“You cut-a the hair; you lose-a the strength.” The story of Samson and Delilah this ain’t! Join your faithful Grue-Crew – Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, Crystal Cleveland, and Jeff Mohr – as they teach Jeff who John Mikl Thor is with Zombie Nightmare (1987).
Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 228 – Zombie Nightmare (1987)
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A mother resorts to voodoo to get back at those who killed her son.
- Directors: Jack Bravman, John Fasano (uncredited)
- Writers: John Fasano, David Wellington (uncredited)
- Selected Cast:
- Adam West as Capt. Tom Churchman
- Jon Mikl Thor as Tony Washington
- Tia Carrere as Amy
- Manuska Rigaud as Molly Mekembe
- Frank Dietz as Frank Sorrell
- Shawn Levy as Jim Batten
- Linda Singer as Maggie
- Hamish McEwan as Peter
- Manon E. Turbide as Susie
- Walter Massey as Mr. Peters
- Tony Blauer as Teenager
- Mark Kulik as Teenager
- John Fasano as William Washington
- Francesca Bonacorsa as Louise Washington
- Jesse D’Angelo as Young Tony Washington
- Tracy Biddle as Young Molly Mokembe
- Dean Hagopian as Medical Examiner
- Alan Fisler as Bob (as Allan Fisher)
- Philip Pretten as Man At Disco
- Linda E. Smith as Man’s Date (as Linda Smith)
- Michael D’Amico as Bouncer
- Gayle Garfinkle as Mary Batten
- James Rae as Fred Batten
- Charles Biddle Sr. as Janitor Joe (as Charly Biddle)
- David Gow as Cop
- André Savard as Cop
- Gaston Perreault as Cop
- Jay Boivin as Cop
- Tony Bua as Punk
- Yvon Grise as Punk
- Peewee Piemonte as Zombie Tony (uncredited)
The exploration of horror films from the 1980s continues with the Canadian feature Zombie Nightmare from director Jack Bravman. The cast includes Tia Carrere, Jon Miki Thor, and Shawn Levy. Oh, yeah, and Adam West!!! Holy Day Player, Batman! In this film, the zombie is resurrected by a voodoo priestess. Do we need more voodoo zombies in our horror movies? Maybe, just maybe. These particular voodoo zombies? The jury is still out. You know you want to know what the Grue-Crew thinks. Oh, yeah… that you do!
At the time of this writing, Zombie Nightmare is available to stream on the Classic Horror Movie Channel, Tubi, Night Flight (subs), Arrow (subs), and several PPV options. The film is also available as a Blu-ray disc from Code Red.
Every two weeks, Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror 1980s podcast will cover another horror film from the 1980s. The next episode’s film, chosen by Jeff, will be C.H.U.D. (1984). It’s sort of a PG version of Humanoids of the Deep, right? Maybe, kind of?
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