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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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James Aviles Martin (as James Martin), Steve McKoy | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Rubin Michael Rubin ... Dan Wake
Steve McCoy Steve McCoy ... Mussolini
George Seminara George Seminara ... Gordy
Craig Sabin Craig Sabin ... Chuckie (as Robert C. Sabin)
Peter Bush Peter Bush ... Rosencrantz
Allen Lewis Rickman ... Lieberman (as Allen Rickman)
Kevin Nesgoda Kevin Nesgoda ... The Bird
Cassie Madden Cassie Madden ... Cindy Faithful
Ray Stough Ray Stough ... Lenny
Lynnea Benson Lynnea Benson ... Hilda
Gwyn Drischell Gwyn Drischell ... Margo
Theo Polites Theo Polites ... Moon (The Dealer)
Steve Reidy Steve Reidy ... 1st Policeman
Cindy Keiter ... Miss Lugae
Caren Pane 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Atomic Thrill See more »

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Periclean See more »
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Mono

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Color
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The soundtrack features many rising bands of the time, Del Feuegos, The Violent Femmes, Los Lobos, The Smithereens and others. See more »

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Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »

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Nobody Knows Where Love Goes
Performed by Bob Pfeifer
Written by Bob Pfeifer and Fred Brockman
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Great Silly Movie
14 December 2005 | by CMRKeyboadistSee all my reviews

I was in the video store back in the eighties (probably 1987) and I was just a kid mesmorized by the horror video section. Now, parents let me rent horror films just as long as the cover was not gruesome or had a guy with a chainsaw on it. Boy were they fooled. I saw the cover to this movie and instantly it looked like a cool movie. My parents looked at it and saw nothing objectionable about it, so I rented it. I remember the movie itself was silly and childish but what really stood out for me were some of the gore scenes in the movie. When your a 7 year old kid and you see someone getting their face viciously ripped off that kind of thing sticks with you. Now, going into present day, I had one hell of a time finding a copy of this movie but, thanks to Ebay, I found an original copy just as I remembered it. Boy, was this a jem for me. So, I got some beer, sat down and popped it on. I was not disappointed at all. Basically, the story goes like this. A group of teenage friends are looking for some weed to smoke at high school dance. They can't find it anywhere but through a low life called Mussalini (Moose for short). The weed turns out to be really bad and they go to get their money back but off course Moose plays it like a jerk. So the teens kill Moose by accident and through his body into a local river that has been heavily polluted. Needless to say, Moose comes back to life to seek revenge and soon starts killing the teens. Well, the few that are left decide to fight fire with fire and throw one of their dead friends into the same polluted water and hope that he comes back. This is a great low budget film that brings back a lot of memories from the eighties. For gore fans, don't expect anything to vicious but the movie does have its moments, just very low budget moments. 8 stars


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