I Was a Teenage Zombie
|I Was a Teenage Zombie|
|Directed by||John Elias Michalakis|
|Produced by||Richard Hirsh
John Elias Michalakis
|Written by||James Aviles Martin
Robert C. Sabin
Allen Lewis Rickman
|Music by||Jonathan Roberts
|Editing by||John Elias Michalakis|
|Distributed by||Horizon Films
|Release date(s)||July, 1987|
|Running time||90 mins|
The film begins like a '80s comedy with teens looking to purchase some marijuana but turns into comedy/horror genre when a drug dealer is pushed into the river and becomes a zombie.
The film was shot on location in and around New York City, especially Brooklyn, Fort Lee, Riverside Park, and Rockland County. Some of the scenes near the beginning of the film were shot at Brooklyn College in Flatbush, Brooklyn.
The film's title track was recorded by the American band The Fleshtones, and the subsequent video was given rotation on MTV. Other bands and artists appearing on the film's soundtrack include: The Del Fuegos, The dB's, Dream Syndicate, the Violent Femmes, The Waitresses, The Smithereens, Los Lobos, Alex Chilton and the Ben Vaughn Group. The original soundtrack record is out of print but used copies can be purchased online.
- I Was a Teenage Zombie at the Internet Movie Database
- I Was a Teenage Zombie at AllRovi
- New York Times movie review
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