My Boyfriend’s Back

Last Updated on: June 26th, 2024

My Boyfriend's Back (Touchstone Movie)

“My Boyfriend’s Back” is a romantic comedy horror film released in 1993, directed by Bob Balaban. The movie revolves around the story of Johnny Dingle, played by Andrew Lowery, a high school student who is hopelessly in love with Missy McCloud, portrayed by Traci Lind. When Missy is tragically killed during a convenience store robbery, Johnny makes a desperate wish to bring her back to life.

To his surprise, Johnny’s wish is granted, and Missy returns from the dead as a zombie. However, she only has a limited time to live before she decays completely. Determined to make the most of their second chance, Johnny and Missy embark on a series of misadventures to fulfill her final wishes and enjoy the time they have left together.

As the town becomes aware of Missy’s return, chaos ensues. Johnny’s efforts to keep her existence a secret from his family and friends become increasingly challenging. Meanwhile, Missy’s deteriorating condition leads to humorous and sometimes gruesome situations that blend horror and comedy elements.

“My Boyfriend’s Back” playfully explores themes of young love, the value of second chances, and the lengths people will go for those they care about. The film combines teenage romance with zombie comedy, creating a unique and entertaining blend of genres.

The movie boasts a talented cast, including Edward Herrmann, Mary Beth Hurt, and Matthew Fox, who deliver enjoyable performances that add to the film’s charm. The screenplay, written by Dean Lorey, features witty dialogue and clever humor, which further enhances the film’s appeal.

While “My Boyfriend’s Back” received mixed reviews upon its release, it has developed a cult following over the years, appreciated for its quirky premise and offbeat humor. The film’s blend of romance, comedy, and horror elements makes it an enjoyable watch for fans of unconventional love stories and lighthearted horror comedies. If you’re looking for a movie that offers a fresh twist on the zombie genre while delivering heartwarming and hilarious moments, “My Boyfriend’s Back” is an excellent choice.

My Boyfriend's Back

Additional Details


  • Andrew Lowery: Johnny Dingle
  • Traci Lind: Missy McCloud
  • Danny Zorn: Eddie
  • Edward Herrmann: Mr. Dingle
  • Mary Beth Hurt: Mrs. Dingle
  • Jay O. Sanders: Sheriff McCloud
  • Libby Villari: Camille McCloud
  • Matthew Fox: Buck Van Patten
  • Philip Hoffman: Chuck Bronski
  • Paul Dooley: Big Chuck
  • Austin Pendleton: Dr. Bronson
  • Cloris Leachman: Maggie the zombie expert
  • Paxton Whitehead: Judge in heaven
  • Matthew McConaughey: Guy #2


  • Director: Bob Balaban
  • Producer: Sean Cunningham
  • Writer: Dean Lorey

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