My grandmother was a lot of things: an abstract expressionist painter, a social worker, a collector of antiques. But as far as the internet is concerned, she had just one real claim to fame: she was the associate producer of Zombie Nightmare (1987), a movie so bad it’s featured on the IMDb’s “Bottom 100” list. Strangely, it stars Adam West and Tia Carrere.
In this episode, I do a deep dive into this extremely minor footnote in my family’s history. I rewatch the movie and try to get to bottom of what makes it so bad, and I also reach out to people who were actually involved in creating it. Terrible movies don’t make themselves. A movie this bad has to have a lot of secrets.
– Zombie Nightmare IMDb Profile: www.imdb.com/title/tt0092297/
– The paintings of Eleanor Hilowitz: www.eleanorhilowitz.com
– Frank Dietz’s Kickstarter: www.kickstarter.com/projects/182489…-of-frank-dietz
– Paul Corupe’s Canuxploitation Website: www.canuxploitation.com