2.5/10
2,925
51 user 23 critic

Zombie Nightmare (1987)

After a young man is killed by a gang of rampant teenagers, he is resurrected by a voodoo priestess so he can avenge his death.

Directors:

Jack Bravman, John Fasano (uncredited)

Writer:

John Fasano (as John M. Fasano)
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.3/10 X  

The Intercessor must fight the minions of darkness to save the last innocent souls on Earth.

Directors: Benn McGuire, Jacob Windatt
Stars: Chris Allen, Rachel Bernhardt, James Boulter
Action | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

An order of Druids train their children to battle an evil Warlock determined to unleash Satan upon the world by bringing a collection of five mystic rune stones together.

Director: Anthony Hickox
Stars: Julian Sands, Chris Young, Paula Marshall
Horror | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

At a farmhouse in the middle of nowhere, a hopeful hair-metal band seeking inspiration to record their upcoming new LP will soon find themselves in a furious confrontation against the Prince of Darkness himself.

Director: John Fasano
Stars: Jon Mikl Thor, Jillian Peri, Frank Dietz
The Boneyard (1991)
Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Children turned into zombies wreak havoc in a coroner's building with just a burned-out psychic, an experienced cop and two coroners to stop the madness.

Director: James Cummins
Stars: Ed Nelson, Deborah Rose, Norman Fell
The Ranger (2018)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Teen punks, on the run from the cops and hiding out in the woods, come up against the local authority - an unhinged park ranger with an axe to grind.

Director: Jenn Wexler
Stars: Chloë Levine, Jeremy Holm, Granit Lahu
Midnighters (2017)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Their marriage was already in trouble. Then came the accident and bad decisions. Their troubles just got so much worse.

Director: Julius Ramsay
Stars: Alex Essoe, Perla Haney-Jardine, Dylan McTee
Crime | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A dedicated L.A. police detective and a female psychic must stop a demonic serial killer who was given the powers of resurrection, teleportation and possession.

Director: Robert Resnikoff
Stars: Lou Diamond Phillips, Tracy Griffith, Jeff Kober
WolfCop (2014)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

As a series of strange and violent events begin to occur, an alcoholic policeman realizes that he has been turned into a werewolf as part of a larger plan.

Director: Lowell Dean
Stars: Leo Fafard, Amy Matysio, Sarah Lind
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

During a routine case in L.A., NY private investigator Harry D'Amour stumbles over members of a fanatic cult, who are waiting for the resurrection of their leader Nix. 13 years ago, Nix was... See full summary »

Director: Clive Barker
Stars: Scott Bakula, Kevin J. O'Connor, J. Trevor Edmond
976-EVIL (1988)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

People who dial 976-EVIL receive supernatural powers and turn into satanic killers.

Director: Robert Englund
Stars: Stephen Geoffreys, Patrick O'Bryan, Sandy Dennis
Twins of Evil (1971)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A religious sect led by Gustav Weil hunts all women suspected of witchcraft, killing a number of innocent victims. Young Katy, Gustav's niece, will involve herself in a devilish cult, and become an instrument of Justice in the region.

Director: John Hough
Stars: Peter Cushing, Dennis Price, Mary Collinson
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A woman in search of her missing sister uncovers a Satanic cult in New York's Greenwich Village, and finds that they may have something to do with her sibling's random disappearance.

Director: Mark Robson
Stars: Kim Hunter, Tom Conway, Jean Brooks
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam West ... Capt. Tom Churchman
Jon Mikl Thor ... Tony Washington
Tia Carrere ... Amy
Manuska Rigaud Manuska Rigaud ... Molly Mokembe
Frank Dietz ... Frank Sorrell
Linda Singer Linda Singer ... Maggie
Tony Blauer Tony Blauer ... Teenager
Mark Kulik Mark Kulik ... Teenager
John Fasano ... William Washington
Francesca Bonacorsa Francesca Bonacorsa ... Louise Washington
Jesse D'Angelo ... Young Tony Washington
Tracy Biddle Tracy Biddle ... Young Molly Mokembe
Alan Fisler Alan Fisler ... Bob (as Allan Fisher)
Hamish McEwan ... Peter
Manon E. Turbide Manon E. Turbide ... Susie
Edit

