BY KENDALL ERICKSON
A love-struck teenage boy, a pretty popular girl, an elaborate scheme to get her to go to prom with him turned deadly, and you have My Boyfriend’s Back.
Johnny Dingle has been in love with Missy McCloud since the first grade, but has never been able to tell her. His dream is to take her to their senior prom, so he convinces his friend to help him stage a robbery at the store where Missy works so he can swoop in and be her knight in shining armour. However, the plan goes awry when a real robber steps in and kills Johnny. However, not even death is going to stop him from taking Missy out to the prom.
STRAIN OF ZOMBIE
I wouldn’t advise anyone to approach this movie if you’re looking for a great horror flick. However, if you’re looking for a zombie movie to make you laugh, then this is the one for you. I’ll be honest, this movie is bad, but it’s so bad that it’s good. The only zombie in the movie is Johnny, and even after he digs himself out of his grave and back into the world of the living, he looks pretty similar to his “living” self, the only difference being that his skin is grey and random pieces of his body fall off at random.
HOW IT FLESHED OUT THE GENRE
This is definitely a prime example of a B horror movie, but it’s hilarious. The acting is ridiculous, and everything is overdramatic, but it works in this context because the film doesn’t take itself to seriously. The most unique thing about it is that the leading lady Missy McCloud seems to get turned on by the undead. (Look for the scene of her and Johnny in his car if you want to get an idea of what I’m talking about.) Even with his face falling off, Missy still seems to like her zombie boyfriend.
(UN)DEAD ON DEATH SCENE
Every fantasy Johnny has about eating and finding out what Missy will taste like.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/movie/my-boyfriends-back]