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Release Date:
7 March 1988 (Canada) See more »
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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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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
Other crew
Mona Medawar .... script girl

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USA:89 min
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Top-billed Adam West does not appear in the 45 first minutes of the film.See more »
Continuity: Position of Tony after he is hit by the car.See more »
Jim Batten:You're smart, aren't you? Well, you'll have it and you'll love it!See more »
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16 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Cheap And Stupid, But..., 5 November 2006
Author: jonathon_naylor from Manitoba, Canada

Never before have so few words so fittingly summed up a film as the VideoHound Movie Guide's entry on ZOMBIE NIGHTMARE. "Cheap and stupid" were the key words in its evaluation of this (extremely) low-budget, Canadian-made horror flick. But what our friends at VideoHound forgot to mention is that ZOMBIE NIGHTMARE is also occasionally (and unintentionally) hilarious in the tradition of awful movies from yesteryear.

Jon Mikl Thor plays a muscle-bound lunkhead who heads to the corner store for Momma one fateful night. After heroically fending off two would-be robbers, our good ol' boy is fatally struck by a car full of bad ass punks who speed away from the scene. Rather than call an ambulance, the store owner does what any of us would, loading the corpse into a car and dropping it off to Lunkhead's fretful mom. Having already lost her husband to punkery, Momma calls in the friendly neighborhood voodoo practitioner to turn her son into a modern day Lazarus. Soon the goon is up and around once more, only he's not nearly as friendly as he now screams a lot and clobbers the hit-and-runners with a baseball bat.

ZOMBIE NIGHTMARE is like PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE in that everyone will have their own favorite example of its ineptitude. For this reviewer, the hands down winner is Shawn Levy, who is inadvertently uproarious as Jim the head punk. It's positively priceless to see Jim, he of blow-dried '80s hair and preppy clothes, recant how he actually enjoyed striking Lunkhead. "Christ," he says in what was intended as a creepily dramatic moment, "it was so easy." And who could forget the moment when Jim, in a fit of uncontrollable rage, hurls a handful of cold spaghetti at his nagging mom? You just know this dude and his cohorts would last about 10 minutes in a real high school.

Of course there are other highlights (lowlights?). There's never been a less frightening zombie than Thor. I'm sorry, but big muscles, long hair and short sweat pants exude stupidity, not fury. The zombie's appearance becomes increasingly ridiculous as the film progresses, going from Lunkhead to some Munster-looking dude with short black hair. ZOMBIE NIGHTMARE also attempts some humor, most notably with Jim's frequent non-success with the ladies. But it's all so lame you end up laughing AT the movie, not WITH it. Then there's the Adam West factor. You just know that any film that has to misleadingly give top billing to the former BATMAN star is doomed. That said, there is a certain perverse pleasure in seeing a man we all know and love from childhood being dragged into the cruel depths of hell by a born-again corpse.

It's quite stunning that that something like ZOMBIE NIGHTMARE was able to clear all the hurdles involved in seeing a a film come to fruition. It's amazing someone thought of it. It's more amazing that someone had enough faith in those involved to fund it. Our amazement continues to escalate when we think that real people -- presumably those interested in careers in the motion picture industry -- would allow their names to be attached to it and that a company, no matter how desperate, would release it on video. No wonder they say truth is stranger than fiction.

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