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Zombie Nightmare (1987)

After a young man is killed by a gang of rampant teenagers, he is resurrected by a voodoo priestess so he can avenge his death.



(as John M. Fasano)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Manuska Rigaud ...
Linda Singer ...
Tony Blauer ...
Mark Kulik ...
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Jesse D'Angelo ...
Tracy Biddle ...
Alan Fisler ...
Bob (as Allan Fisher)
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After a young man is killed by a gang of rampant teenagers, he is resurrected by a voodoo priestess so he can avenge his death. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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Release Date:

7 March 1988 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

Koszmar Zombi  »

Box Office


$180,000 (estimated)

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Tony's mother wears the same sweater as Jason's mother in Friday the 13th (1980). See more »


Though the film is set in the U.S., much seen in the film gives away the fact that it was filmed in Montreal, Canada. All commercial products seen are virtually exclusively Canadian (Molson, Labatt and O'Keefe beer, Players cigarettes etc.), Quebec road signs (Arrêt/Stop signs, etc.), the reveresed bilingual "Park Harpell" (instead of Harpell Park) and many more. See more »


Jim Batten: When Jimbo wastes them, they stay wasted.
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We Rule The Night
Performed by Virgin Steele
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This one is #31 thanks to MST3000.
24 March 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

When the film begins, a father is stabbed to death trying to save a young lady from being raped. Years later, the man's son is hit by a bunch of jerks in a Mercedes and his angry mother gets the local voodoo priestess to resurrect her son in order to exact revenge on his killers.

"Zombie Nightmare" is a very bad movie. However, it's not nearly bad enough to be the third lowest rated film on all of IMDb. Like so many films on IMDb's Bottom 100 list, it was spoofed on "Mystery Science Theater 3000" and because of this it's rated so low. I assume most of the folks who scored this one a 1 never saw the actual film--just the MST3000 version. Other films unfairly on the list are such bad but not that bad movies like "The Girl With Gold Boots" and "Mitchell". So don't believe the hype--it's just not 100% horrible--just 98.7% bad!

I was excited to see that this film stars Adam West and Jon Mikl Thor. Thor is also the guy who played the lead in the terrible "Rock 'n Roll Nightmare"--and like in that film, he and his bad provide some of the music for this movie. And, speaking of music, that's the ONLY good thing about the film--the hard rock tunes are pretty decent. However, the bad very, very easily outweighs the good. The acting (especially by Molly Mekembe and Jim) is just pathetic--and who, exactly, was the coroner trying to imitate?! The zombie is hilarious, as it's supposed to be Tony (Jon Mikl Thor) but has completely different color and length hair! I suppose that in this bizarre town, zombies go to the hair salon before going on their rampage! The directing and editing are also terrible--such as when you see the dead guy in the pool moving his arms back and forth. Hey, hello...he's DEAD so why is he still moving?! Overall, this is a terrible film--don't misunderstand me about this. But there are hundreds of movies that are worse--much worse. The music alone is reason to give the film a 2 instead of a 1. Still, this one is bad enough that it does make for fun viewing by bad movie junkies as its full of unintended laughs.

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