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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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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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I was young, reckless, and in love. Then... I was DEAD, young, reckless, and in love. See more »

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Comedy | Horror

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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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Troma Meets John Hughes?
21 October 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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.

If this film wasn't inspired by "The Toxic Avenger", I'd be very surprised. The toxic waste theme, the low budget production, the offbeat sense of humor. It seems like a Troma film with some touches of John Hughes (with a nerd hanging out with cooler kids).

If you don't like horror-comedy of the no-budget variety, you won't like this. But if you do, you'll love it! This is just an absolutely wonderful example of what could be done in the 1980s if you had the right minds... somehow we seemed to lose that charm when the decade ended.


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