Living Dead at the Manchester Morgue has been my all time favorite zombie film since I first discovered it under the title of Let Sleeping Corpses Lie just over a decade ago. I much prefer this over Romero's zombie films even though it plays complete homage to Night of the Living Dead. Why? The subplot between the hippie couple and the fascist police is unsettling in itself... the unbelievably unnerving atmosphere and sound effects and some genuinely scary moments. The gore is pretty brutal too (that receptionist in the hospital - OUCH.) I love, love, love the twist ending. Lastly, I'm a big fan of Ray Lovelock: this is my favorite performance of his (even with that hilarious upscale Brit dub they gave him.)
Return of the Living Dead wasn't my thing (I understand it was a satire), just wasn't crazy about it.
Glad to hear the They Live blu is wonderful. I love that movie: the last great film JC made imo.