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7 March 1988 (Canada) See more »
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The Wasted Ain't Wasted See more »
Plot:
Tony Washington is killed by a gang of rampant trendy teenagers. Molly Mokembe is a voodoo lady who... See more » | Add synopsis »
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"She's briskly jogging from him!" (+2 stars for Adam West and MotorHead) See more (47 total) »

Cast

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Adam West ... Capt. Tom Churchman
Jon Mikl Thor ... Tony Washington

Tia Carrere ... Amy
Manuska Rigaud ... Molly Mokembe

Frank Dietz ... Frank Sorrell
Linda Singer ... Maggie
Tony Blauer ... Teenager
Mark Kulik ... Teenager

John Fasano ... William Washington
Francesca Bonacorsa ... Louise Washington
Jesse D'Angelo ... Young Tony Washington
Tracy Biddle ... Young Molly Mokembe
Alan Fisler ... Bob (as Allan Fisher)

Hamish McEwan ... Peter
Manon E. Turbide ... Susie

Shawn Levy ... Jim Batten
Philip Pretten ... Man At Disco
Linda Smith ... Man's Date
Michael D'Amico ... Bouncer
Walter Massey ... Mr. Peters
Gayle Garfinkle ... Mary Batten

James Rae ... Fred Batten
Charles Biddle Sr. ... Janitor Joe (as Charly Biddle)
David Gow ... Cop
André Savard ... Cop
Gaston Perreault ... Cop
Jay Boivin ... Cop
Dean Hagopian ... Medical Examiner
Tony Bua ... Punk
Yvon Grise ... Punk
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Peewee Piemonte ... Zombie Tony (uncredited)

Directed by
Jack Bravman 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David Wellington 

Produced by
Jack Bravman .... producer
Sheldon S. Goldstein .... executive producer
Pierre Grisé .... producer
Eleanor Hilowitz .... associate producer
Charles Storms .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Jon Mikl Thor 
 
Cinematography by
Roger Racine 
 
Film Editing by
David Franko 
 
Casting by
Ginette D'Amico 
 
Art Direction by
David Blanchard 
 
Set Decoration by
Terry Joseph (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
Tony Bua .... special makeup effects artist
Andy Clement .... special makeup effects artist
Macha Colas .... makeup artist
Felicia Fasano .... hair stylist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Fasano .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Michael Gyzelek .... sound
Roger Lamoureux .... sound mixer
Rick Ways .... sound engineer
Ed Wilson .... sound engineer
 
Special Effects by
Tony Bua .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jean Berthiaumb .... chief electrician
Alain Bourdeau .... assistant electrician
François Daignault .... grip
David Franko .... assistant camera
Christopher Kondek .... assistant camera
Alain Mabbé .... grip
Christian Racine .... camera operator
Dany Schwartzberg .... assistant electrician
Esther Valiquette .... perch
Daniel Weysbow .... gaffer
 
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Mona Medawar .... script girl
 

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USA:89 min
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Trivia:
Tony's mother wears the same sweater as Jason's mother from Friday the 13th (1980).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: After Suzie and Peter finish their tennis match, as Suzie walks across the court to Peter, her hair gets messier between shots.See more »
Quotes:
[after running over and killing Tony]
Bob:Hey, what's the matter? You okay? Feeling bad, huh? It's cool, we just killed somebody. No big deal.
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14 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
"She's briskly jogging from him!" (+2 stars for Adam West and MotorHead), 7 May 2005
Author: lemon_magic from Wavy Wheat, Nebraska

MST covered this one and did a good job with it.(The quote is from the first zombie attack.) And as I recall, Adam West even introduced their cover of it for its first broadcast during a "Turkey Day" Thanksgiving marathon. (Good for you, Adam! You look good!)

Hey, Frank Dietz, it was fun to see your comment about the movie; glad you have a good sense of perspective about it, and I hope you are doing well. ZN was completely cheesy, but it wasn't your fault...you were just in over your head!

Adam West has taken a lot of crap over the decades for his somewhat hammy style and fruity baritone, but he's still the real deal as an actor. Put him in a 3rd rate film like this one, and he instantly blows everyone else in the film away without trying. This movie was lucky to have him.

The film also gets an extra star for starting out with "Ace Of Spades" as the opening song on the soundtrack and a nice little thumbprint graphic for the opening title. It was a great choice and started the movie with a nice burst of energy.

But after that, things go downhill pretty fast. There are lots of missteps here: pacing, plot holes, characterization and consistency of tone. For instance, the movie stops dead in its tracks at one points and spends 2-3 minutes watching a mediocre tennis match between the tall, lanky mall punk and his blond girlfriend. It spends an inordinate amount of time driving to the local 'Twist and Creme' ice cream store. When the hero/zombie-to-be gets run over by the mall punks at the beginning of the movie, his mother doesn't call a doctor, call an ambulance, or start CPR, she calls her local voodoo practitioner "Molly Mokembe" so she can go about getting revenge for her son's death.

(This brings all kinds of questions to mind, BTW. The movie seems to find it unremarkable that there is a high priestess of voodoo just down the street in an average Canadian urban neighborhood. Geez, not ONE of the black people I grew up with turned out to be voodoo masters, not even the ones whose life my father saved! I never knew Canada was so wild at heart!)

Oh, and if YOU were attacked by a zombie, and you knocked him down with a shotgun and then you got in your car to flee, wouldn't you a)shoot the zombie in the head and knees a couple of just to slow him down a bit more and b) CLOSE THE CAR DOOR while you cranked the ignition??? I'm just asking...

But the biggest weakness, IMO, is in the part and performance of the mall punk's 'psycho' member. Ooooo, he has an ATTITUDE! OOooo, he throws pasta at his mom! Ooooo, he harasses a waitress with juvenile remarks about the size of his 'member'! Ooooo, he...well, he goes for a drive! (See 'Twist and Creme' reference above.)

He's about 105 lbs, soaking wet, with pencil thin arms and elaborately blow-dried-and-feathered shoulder length hair, but we are supposed to accept that he's some kind of menacing James Dean stand-in. And he is, in fact, almost infinitely annoying. But he (the character that is) wouldn't last 10 minutes at my old junior high school (it was on the 'wrong side of the tracks' in a town of 60,000 people.)

The rest of the cast is OK. The other four mall punks are natural and at ease in front of the camera. Frank Dietz manages to hold his own in his scenes with Adam West. A couple of the murders are fairly gruesome. And the blond cutie looks sexy as she 'briskly jogs' away from the zombie in her towel. Some of the other songs on the soundtrack are pretty good, especially the one by Girlschool. Even Jon Mikl Thor is, well, not as bad as he could be, although it's pretty obvious that the project began to overwhelm him and he was forced to get another actor to play the zombie for some scenes. Don't quit your day job, JMT.

An amusing mess. Watch with one dose of alcohol clutched firmly in your mitt and several more readily at hand and you'll have no problem with 'Nightmare'.

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