Storyline

After a young man is killed by a gang of rampant teenagers, he is resurrected by a voodoo priestess so he can avenge his death. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

her power goes beyond life... his rage survives even death. See more »

Genres:

Fantasy | Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 March 1988 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

El último de los muertos vivos See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$180,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Gold-Gems Ltd. See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Top-billed Adam West does not appear until approximately 45 minutes into the movie. See more »

Goofs

A tennis ball disappears from the floor during the tennis game. See more »

Quotes

Jim Batten: You're smart, aren't you? Well, you'll have it and you'll love it!
See more »

Connections

Featured in Zombie Nightmare Revisited (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Future Flash
Performed by Girlschool
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
"She's briskly jogging from him!" (+2 stars for Adam West and MotorHead)
7 May 2005 | by lemon_magicSee all my reviews

MST covered this one and did a good job with it.(The quote is from the first zombie attack.) And as I recall, Adam West even introduced their cover of it for its first broadcast during a "Turkey Day" Thanksgiving marathon. (Good for you, Adam! You look good!)

Hey, Frank Dietz, it was fun to see your comment about the movie; glad you have a good sense of perspective about it, and I hope you are doing well. ZN was completely cheesy, but it wasn't your fault...you were just in over your head!

Adam West has taken a lot of crap over the decades for his somewhat hammy style and fruity baritone, but he's still the real deal as an actor. Put him in a 3rd rate film like this one, and he instantly blows everyone else in the film away without trying. This movie was lucky to have him.

The film also gets an extra star for starting out with "Ace Of Spades" as the opening song on the soundtrack and a nice little thumbprint graphic for the opening title. It was a great choice and started the movie with a nice burst of energy.

But after that, things go downhill pretty fast. There are lots of missteps here: pacing, plot holes, characterization and consistency of tone. For instance, the movie stops dead in its tracks at one points and spends 2-3 minutes watching a mediocre tennis match between the tall, lanky mall punk and his blond girlfriend. It spends an inordinate amount of time driving to the local 'Twist and Creme' ice cream store. When the hero/zombie-to-be gets run over by the mall punks at the beginning of the movie, his mother doesn't call a doctor, call an ambulance, or start CPR, she calls her local voodoo practitioner "Molly Mokembe" so she can go about getting revenge for her son's death.

(This brings all kinds of questions to mind, BTW. The movie seems to find it unremarkable that there is a high priestess of voodoo just down the street in an average Canadian urban neighborhood. Geez, not ONE of the black people I grew up with turned out to be voodoo masters, not even the ones whose life my father saved! I never knew Canada was so wild at heart!)

Oh, and if YOU were attacked by a zombie, and you knocked him down with a shotgun and then you got in your car to flee, wouldn't you a)shoot the zombie in the head and knees a couple of just to slow him down a bit more and b) CLOSE THE CAR DOOR while you cranked the ignition??? I'm just asking...

But the biggest weakness, IMO, is in the part and performance of the mall punk's 'psycho' member. Ooooo, he has an ATTITUDE! OOooo, he throws pasta at his mom! Ooooo, he harasses a waitress with juvenile remarks about the size of his 'member'! Ooooo, he...well, he goes for a drive! (See 'Twist and Creme' reference above.)

He's about 105 lbs, soaking wet, with pencil thin arms and elaborately blow-dried-and-feathered shoulder length hair, but we are supposed to accept that he's some kind of menacing James Dean stand-in. And he is, in fact, almost infinitely annoying. But he (the character that is) wouldn't last 10 minutes at my old junior high school (it was on the 'wrong side of the tracks' in a town of 60,000 people.)

The rest of the cast is OK. The other four mall punks are natural and at ease in front of the camera. Frank Dietz manages to hold his own in his scenes with Adam West. A couple of the murders are fairly gruesome. And the blond cutie looks sexy as she 'briskly jogs' away from the zombie in her towel. Some of the other songs on the soundtrack are pretty good, especially the one by Girlschool. Even Jon Mikl Thor is, well, not as bad as he could be, although it's pretty obvious that the project began to overwhelm him and he was forced to get another actor to play the zombie for some scenes. Don't quit your day job, JMT.

An amusing mess. Watch with one dose of alcohol clutched firmly in your mitt and several more readily at hand and you'll have no problem with 'Nightmare'.


19 of 23 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 51 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed