When two brothers, Josh and Mike, go to a small southern town for a vacation, they find most of the residents either dead or missing. When Mike himself goes missing, Josh teams up with the local sheriff and an attractive school teacher to find him until Josh discovers that the whole town and most of its people have been infected by a form of toxic waste, and they have all turned into toxic vampires whom prowl the streets at night for human blood! Written by
The ideal movie for those who love living dead flicks.
Two brothers vacationing through the south of the country are obligated to spend the night in the small town of Goodland after their car breaks down. Once there, they learn that a chemist industry is throwing highly toxic garbage on the rivers and the soil, and this product is turning normal people into blood-thirsty mutants.In many ways, Night Shadows is similar to Night of the Living Deads, only with better special effects and more action. The involving score gives the right tone to the film´s tense atmosphere. For a low-budget picture, it has good performances from the main actor Wings Hauser and from Jody Medford as his love interest. Given it's a horror movie, surprisingly Mutant isn't bloody or violent, instead it concentrates in creating suspense, when it's what we don't see that really scares.The death of Hauser's brother is a perfect example of how to give the chills without recurring to gore.Director John Cardos makes good use of lighting and photography,especially during the final minutes, when the mutant attack happens in the middle of shadows and fogs, and the survivors (Hauser and Medford) have to barricade themselves inside a bar.
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