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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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Cast

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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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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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Mankind's Deadliest Threat Will Not Come From The Skies. See more »


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August 1984 (USA)  »

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Mutant  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

According to writer John C. Kruize the title was changed to "Mutant" prior to release in an attempt to mimic the success of Alien (1979). See more »

Goofs

In one scene as Holly is driving her hand is not on the steering wheel. See more »

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Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

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22 March 2002 | by (Dublin, Ireland) – See all my reviews

I first saw this as part of the bottom half of a double bill in the mid-eighties. The headliner was Ghoulies but this was a lot better than that. I watched it again recently and it holds up well after all the years. So, if you are looking for a good old fashioned zombie movie that doesn't depend on gore and more on the characters stuck in tricky situation, well then, give it a go. You could do worse.


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