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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 ...
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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.


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August 1984 (USA)  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Writers John C. Kruize and Michael Jones decided to collaborate on writing a horror script in 1980 while working in the mail room at MGM Pictures. They wrote the script for Night Shadows (which was titled "The Pestilence" at the time) while on their lunch breaks and after work. They finished the script in only a few months. See more »

Goofs

When Josh discovers Mike in the basement of Mrs Mape's house, the knife wound and bandage have disappeared from Mike's arm. See more »

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Referenced in There's Nothing Out There (1991) See more »

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Not bad.

The citizens of a small town start to disappear, and the few remaining people discover a local toxic company has had a toxic spill that has turned the people into blood thristy mutants or zombies. Technically well made, the story is familar though. Scary and exciting in a few scenes, but the film strives to be scary throughout and misses the mark by a little bit. Still a worth while film, but no classic. 7 out of 10. Also, the effects are good. Available on video as Mutant. It played in theaters as Night Shadows.


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