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Night Life (1989)

 -  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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Archie Melville
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Verlin Flanders
Cheryl Pollak ...
Charly Dorn
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John Devlin
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Frank
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Rog Davis
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Roberta Woods
Lisa Fuller ...
Joanie Snowland
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Allen Patumbo
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Randolph Whitlock
Warwick Deeping ...
Dwyer
John De Bello ...
Policeman #1 (as John DeBello)
G.E. Miller ...
Policeman #2
Ed White ...
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Paramedic #1
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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 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 <60mchale@cua.edu>

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

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9 January 1991 (USA)  »

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

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

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We call it "Zombie Academy"...
1 September 2004 | by (Paris, France) – See all my reviews

Did I hear someone say it was "boring" about this movie that in France, we call "Zombie Academy" ?...

Of course, they have nothing to compare each other, but "Night Life" remind me Takakjian's "Metamorphosis" which in spite of vague plot, poor acting and no music at all, offer one of the most horrific sequences ever made, with metamorphosis of the scientist on his hospital bed. In both of them, climate can seem so dark or "empty" to make say someone it's boring. What can be real for the second, is not at all about "Night Life" where, there again, the music score create almost alone a so heavy atmosphere that you're waiting at each moment for the worst... Rare are movies saying themselves "horrific" which can really scare anyone, and "Night Life" is one of them. Remember, if you've seen it, sequence of the boy coming on the place of the car crash, where almost shooting music and lights remind you also same sequence in Red's "Hitcher". If you've seen it, consider the fact that zombies do not move so slowly than in some other zombie movies where perhaps, that make everyone saving a lot of means. If you do not have, see and enjoy this amazing movie that in France, we call "Zombie Academy"...


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