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13Honorable Mention: Weekend at Bernie's (1989)

Weekend at Bernie's

When low-level accountants Larry (Andrew McCarthy) and Richard (Jonathan Silverman) discover that someone has been stealing money from their firm, they hope to get a promotion. Since their boss, Bernie Lomax (Terry Kiser), is the one doing the embezzling, he orders a hit on the would-be saviors instead. The

mobsters kill Bernie by accident, leaving Larry and Richard with a dead body on their hands and a desperate need to convince everyone that Bernie is still alive.

The dead body in Weekend at Bernie's is not quite a zombie: Bernie really is dead, but everyone, from his murderer to his mistress, is just stupid enough to believe he's still alive. In the 1993 sequel Weekend at Bernie's II, he does get re-animated, but voodoo ceremony is only partially successful, so Bernie can't move around unless he hears loud music. Although Weekend at Bernie's was panned by the critics upon its release, for a generation of kids growing up on VHS tapes in early 1990s, it remains a cherished memory.

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