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.


, (uncredited)


(story and screenplay), (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

On Disc

at Amazon

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Manster (1959)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

An American reporter in Japan is sent to interview an eccentric Japanese scientist working on bizarre experiments in his mountain laboratory. When the doctor realizes that the hapless ... See full summary »

Directors: George P. Breakston, Kenneth G. Crane
Stars: Peter Dyneley, Jane Hylton, Tetsu Nakamura
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Paul Naschy returns as El Hombre Lobo for the sixth time as he searches for a cure to his full moon maddness by visiting the grandson of the infamous Dr. Jekyll. What ensues next is a ... See full summary »

Director: León Klimovsky
Stars: Paul Naschy, Shirley Corrigan, Jack Taylor
Blood Sabbath (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

A coven of witches captures a young man traveling through the woods. He gets involved in a power struggle between a beautiful witch and the evil queen who heads the coven.

Director: Brianne Murphy
Stars: Anthony Geary, Susan Damante, Sam Gilman
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

A reporter who has had an affair with the daughter of the U.S. President is sent to Hungary. There he is bitten by a werewolf, and then gets transferred back to Washington, where he gets a ... See full summary »

Director: Milton Moses Ginsberg
Stars: Dean Stockwell, Katalin Kallay, Henry Ferrentino
The Pit (1981)
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A solitary and strange preteen boy wreaks revenge on his harassers when he makes a disturbing discovery in the depth of a forest.

Director: Lew Lehman
Stars: Sammy Snyders, Jeannie Elias, Sonja Smits
Dead & Buried (1981)
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A suspense horror film set in a small coastal town where, after a series of gory murders commited by mobs of townspeople against visiting tourists, the corpses begin to come back to life.

Director: Gary Sherman
Stars: James Farentino, Melody Anderson, Jack Albertson
Chopping Mall (1986)
Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Eight teenagers are trapped after hours in a high tech shopping mall and pursued by three murderous security robots out of control.

Director: Jim Wynorski
Stars: Kelli Maroney, Tony O'Dell, Russell Todd
Comedy | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

High school students throw a Halloween party in a mansion haunted by a young demon.

Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith
Stars: Cristi Harris, Darin Heames, Robert Jayne
The Incubus (1982)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

In a small town, Roy Seeley and his girlfriend Mandy Pullman are camping by the lake. Out of the blue, they are attacked and Roy is murdered while Mandy is violently raped. Dr. Sam Cordell ... See full summary »

Director: John Hough
Stars: John Cassavetes, John Ireland, Kerrie Keane
Certificate: GP Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A 300-year-old witch terrorizes a college town to get revenge on the descendant of the man who persecuted her.

Director: Tom Moore
Stars: Robert Elston, Anitra Walsh, Darryl Wells
C.H.U.D. (1984)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A bizarre series of murders in New York City seems to point toward the existence of a race of mutant cannibals living under the streets.

Director: Douglas Cheek
Stars: John Heard, Daniel Stern, Christopher Curry
Lord Shango (1975)
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A tribal priest returns from the dead to take his revenge on non-believers.

Director: Ray Marsh
Stars: Marlene Clark, Lawrence Cook, Wally Taylor


Cast overview, first billed only:
Josh Cameron
Sheriff Will Stewart
Jody Medford ...
Holly Pierce
Mike Cameron
Marc Clement ...
Albert Hogue
Jennifer Warren ...
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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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


R | See all certifications »




Release Date:

August 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mutant  »

Filming Locations:

Box Office


$2,500,000 (estimated)

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


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 »


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


Referenced in Ghost Town (1988) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Why such a low score? I thought it was rather good.
18 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

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.

12 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Who else thinks the title and cover art is misleading? Zorin-2
Soundtrack salemslot
DVD: Westlake vs. Elite? gorilla_horse
Remade as Nightmare at Noon? Zorin-2
Sequel??? Lament666
i love horror films but this one stinks! guitar_shredder69
Discuss Night Shadows (1984) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: