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Release Date:
20 January 1984 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
There is no escape from NIGHT OF THE ZOMBIES! See more »
Plot:
A tough female reporter and her cameraman boyfriend team up with a four-man commando unit in the New Guinea jungle whom are fighting flesh-eating zombies. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Give Bruno Mattei props, this movie rules!! See more (132 total) »

Cast

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Margit Evelyn Newton ... Lia Rousseau
Franco Garofalo ... Zantoro (as Frank Garfield)
Selan Karay ... Vincent
José Gras ... Lt. Mike London (as Robert O'Neil)
Gabriel Renom ... Pierre (as Gaby Renom)
Josep Lluís Fonoll ... Osborne (as Luis Fonoll)
Pietro Fumelli ... Man on TV (as Piero Fumelli)
Bruno Boni ... Reporter
Patrizia Costa ... Woman in Bar
Cesare Di Vito ... TV Speaker
Sergio Pislar ... Technician Lawson
Bernard Seray ... Prof. Barrett's Assistant
Víctor Israel ... Zombie priest
Pep Ballester ... Josie's Husband (as Pep Ballenster)
Joaquín Blanco ... Professor Barrett
Esther Mesina ... Josie
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carolyn De Fonseca ... Josie (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Larry Dolgin ... Osborne (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Claudio Fragasso ... SWAT Officer at Embassy Siege (uncredited)
Alfonso Giganti ... Interviewer (uncredited)
Tito Lucchetti ... Terrorist Leader (uncredited)
Edward Mannix ... Lt. Mike London (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Bruno Mattei ... SWAT Officer at Embassy Siege (uncredited)
Antonio Molino Rojo ... SWAT Leader (uncredited)
Elo Navarro ... Various Zombies (uncredited)
Gennarino Pappagalli ... Mr. Farrara - TV Executive (uncredited)
Gregory Snegoff ... Terrorist Leader / TV Technician (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Robert Spafford ... Third World U.N. Representative / Technician (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Susan Spafford ... Margit Evelyn Newton (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Pat Starke ... TV Speaker (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Frank von Kuegelgen ... Zantoro (voice: English version) (uncredited)
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Directed by
Bruno Mattei  (as Vincent Dawn)
Claudio Fragasso (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
Claudio Fragasso (story and screenplay) &
José María Cunillés (story and screenplay) (as J.M. Cunilles)

Rossella Drudi  uncredited
Bruno Mattei  uncredited

Produced by
Sergio Cortona .... executive producer
José María Cunillés .... co-producer
Isabel Mulá .... producer
 
Original Music by
Goblin 
 
Cinematography by
John Cabrera 
 
Film Editing by
Claudio Borroni 
 
Production Design by
Antonio Belart 
 
Makeup Department
Maria Teresa Carrera .... hair stylist
Giuseppe Ferranti .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Walter Brandi .... production manager (as Walter Bigari)
Paolo Picchi .... production manager
Marcelino Riba-Abizanda .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Claudio Fragasso .... assistant director
Claudio Fragasso .... first assistant director: second unit
 
Sound Department
Romano Pampaloni .... sound
Paolo Picchi .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Giuseppe Ferranti .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Carlo Aquari .... camera operator
Allan Gornick Jr. .... underwater cinematographer
Josep Gusi .... camera operator
Giovanni Leacche .... still photographer
 
Music Department
Gianni Dell'Orso .... musical director
Luis Bacalov .... theme composer (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Federico Canudas .... continuity
Silvio Colecchia .... continuity
José María Alarcón .... additional voices (spanish version) (uncredited)
Josep Maria Angelat .... voice dubbing: Profesor (spanish version) (uncredited)
Carolyn De Fonseca .... voice dubbing: Patrizia Costa (English version) (uncredited)
Antonio de Vicente .... voice dubbing: Selan Karay (spanish version) (uncredited)
Julia Gallego .... additional voices (spanish version) (uncredited)
Claudi García .... voice dubbing: Franco Garofalo (spanish version) (uncredited)
Francisco Garriga .... additional voices (spanish version) (uncredited)
Edward Mannix .... voice dubbing: José Gras (English version) (uncredited)
Pepe Mediavilla .... voice dubbing: Pep Ballenster (spanish version) (uncredited)
Eduardo Muntada .... additional voices (spanish version) (uncredited)
Joaquín Muñoz .... voice dubbing: Joaquín Blanco (spanish version) (uncredited)
Isidro Sola .... additional voices (spanish version) (uncredited)
Pat Starke .... voice dubbing: Pietro Fumelli (English version) (uncredited)
Albert Trifol .... additional voices (spanish version) (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Virus" - Italy (original title)
"Night of the Zombies" - USA
"Hell of the Living Death" - Belgium (English title) (video title)
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Runtime:
101 min
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Color:
Color (Telecolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Australia:R | Canada:R | Canada:R (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-18 | France:-16 | Germany:(Banned) | Germany:BPjM Restricted | Hong Kong:III | Italy:VM14 | Italy:VM18 (VHS rating) | Norway:18 (2010) | Spain:18 | UK:X (original rating: 1982) | UK:18 (re-rating) (2002) | UK:(Banned) (1984-2002) | USA:Unrated | West Germany:18

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Trivia:
Stock footage from the film Nuova Guinea, l'isola dei cannibali (1974) was used for the native scenes. Nuova Guinea, l'isola dei cannibali, aka Guinea Ama, has been recently re-released on DVD as The Real Cannibal Holocaust.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: Some of the animals featured in the stock footage aren't indigenous to New Guinea.See more »
Quotes:
Lia Rousseau:[as a couple zombies are approaching them] They must be monsters! Look at their faces!
Max:They could be drunk.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Cinema Snob Movie (2012) (V)See more »

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14 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Give Bruno Mattei props, this movie rules!!, 3 February 2002
Author: Sean Foster (mydaria) from Crestview, Florida

I am a huge gore-fan. And my favorite director is Lucio Fulci. I have seen gore from Fulci to Argento to Raimi to Itenbach to Schnaas to Romero to Lenzi to etc... But for some reason alot of people hate movies with the name "Bruno Mattei" on it. Hell of the Living Dead has been put down and made fun of by so many. Why? I saw "Night of the Zombies" years ago on VHS and was hooked. The movie, written by Claudio Fragasso [Zombie 3, Rats, Beyond Darkness, AfterDeath, etc..] is a complete rip off of Dawn of the Dead, with Goblin Music [taken from Dawn of the Dead & Luigi Cozzi's Toxic Spawn], a swat team, etc. So its a rip off, Who cares. The movie is awesome. Where else are you going to see a swat member dress up in drag, only to be eaten by zombies. The characters are hilarious! My favorite member is the swat member with long brown hair ["Guess I'm not on the menu after all!"]. The dubbing is so bad it rules! The acting is hilarious and fun. The story is basically the same "Government project gone wrong" story. FX are cheesy, yet fun to watch. This title is pure cheese, but great cheese!Thank god Anchor Bay decided to pick up some Bruno Mattei flicks and re-release them on DVD. This and Bruno Mattei's "Rats: Nights of Terror" are now out, and they are definate "Must Have" titles. If you want a serious zombie flick, look elsewhere. But Hell of the Living Dead rules! Now, if Anchor Bay can pick up the Lucio Fulci/Bruno Mattei "Zombie 3" rights and put it on DVD!!

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The whole movie in 23 minutes. wetcrevice-1
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