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I Was a Teenage Zombie (1987)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Horror | July 1987 (USA)
Six high school buddies accidentally kill a drug pusher and dump his body in toxic waters. When the pusher returns as a zombie and goes on a killing spree, their only recourse is to dump ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Rubin ...
Dan Wake
Steve McCoy ...
Mussolini
George Seminara ...
Gordy
Craig Sabin ...
Chuckie (as Robert C. Sabin)
Peter Bush ...
Rosencrantz
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Lieberman (as Allen Rickman)
Kevin Nesgoda ...
The Bird
Cassie Madden ...
Cindy Faithful
Ray Stough ...
Lenny
Lynnea Benson ...
Hilda
Gwyn Drischell ...
Margo
Theo Polites ...
Moon (The Dealer)
Steve Reidy ...
1st Policeman
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Miss Lugae
Caren Pane ...
Poetry Teacher
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Six high school buddies accidentally kill a drug pusher and dump his body in toxic waters. When the pusher returns as a zombie and goes on a killing spree, their only recourse is to dump the body of one of their own recently dead, and have him return as a "good" zombie to face off with the "bad" one. The producer's hook for the film was to feature music by groups the likes of The Fleshtones and Los Lobos. Written by M. Gumen

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Comedy | Horror

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July 1987 (USA)  »

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Peter Dendle writing in the Zombie Movie Encyclopedia cited the film as being on of the forebears of the modern Rom-Com-Zom film genre. See more »

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Good Feeling
Performed by Violent Femmes
Written by Gordon Gano
From their self-titled album (1982)
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This should be a cult classic
24 October 2003 | by (Ft. Worth, TX, USA) – See all my reviews

I am saying that in a schlock sense, though. I have to say I like this movie a lot. It's a horror-comedy with an in-joke reference to Lloyd Kaufman, and is a good, goofy, nasty movie. It has more intentional laughs than unintentional, I think. Take the jerk cop for example, wearing a badge that looks like it was made by a little kid with paper and scissors for Halloween. They had to know what they were doing there! The low-budget gore FX are pretty cool, and one scene in particular (where the guy's face is ripped off) actually shocked me when I first saw it. The various artists soundtrack is great (and harder than hell to find). As far as the "plot" goes, we have some misfitly losers (my kinda people!) who go out to buy some pot for a spring dance celebration. What they end up with is some toxin-sprayed weed that makes them feel under the weather. (One drug cartel henchman says, "I wouldn't give that sh*t to my mother-in-law.") Nobody becomes a zombie from this, though. Still, what we do end up with is a very cranky (no pun intended) zombie drug pusher killing off hapless victims left and right. The only person who can stop him is another zombie (which I thought was a cool idea). Everything here is so matter-of-fact, like somebody took a slacker movie like "River's Edge" and mixed it with "The Toxic Avenger". I love this, a classic cheezball splatter-comedy that's just fun.


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