Teenager Johnny Dingle will do anything to keep his date with the hottest girl in school -- even come back from the grave! You see, Johnny had the perfect scheme to win the heart of Missy McCloud, the town beauty. Unfortun... more »ately, Johnny's scam goes sour and he winds up dead! Even so, Johnny's determined to keep his date -- unaware of the hilarity waiting for him upon his return! See for yourself why everyone's dying to see this outlandishly funny comedy!« less
File under: "Will never get the credit it deserves"
email@example.com | Athens, GA | 04/11/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Honestly, I can't stress enough that this movie, while not particularly good on the surface, is much smarter than it appears. The entire cast acts under the hazy impression that rising zombies aren't that out of the ordinary. Seeing a high-schooler chastise his undead friend for eating another student with the line "Colleges look at this sort of thing!" is indicative of the type of humor at work here. Take it for what it's worth. No, this isn't Oscar material, but 20 years from now, this will be a cult classic. I laughed all the way through at the concept of a zombie's (living) parents gleefully assisting in his cannabalism. But hey, that's just me."
Love this movie
Michelle M. Timko | Ohio | 06/21/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I saw this movie a couple years ago and thought it was really funny. I've tried to tell a couple people that I work with about it but they don't seem to remember it or have no clue what I am talking about.
On another note, to Movie Lover, the name of the song is "Hanging on for Dear Life" by MMC. I can promise that this is correct, because I just bought the CD and the song is on it."
"Okay, well, you're dead. Which is unusual, because we don'
Smeggy | Collingswood NJ | 11/27/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"man i really love this movie. this film is so much fun. it's hokey and cheesy. It's also FUNNY AS HELL! Don't listen to the numb-skulls that say it sucks. those people need to go see a proctologist b/c there is something stuck up their.......anyway, this movie is a lot of fun to watch. i've seen it too many times to count & i never get sick of it. i liken it to the princess bride in that way (before anyone jumps down my throat for that comment i am NOT comparing these 2 movies. they are totally different. i just want to say that i enjoy the humor in each so much that i always feel like watching both movies over & over again.) every character is funny in his/her own way & all are played well by the actors. many of whom i recognize but i don't know their names. i know the dad is the guy that played the head vampire in lost boys. otherwise i'm not sure who they are but they are funny! The doctor is absolutely hilarious, i think he might be my favorite character."
"And As You Can See, He's Got An Axe In His Head..."
Barry | 10/14/2001
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This black comedy is not great art. It's silly, cheesy, and totally ridiculous....and I like it!!. I'm always a sucker for stupid B movie films like this. It's fun and funny in a really stupid way. Andrew Lowery stars as a kid who has the hots for a girl. In an attempt to show off to her, he gets killed by a store robber. He comes back as a zombie and begins to live life as if nothing ever happened. Of course, there are certain body parts that fall off and stuff, but that's to be expected from a rotting corpse. There are a few jokes and gags in here that are genuinely funny, in a sophmoric way. The best come from chacrter actor Austin Pendleton as a nutty doctor. The rest of the cast include : Paul Dooley, Edward Herrmann, Cloris Leachman, and Mary Beth Hurt. It's a juvenile comedy with a somewhat delightful and appealing presence. If your into that sort of thing, then you will probably enjoy this. Otherwise, stay far away."
A truely great movie!
Claudia Barclay | San Jose, California | 09/28/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I loved this movie. So did my children. The music was great as well! Does anyone know where I can get the soundtrack? I would recommend this movie to anyone who has a good sence of humor and enjoys "date movies". I can't wait until they re-release it so I can purchase a copy hopefully on dvd."