Zombie Nightmare is basically about a Zombie (John Milk Thor) who gets revenge on a group of young party happy teenagers( including Tia Carrere) who run him over while going grocery shopping for his mother.
There is actually a whole lot more to this story where it includes a cop Capt. Tom Churchman (Adam West of all people) his Lt. Frank Sorrell (Frank Dietz) Molly Mokembe (Manuska Rigaud) with a past history some 20+ years earlier.
Im not going to play spoiler but the Zombie goes out to get revenge on the teenagers and some other lucky victims as well. Molly Mokembe is a voodoo woman who creates the Zombie.
What does Adam West have to do with this ? Watch it and see !
It is not too terribly gory, save for one scene and no real nudity. I would call it a PG-13 type of movie.
This movie used to play on USA pretty frequently back in the late 1980s/early 1990s. It has a great metal soundtrack (Motorhead, Fist,etc)
This movie is no classic, but it has a decent script, pretty crummy acting but the Zombie was pretty neat and Adam West brings his name value & talent to the movie.
I cant really recommend it to everyone since its not a classic, but if you liked movies such as the Gate, Night of the Creeps, Octaman, Forbidden World, Incredible Melting Man , Slithis or well, even worse or even more obscure cult films than that Id give it a try.
Yes it might be schlock to some, gold to others..
Personally speaking I love this film and is one of my guilty pleasures..
Code Red was supposed to have released this on DVD some 18 months ago & there was a long silence until a few of us started emailing them, asking them whats up with Zombie Nightmare. They replied saying it would be out by Halloween, and it is, but not from Code Red.
So now, the owner of Code Red, went to the owner of Scorpion releasing (they are brothers from what I just heard) and now Zombie Nightmare is coming out.
So far the DVD specs from what I was told is that Scorpion will be porting over the audio commentary Code Red did with John Fasano, Frank Dietz and John Mikl Thor And it will also include a featurette with all three plus director Jack Bravman.
Also it will be anamorphic widescreen..
All in all this will be a probably the one and only definitive release (unless you count the MST3K version) for Zombie Nightmare..
Finally its time to get rid of those VHS tapes of it ! The DVD is finally coming ! :)