flames playing over Frank's burning makes the scene so much more powerful IMO!

I had to look up the song as I love the soundtrack and don't know what they're titled. It's funny I always thought the song said Laverine and thought it was so funny. But it saying burn and it's appropriate for the scene. It sets the mood and really adds to the tragedy of what Frank was going through. It goes so well with it and makes my heart ache for him.

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