R | | Action, Comedy, Horror
UK Stand-up comedian Bernard Manning initially auditioned for the role of Doug Bigelow but ultimately lost out to Joe Piscopo.
Det. Roger Mortis:
You know, the weird thing is, I feel fine. I feel like I could run in the Boston Marathon.
Det. Doug Bigelow: Hey, no, you couldn't, Roger. It's not opened to dead people.
Det. Roger Mortis: You think they'd check?
Det. Doug Bigelow: Oh, they're very strict now.
When Roger is examined by Rebecca after his resurrection, he cuts himself and does not bleed as he is found to have no pulse. Later he is shot and bleeds from his wounds, which contradicts his earlier examination.
TV versions have additional scenes that were cut out of the original release. Included: The Mausoleom part is longer (and includes an appearance by Dick Miller), Mortis having a nightmare about his Death Day Party (with Piscopo in Zomibiefied makeup). These scenes and more are included on the 2004 DVD release (in rough but watchable quality).
$1,667,036 8 May 1988