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Night Shadows (1984)

 -  Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller  -  August 1984 (USA)
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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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Mankind's Deadliest Threat Will Not Come From The Skies.


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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

While Josh and Holly converse in her living room, the shadow of the boom mic can be seen on the wall behind Josh's head extending all the way to the right edge of the screen. See more »

Connections

Remade as Death Street USA (1988) See more »

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Why such a low score? I thought it was rather good.
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Maybe it is the fact it was scored so low that it surprised me. Everyone talked how bad it was so I just had lower expectations, but in general I thought this was a good horror movie. About a guy and his brother in a town down south, they run into trouble with the local rednecks right away. Then the younger brother disappears at the boarding house the two stay at. The older one then tries to find out what happened to his brother and what is happening to the town. I always like the mysterious town scenario so that is another reason I like this one. Some gore, but most of the killings are a bit to hard to see. I did not let it ruin the movie for me as it did for some of the others who have commented, still though you will notice it is particularly bad in the finish. However, overall I thought it was a good horror movie with a relatively good cast and all. I loved the scene where little Billy gets it...was not expecting that.


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