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Mutant (1984)

Night Shadows (original title)
Two brothers discover that the residents of a small Southern town are being infected by a form of toxic waste, turning them into blood-ravenous zombies.

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Josh Cameron
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Sheriff Will Stewart
Jody Medford ...
Holly Pierce
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Mike Cameron
Marc Clement ...
Albert Hogue
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Billy
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Dr. Myra Tate
Danny Nelson ...
Jack
Mary Nell Santacroce ...
Mrs. Mapes
Stuart Culpepper ...
Mel
Johnny Popwell ...
Captain Tom Dawson (as Johnny Popwell Sr.)
Ralph Redpath ...
Vic
Larry Quackenbush ...
Harve
Ralph Pace ...
Art
Wallace Wilkinson ...
Mr. Mitchell
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Storyline

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 Anonymous

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The seed is planted... The nightmare grows. See more »


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$2,500,000 (estimated)
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After the script was bought, the writers were contractually obligated to deliver a complete rewrite of the script within 30 days. They actually delivered it in 2 weeks by taking time off from work, working late, and working weekends. See more »

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When Wings and Jodi are acting in the driving scenes, the Grip's rigging is visible on the top of the frame. See more »

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Referenced in Remote Control (1988) See more »

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The ideal movie for those who love living dead flicks.
21 January 2003 | by (Fortaleza, CE Brazil) – See all my reviews

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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