Zombie Nightmare

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"The Wasted Ain't Wasted"
  • R
  • 1987
  • 1 hr 23 min
  • 2.6  (3,726)

In the small town of Tonyville, a young baseball player named Billy Taylor is hit by a car and killed by a group of teenagers who were driving under the influence. After his untimely death, Billy's grieving mother turns to voodoo in order to bring her son back to life. The result is a resurrected Billy, now a hulking zombie with superhuman strength, seeking revenge on those who killed him.

As the body count starts to rise, it's up to the local police force, led by the gruff Detective Frank Sorrell (played by the iconic Adam West), to stop the zombie's rampage before it's too late. But even as the police try to track down the undead killer, they find themselves facing a greater threat: a mysterious voodoo priestess who seems to have her own agenda in bringing Billy back to life.

Meanwhile, a group of Billy's former teammates - including the charismatic Tom (played by Jon Mikl Thor) and Billy's former crush, Amy (played by Tia Carrere) - also find themselves in danger as they become targets of the vengeful zombie. As the body count rises and the truth about the zombie's resurrection is revealed, the survivors must band together and fight to stay alive in the face of an unstoppable undead force.

Zombie Nightmare is a classic B-movie horror flick that plays to all of the genre's hallmarks: cheesy special effects, over-the-top gore, and a plot that makes absolutely no sense. The acting is wooden at best, with Adam West gamely chewing the scenery as the grizzled detective and Jon Mikl Thor bringing an awkward charm to his role as the handsome athlete trying to save his friends. Tia Carrere, in her first film role, does her best as the plucky love interest, but her character is given little to do beyond scream and run from the zombie.

Despite its many flaws, Zombie Nightmare is a fun and enjoyable ride for fans of low-budget horror. The film's unintentional humor and lack of pretension make it a perfect choice for a group of friends looking to enjoy a few laughs while watching Hollywood's attempt at horror. And for fans of Adam West, it's a chance to see the late actor in one of his lesser-known roles, hamming it up as only he could.

However, it's important to note that Zombie Nightmare is not for everyone. Those who can't stomach gore or who prefer their horror to have a bit more coherence and artistry may find themselves rolling their eyes at the film's cheesy effects and ridiculous plot. But for fans of the genre, or anyone looking for a good laugh, Zombie Nightmare is a perfect way to spend an evening. So grab some popcorn, turn off the lights, and prepare to be scared - or at least, mildly amused.

Zombie Nightmare is a 1987 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 23 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 2.6.

Zombie Nightmare
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    1 hr 23 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    2.6  (3,726)