Night Life (1989)

R  |   |  Horror  |  9 January 1991 (USA)
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Archie is a "brain" at a small town high school who works part-time at his uncle's mortuary and is harassed by a few of the popular kids because of it. His harassers die in an automobile ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Archie Melville
Verlin Flanders
Cheryl Pollak ...
Charly Dorn
John Devlin
Rog Davis
Roberta Woods
Lisa Fuller ...
Joanie Snowland
Allen Patumbo
Randolph Whitlock
Warwick Deeping ...
John De Bello ...
Policeman #1 (as John DeBello)
G.E. Miller ...
Policeman #2
Ed White ...
Paramedic #1


Archie is a "brain" at a small town high school who works part-time at his uncle's mortuary and is harassed by a few of the popular kids because of it. His harassers die in an automobile accident, and the bodies are taken to his uncle's mortuary. Archie is pulling a late night at the mortuary when he sees a storm brewing. Lighting strikes! They're alive! The preppie bullies continue to torment him - as zombies. Written by David McHale <>

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There's good reason to be afraid of the dark.




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Release Date:

9 January 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Campus Spirits  »

Box Office


$2,500,000 (estimated)

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Scott Grimes performed a fair share of his own stunts. See more »


At 55.45 until 56.00 minutes, rain can be seen dripping off the camera itself. See more »

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AKA- Grave Misdemeanours
26 February 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I have seen this film a few times, the first of which was the day I bought it for 99p from a video store that was closing down. Initailly bought on the back of Scott Grimes sterling work in the first two Critters movies. But what a treat. This not your A-typical zombie flick. Though a lot of the rules have been preserved from the other undead features that have gone before this one adds its own twist. Scott Grimes plays Archie, the assistant to a crotchety old undertaker. Being the loser that he is, naturally he falls for the hottest girl in town who happens to date the local jock, and Archie's sworn enemy. However following a car wreck things change and now Archie must spend the night running for his life as the undead are in pursuit. All in all a good, fun film. It never takes itself seriously without resorting to being stupid. Fans of Return of the Living Dead should check this out!

If you liked this movie then I would also recommend another obscure zombie twist with THE VIDEO DEAD if you can find a copy.

Also released under the title of GRAVE MISDEMEANOURS!

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