[Update for November 19, 2009: Audio is improved overall]
Over 70 minutes — includes the movie and the commentary all in one video!
Nearly 500 jokes!
Seven writers and four performers, including actual ladies!
Almost no zombies!
Teenage Zombies (1959) (IMDb, Wikipedia) is a “horror” movie about not-exactly teenagers who are turned into not-exactly zombies for a few minutes.
The rest of the time, it’s a movie about walking and boating, walking while looking for a boat, walking toward or away from a boat, boating in order to go walking… hold on a sec—gotta catch my breath… walking on the bow of a boat, and dragging a boat on or off the shore.
There are also some very exciting off-screen water-skiing sequences, as well as some imaginary horses.
In between the privileged rich-kid transportation, there’s a plan to turn all Americans into mindless slaves, orchestrated by a group whose motives are apparently so diabolical they couldn’t be discussed on film.
The movie also prominently features:
- Gorilla costumes
- Soggy tennis shoes
- Scraggly dead trees
- Shutter-mounted telephones
- The world’s biggest door knocker
- Inappropriate evening wear
- A highly-concentrated serum with near-zero consistency from one test subject to the next
- … and someone named Felix!
- Alex Bischoff (web site) – First post-credits line in the movie: “Nothing for you, third wheel!”
- Erica Burnett (twitter) – First post-credits line in the movie: “Huh. My milkshake had the opposite effect out in the yard.”
- Bryan J Busch (twitter, web site) – First post-credits line in the movie: “Straws! Straws, already! What are we paying you for?”
- Melissa Walter (twitter, web site) – First post-credits line in the movie: “Well, is it a campus, or a house?”
- Lyn Never
- Dan Douglass (twitter)
- William Shakespeare
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In case you want the original (unspoiled?) version, you can download the original “Teenage Zombies” for free at archive.org: http://www.archive.org/details/Teenage_Zombies