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Credited cast:
Leo Anastasio ...
Liquor store thug
Dr. Death
Christina M. Bookwalter ...
Elementary school student
J.R. Bookwalter ...
Reverend (as Darryl Squatmpump)
Guy driving car
Anthony Hughes ...
Child in the playground
Ashley Hughes ...
Child in the playground
Ken Jarosz ...
Det. Stevens
Michael Kemper ...
Det. Robert Joshua Gill / Zombie Cop
Bill Morrison ...
Buddy Van De Car
Budd Palmer ...
Cemetery caretaker
Bogdan Pecic ...
Forensic doctor
Stan Piatt ...
Scott P. Plummer ...
Beat cop


During a drug raid, a narcotics officer confronts a strange Voodoo priest named Dr. Death, who is chanting. The officer and the priest shoot it out and they both wind up dead. Later, the two rise from their graves and return to the land of the living as zombies. Dr. Death is resurrected with a new mission in mind, to take over the world. The "zombie" cop enlists the aid of his old police buddies to stop the mad priest. Written by Tony Lefcourt

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Director Bookwalter and writer Matthew Jason Walsh both disown the film. They've stated that "Zombie Cop" was 'a bad home video that should never have been released'. See more »


Det. Stevens: Christ, it's Dr. Death!
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the characters and situations in this production are purely fictitious and are in no way related to any events or persons real or unreal and if they are then it's not our fault! See more »


References The Dead Next Door (1989) See more »

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Interesting concept...poor execution
20 June 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Zombie Cop" is an obscure shot on video action horror film directed by the infamous J.R. Bookwalter (The dead next door).

A cop gets turned into a zombie by a Jamaican baddie (who keeps his ancient voodoo transcripts next to his playboys) and returns from the dead to serve justice.

The film is Ed Wood Jr. esque bad in terms of production values and special effects. In the opening scene there are no squibs, no muzzle gunfire, and the zombie makeup consists of the leads face being painted brown. The zombie cop eventually ends up looking more like the invisible man due to the fact that he covers his face with bandages. The acting is atrocious and the special effects are laughable. It's a rare flick to find and a painful film to sit through. If you enjoy Bookwalter's other stuff you might enjoy this one. Other wise, go watch Maniac Cop 2 instead.

Until next time horror hounds and fright fanatics, beware the darkness...

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