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18 November 1983 (USA) See more »
The Nightmare Becomes Reality See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Hugo Stiglitz ... Dean
Laura Trotter ... Anna
Maria Rosaria Omaggio ... Sheila
Francisco Rabal ... Holmes
Sonia Viviani ... Cindy
Eduardo Fajardo ... Kramer
Stefania D'Amario ... Jessica
Ugo Bologna ... Desmond
Sara Franchetti ... Liz
Manuel Zarzo ... Donahue
Tom Felleghy ... Reedman
Pierangelo Civera ... Bob
Achille Belletti ... Tech

Mel Ferrer ... Murchison
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nick Alexander ... Davidson (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Agustín Bescos ... Elevator (uncredited)
Frank Clement ... Aide (uncredited)
Geoffrey Copleston ... Desmond (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Ottaviano Dell'Acqua ... Zombie (uncredited)
Roberto Dell'Acqua ... Zombie (uncredited)
Larry Dolgin ... Dean (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Marvin Drake ... Pilot / Reedman (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Alejandro de Enciso ... Captain (uncredited)
Umberto Lenzi ... Reporter (uncredited)
Steven Luotto ... Director (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Fiamma Maglione ... Secretary (uncredited)
Edward Mannix ... Holmes (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Carmen Martínez Sierra ... Elevator (uncredited)

Antonio Mayans ... Cameraman (uncredited)
Benito Pacifico ... Zombie (uncredited)

Edmund Purdom ... Zombie in Elevator Room (uncredited)

Ted Rusoff ... Reporter (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Silvana Scandariato ... Station (uncredited)
Gregory Snegoff ... Cameraman / Elevator (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Robert Sommer ... Controller (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Pat Starke ... Anna (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Sergio Testori ... Soldier (uncredited)
José Yepes ... Controller (uncredited)
Rinaldo Zamperla ... Zombie (uncredited)

Directed by
Umberto Lenzi 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Antonio Cesare Corti 
Luis María Delgado 
Piero Regnoli 

Produced by
Diego Alchimede .... producer
Luis Méndez .... producer
Original Music by
Stelvio Cipriani 
Cinematography by
Hans Burmann 
Film Editing by
Daniele Alabiso 
Art Direction by
Mario Molli 
Costume Design by
Silvana Scandariato 
Makeup Department
Maria Teresa Carrera .... hair stylist (as Maria Teresa Garrera)
Franco Di Girolamo .... makeup artist (as Franco de Girolami)
Giuseppe Ferranti .... makeup artist
Production Management
Rodolfo Martello .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Riccardo Petrazzi .... assistant director
Art Department
Wolfgang Burmann .... set designer
Sound Department
Nick Alexander .... dubbing editor
Raul Montesanti .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Franco Di Girolamo .... special effects
Giuseppe Ferranti .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Giulio Battiferri .... camera operator
Renato Palmieri .... assistant camera
Alfio Quattrini .... still photographer: action stills
Mario Sbrenna .... camera operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Antonella Maziotti .... seamstress
Editorial Department
Brigida Mastrolillo .... assistant editor
Other crew
Antonio Corridori .... set technician
Christian Hansen .... assistant to director
Tonino Pinto .... unit publicist
María Isabel Pérez .... continuity
Martín Sacristán .... assistant to director

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Incubo sulla città contaminata" - Italy (original title)
"City of the Walking Dead" - USA (dubbed version)
"Invasion by the Atomic Zombies" - International (English title) (literal title)
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92 min | USA:88 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:R | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-18 | France:16 | Germany:(Banned) | Germany:BPjM Restricted | Hong Kong:III | Iceland:(Banned) | Italy:VM18 | Mexico:C | Netherlands:16 | Norway:18 (uncut) (2008) | Spain:18 | Sweden:18 (video rating) | UK:18 (video re-rating) (2003) (uncut) | UK:18 (video rating) (1986) (cut) | USA:R (cut) | USA:Not Rated (uncut)

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Remake of Umberto Lenzi's original will be released 2016 Directed by Tom SaviniSee more »
Miscellaneous: When the Channel 5 television station is attacked, a show is interrupted, and the music ceases. The television crew are still wondering what was happening, and do not have time to turn off the music.See more »
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:[Dean slaps his wife and then kisses her] Stop it...
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Dawn of the Dead (2004)See more »


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12 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Weird Horror Movie, 15 February 2009
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The reporter Dean Miller (Hugo Stiglitz) is assigned with his cameraman to interview a scientist that is arriving in the local airport. While waiting for the arrival, an unidentified Hercules makes an emergency landing and is surrounded by a military force. When the doors open, a legion of blood thirsty creatures commanded by the scientist attack the soldiers, killing them with hatchets and drinking their blood. Dean tries to warn the population about the happening but is censored by General Murchison (Mel Ferrer). Later the military leaders discover that the creatures have not come from the outer space, but are human beings contaminated by radiation and needing to drink blood to stay undead. Dean unsuccessfully calls his wife Dr. Anna Miller (Laura Trotter) and heads to the hospital where she works, trying to escape from the city crowded of the increasing walking dead creatures.

The trash "Incubo Sulla Città Contaminate" a.k.a. "City of the Walking Dead" or "Nightmare City" is a weird horror movie that could be better and better with a best selection of the lead couple. The uptight Hugo Stiglitz is not tailored for the role of hero and is an awful selection from the producers, and Laura Trotter is too stupid for a doctor, recalling those women from the 40's or 50's that used to scream in every dangerous situation and run to the arms of the hero. The killers are not zombies like in "The Last Man on Earth" or the way George A. Romero has become famous in "Night of the Living Dead", with slow and gruesome movements, but actually a kind of unbeatable "warrior vampire" with appearance of zombie. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): Not Available

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