During the Vietnam War, two US marines and their allied South Vietnamese guide end up trapped in the maze of underground Vietcong tunnels haunted by the undead restless spirits of the soldiers killed in the war.



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Episode credited cast:
Sergeant Kenner
Corporal Torres (as Antone Pagan)
Glenn Kubota ...
Mitchell McCormack ...
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Guy Helson ...
Sherry Pagán ...
Vietcong Corpse Zombie
Jorge Umberto Quevedo ...
Vietcong Corpse Zombie


During the Vietnam War, American soldiers Sergeant Kenner (Ahmad Rashad) and Corporal Torres and a South Vietnamese lieutenant blast their way into an underground base and series of tunnels operated by the Viet Cong (VC). They discover a horribly wounded guerrilla, who tells them that the VC tunneled through an old burial ground, and now the dead want vengeance. The VC dies before he can say any more. The men become unnerved and panic as they encounter booby-traps left by the VC, and soon start shooting at everything. But there might be something worth shooting at.

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4 November 1990 (USA)  »

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Dragged down into the grave...
1 March 2015 | by (ukwitchcountry) – See all my reviews

I am quite inclined to wholeheartedly agree that this is one of the best, most scariest episodes of the fun but uneven series that was Monsters. It is what it is, the story and set-up are simple and to the point but highly effective, a group of American soldiers fighting in Vietnam enter a death trap excavated out of a grave site by the enemy and find themselves prey for something that their bullets can't kill, and entombed within a maze that they can never hope to escape from alive... They are picked off one by one by terrors of the undead variety, and all you ever learn about why it's happening is when an injured soldier reveals that, in their efforts to dig out a fortress to trap and confuse their enemy, the VietCong, much like the dwarfs of The Lord of the Rings, dug their tunnels too deep and awakened something evil and angry at being disturbed from their graves... I love the authentic feel and claustrophobic tone that comes from the oppressive atmosphere and visuals of the environment, which mostly just consists of underground tunnels of earth, dust roots and amber lighting. But like most of the time when it comes to horror, the "less is more" approach works better, and it does fantastically here and creates a genuinely eerie tone of creeping dread. It didn't feel as low-budget as the majority of other episodes from this show, and the look of it wasn't much but it was a distinctive look and it soon had me gripped until the end. I love the music, it sounded like something you'd get in a really fun rockin' 80s zombie movie, like perhaps Day of the Dead! And I absolutely loved the design and makeup effects work done on the zombies, who just looked fantastic, they looked like real skeletons caked in dirt and the screeching noises they made were so chilling! The way they looked reminded me of a very similar creation from the great Tales From the Crypt episode "Til Death." I even liked the bad ending which saw the last survivor who thinks that he's finally crawled his way out of the nightmare and back to the light of day, pulled back into the grim depths by many skeletal hands... Excellently put together episode, I love the momentum, atmosphere and superb makeup effects, it's a real series highlight.

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