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Night Slaves (1970)

TV Movie  |   |  Mystery, Sci-Fi  |  29 September 1970 (USA)
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A man and his wife find themselves stranded in a small western town. He discovers that a strange force has turned the residents into zombies, and runs into a beautiful woman who he believes is the key to the mystery.

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Clay Howard
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Marjorie Howard
Scott Marlowe ...
Matt Russell
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Fess Beany / Noel
Tisha Sterling ...
Annie Fletcher / Naillil
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Sheriff Henshaw
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Mr. Hale
John Kellogg ...
Mr. Fletcher
Virginia Vincent ...
Mrs. Crawford
Cliff Carnell ...
Deputy Spencer
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Jeff Pardee
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Joe Landers
Russell Thorson ...
Dr. Sanders
Nancy Valentine ...
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A man and his wife stumble upon a town whose inhabitants turn into zombies and head for the edge of town every night... he seems to be the only one unaffected. What is happening to the townsfolk? Who is the mysterious young women he keeps seeing? Why isn't he affected? Written by Randy Goldberg <gaellon@inch.com>

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Morning Brings Denials of a Whole Town's Mysterious Night Journey

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Escravos da Noite  »

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OKAY TV MOVIE, COULD'VE BEEN BETTER, GREAT MUSIC!
3 August 2001 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

I recently purchased this movie NIGHT SLAVES, but I received a copy, so my guess is that this was never released on video, which is a shame, because it is a fun film. Now, I didn't think the film was great, but it was entertaining and short. I could see some stupid producer making a boring mini-series out of this story, but luckily this film is short and never loses your attention. The plot is not perfect, and the acting is subtle. I would only recommend watching this movie if you are bored and want some entertainment, not if you're looking for a great movie to watch with some great actors and a "sounds-interesting" plot.

SUMMARY: Clay Howard (Jim Franciscus) is in a horrible car crash, which kills another couple involved. Clay is put in the hospital, while his wife Marjorie (Lee Grant) and friend Matt (Scott Marlowe) plan to leave him and become lovers. A metal plate is inserted into Clay's head, he leaves the hospital and takes a road trip with his wife. They stop in a small town for the rest of one day and evening. That night Clay wakes up from his slumber to discover the entire town loading into one truck and vacating the town, his wife included. He meets Naillil/Annie (Tisha Sterling) who tells him she's to make sure he doesn't escape. The next morning Clay wakes up to find his wife in bed, sleeping and everything back to normal. Was it a dream, or is he really going crazy? Clay decides to stay in town a few more days and figure out what really is going on.

This is a great made for TV film. I suggest you check it out if the chance arises. The setting is creepy in the old town. The ending is no big surprise. A recommendation for this film would definitely be: THE STEPFORD WIVES. ** 1/2 STARS and 7/10.


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