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Nightmare City (1980)
"Incubo sulla città contaminata" (original title)

 -  Horror  -  18 November 1983 (USA)
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An airplane exposed to radiation lands, and blood drinking zombies emerge armed with knives, guns and teeth! They go on a rampage slicing, dicing, and biting their way across the Italian countryside.

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Cast overview:
Hugo Stiglitz ...
Dean Miller
Laura Trotter ...
Dr. Anna Miller
Maria Rosaria Omaggio ...
Sheila Holmes
Francisco Rabal ...
Maj. Warren Holmes
Sonia Viviani ...
Cindy
Eduardo Fajardo ...
Dr. Kramer
Stefania D'Amario ...
Jessica Murchison
Ugo Bologna ...
Mr. Desmond
Sara Franchetti ...
Liz
Manuel Zarzo ...
Col. Donahue
Tom Felleghy ...
Lt. Reedman
Pierangelo Civera ...
Bob - Jessica's husband
Achille Belletti ...
TV Station Technician
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In a nameless European city, a local reporter and his doctor wife try to escape from hordes of blood thirsty zombies, undead people exposed to nuclear radioactivity, while the military leaders fight a losing war of attrition against the relentless atomic zombies. Written by Anonymous

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Don't get caught "alive"... you'd be better off dead! See more »

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Also Known As:

City of the Walking Dead  »

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Trivia

According to director Umberto Lenzi, both Franco Nero and Fabio Testi were considered for the lead in the film, but the producer insisted on a Mexican leading man to appeal to Mexican audiences. Hence, the role went to Hugo Stiglitz. See more »

Goofs

During the airport attack, a soldier runs up to one of the vampires who hits him in the head and takes his machine gun to use on other soldiers. Just before the soldier gets hit, you can see the fake blood already applied to his forehead before the blow strikes. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Anna Miller: I'm tired. Really tired. And I'm frightened. We'll never get away from these... these monsters. What are we going to do?
Dean Miller: Alright. Nothing is going to happen as long as we stay together I promise you. What we've got to do now is get away from here as fast as we can.
Dr. Anna Miller: Let go of me. Why don't you face it. There's no place for us to go. They're we too will be killed. I don't want us to die I don't want us to but there's nothing we can do. They're everywhere...
Dean Miller: [...]
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Incredibly Bad, even for Italian Zombie films of the 80's
24 March 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

First of all, the terrible special effects and horrible acting, as well as the silly story with it's silly (and done far too many times) ending, gives this a 1. I really wish IMDb would add a zero rating. Basically there's a warning of a radiation outbreak that the government claims has been contained. A plane that doesn't answer the tower lands and horribly scarred, running and using weapons, radioactive men clamber out of it, killing everyone in sight and occasionally drinking their blood. The make up on these invaders is simply horrible. It looks like the make up artist simply threw clay at their faces and left it there. Another big error, is this is not a zombie movie. These creatures use weapons, feel pain (watch when one gets a door slammed on his hand or the cries of pain when another gets set afire). They also show a propensity for committing vile deeds on nubile young women. So, is it worth seeing? Yes, for a laugh, but if it's on anyone's top ten list, they likely haven't seen any good zombie movies, like the original Night of the living Dead, or Shaun of the Dead, to name a few.


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