Nudist Colony of the Dead

Nudist Colony of the Dead is a 1991 horror comedy musical film written and directed by Mark Pirro (who has also worked under the names Marky Dolittle and Marky Elfman). The film was shot on Super-8 film and produced on a budget of $35,000.

Nudist Colony of the Dead
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Written byMark Pirro
Produced byMark Pirro
  • Deborah Stern
  • Tony Cicchetti
  • Rachel Latt
  • Braddon Mendelson
  • Jim Bruce
  • Barbara Dow
  • Heather McPherson
  • Peter Napoles
  • Steve Wilcox
  • Juan Tanamera
  • Forrest J. Ackerman
  • Dave Robinson
Music by
  • Gregg Gross
  • Mark Pirro
  • Joyce Mordoh
Distributed byArtistic License Video
Release date
  • 1991 (1991)
Running time
90 minutes
CountryUnited States


"Sunny Buttocks Nudist Colony" is shut down by Judge Rhinehole and his band of religious zealots for offending the local community. The nudists decide to protest by entering into a suicide pact, vowing to return one day to terrorize the people who took over their land. Five years later, a bunch of kids are sent to the ex-nudist colony, which has now been transformed into a religious retreat. True to their promise, the nudist corpses rise from the grave, seek revenge on the zealots who condemned them and sing big production numbers, as the campers begin to experience an attrition problem.


  • Deborah Stern as Shelly Mammarosa
  • Tony Cicchetti as Art Shoe
  • Rachel Latt as Mrs. Druple
  • Braddon Mendelson as Peter Trickle
  • Jim Bruce as Billy McRighteous
  • Barbara Dow as Mrs. Mammarosa
  • Heather McPherson as Fanny Wype
  • Peter Napoles as Juan Tu
  • Steve Wilcox as Lou Jobee
  • Juan Tanamera as Gus Unteide
  • Forrest J. Ackerman as Judge Rhinehole
  • Dave Robinson as Reverend Ritz


Nudist Colony of the Dead was shot in Sacramento, California.[2]


Writing in The Zombie Movie Encyclopedia, academic Peter Dendle said, "[T]his amateur summer-camp slasher spoof isn't as wacky as it thinks it is".[3]


  1. ^ Harvey, Steve (1993-08-19). "Collections". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2015-02-07.
  2. ^ "Low-budget film company makes 'Nudist Colony of the Dead'". Baltimore Sun. The McClatchy Company. 1991-05-31. Retrieved 2015-02-07.
  3. ^ Dendle, Peter (2001). The Zombie Movie Encyclopedia. McFarland & Company. pp. 127–128. ISBN 978-0-7864-9288-6.

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