While it’s an interesting title and Virginia Madsen is one fine actress in more ways than one, the actual execution of this 1987 horror film doesn’t come close to living up to its title and instead is a frankly dull film and has nothing to do with zombies in the classic sense (flesh eating types).
Anna Nicole is the typical Lifetime Channel tripe with subpar acting, even from actors who tend not to be half-bad, and screenplays seemingly written by interns. The gravest sin going against this movie is that you really don’t learn a whole lot about her past and instead we get most of the items we saw in the news.
I can’t say Father of Invention is a bad film but one that’s disappointing considering the kind of cast writer/director Trent Cooper managed to wrangle. It’s not sure what kind of film it’s supposed to be and the performances, or how the characters were written, was either average or at times even annoying.