Teenage Zombies

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This article is about the 1959 horror film. For the 2008 Nintendo DS game, see Teenage Zombies: Invasion of the Alien Brain Thingys!.
Teenage Zombies
Teenage Zombies (movie poster).jpg
Directed by Jerry Warren
Produced by Jerry Warren
Written by Jerry Warren
Starring Katherine Victor
Don Sullivan
Cinematography Allen Chandler
Edited by Jerry Warren
Distributed by Governor Films Inc.
Release date(s) 1959
Running time 73 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Teenage Zombies is a 1959 horror science fiction film, written and directed by Jerry Warren.

Plot[edit]

While boating (and possibly water-skiing), a quartet of teens, Reg (Don Sullivan), Skip (Paul Pepper), Julie (Mitzie Albertson), and Pam (Brianne Murphy), accidentally discover an island run by a mad scientist named Doctor Myra who, backed by foreign agents from "the East", intends to turn everyone in the United States into a zombie. The teenagers become trapped on the island, and are temporarily imprisoned in cages. They are freed when other teenagers arrive with the sheriff (who turns out to be in league with Doctor Myra). A complicated fight scene serves as the climax, in which a de-zombified gorilla arrives just in time to attack Dr. Myra's henchmen and allow the teens to escape. When they are safely back on the mainland, it is implied that the teens will receive a reward for discovering the island, and will have an audience with the President of the United States.

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Reception[edit]

  • The movie was criticized for its use of stock footage from feature films by Jerry Warren, who later used it in his most famous film, 1981's Frankenstein Island.
  • Although water-skiing is repeatedly referenced (and may be implied), there is no actual footage of water-skiing anywhere in the film.
  • As with similar zombie-films of this era (such as Bela Lugosi's Bowery at Midnight), the zombies in this film are markedly unlike those portrayed in contemporary zombie-films. Instead, the zombies in Teenage Zombies appear like hypnotized persons.

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