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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

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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Storyline

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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The Nightmare Becomes Reality See more »

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Horror

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Release Date:

18 November 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

City of the Walking Dead  »

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2.35 : 1
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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 raid on the TV station, a zombie whacks a cameraman with a stick so hard that it falls out of his hands. In the next shot, it's back in the zombie's hands again. 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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Crazy Credits

The message "THE NIGHTMARE BECOMES REALITY..." just before the end credits See more »

Connections

Edited into Cent une tueries de zombies (2012) See more »

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User Reviews

 
Amazing!! Why haven't more people seen this film?
9 August 2007 | by (Greensboro, North Carolina USA) – See all my reviews

I am awestruck by this movie. Fast zombies that can use weapons, even guns, and are capable of intelligent thought. They plot a strategic offensive to take over the city, hitting the airport, then the TV stations and the power plant. If you love horror, gory, and violent movies and don't mind a little bad acting, then you will LOVE this movie. It is exciting and even a bit suspenseful. It starts out fast and hard and maintains a steady pace of mayhem and carnage.

I can't believe more people haven't seen this film. I have yet to meet a horror movie buff that has seen this film before. It is a true gemstone of European horror and exploitation, definitely up to par with the classics of the genre such as Zombi 2, Demons, House by the Cemetery, etc. And it's even readily available uncut (92 minutes) on DVD from Anchor Bay (under the title "Nightmare City") and on VHS under the title "City of the Walking Dead." Super gory and violent, a must for fans of Italian grind house flicks.


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