Night Shadows (1984)

R  |   |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Josh Cameron
Sheriff Will Stewart
Jody Medford ...
Holly Pierce
Mike Cameron
Marc Clement ...
Albert Hogue
Dr. Myra Tate
Danny Nelson ...
Mary Nell Santacroce ...
Mrs. Mapes
Stuart Culpepper ...
Johnny Popwell ...
Captain Tom Dawson (as Johnny Popwell Sr.)
Ralph Redpath ...
Larry Quackenbush ...
Ralph Pace ...
Wallace Wilkinson ...
Mr. Mitchell


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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Release Date:

August 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mutant  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)

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1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


President of Film Ventures International Edward L. Montoro was responsible for most of the changes in the script after the rewrite process. Writer John C. Kruize admits some of the changes were good or acceptable (changing the germ warfare premises to toxic waste poisoning) but most weren't. During this process the title was changed to "Night Shadows", which the writers thought was weak. See more »


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 »


Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006) See more »

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Surprisingly Good
7 July 2004 | by (Lisbon, Portugal) – See all my reviews

After being forced off the road by locals, the two brothers Cameron end up at the nearest town -Goodland- but there's nothing good awaiting them, besides the aggressive rednecks, they'll also come face-to-face with some "nasty" residents.

With all the bad reviews i've read, I was expecting yet another boring 80's movie but that's not the case. At times it may appear slow paced but despite that it remains effective, capturing your interest.

Good acting. Good make-up. Good score. Not a lot of blood being spilled, just chemicals, transforming residents into zombie like creatures. A little gem, worth watching. It certainly worked for me.

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