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Night Life (1989)

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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  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)

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Just past 1.07.40, the zombie falls off the car twice. See more »

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Revenge of the Nerds 5: Zombie-invasion!
28 October 2005 | by (the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls) – See all my reviews

Amusing and very light-headed quickie that distinguishes itself from the majority of lame and late 80's horror-comedies thanks to a couple of very ingenious jokes and the presence of cult-TV icon John Astin (The Addams Family). The typical story of nerdish underdog versus the popular high-school jocks is always fun to watch, and it gets even funnier (but more importantly: gorier) when the jocks turn into zombies that still only spend their time by playing pranks on the geek! Redhead Archie Melville and his car-technician girlfriend have no other option but to destroy the zombies in various ways. The intro, when there are still no zombies, is very lengthy but nevertheless entertaining since director David Acomba enlightens us about many specific embalming techniques. The geek hero namely works in the mortuary of his uncle and it's also there were the undead are resurrected after a thunderstorm. The film is fast-paced, the numerous clichés are forgivable and the gore often is surprisingly graphic (zombies in a wood chopper, exploding corpses…). John Astin obviously had a great time playing the ill-tempered undertaker and the young cast members do a fairly good job as well. "Night Life" is surely recommended in case you're looking for a simple, undemanding horror feast.

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