A government space experiment into the effects of cosmic rays on animal life goes horribly wrong, creating a mutant monster that terrorizes a rural community.Written by
Jeremy Lunt <email@example.com>
The girl near the beginning of the movie says of their scenic location, "All we need is a loaf of bread and a jug of wine." That is a partial quote from The Rubiyat of Omar Khayyam. See more »
When Clint, Ben, and Wes discuss the attack on Buddy and Mary, the bodies are described as being grotesquely mauled; however, the white interior of the car in which they were attacked is spotless, with no blood anywhere. See more »
But... but seriously, have you... have you ever thought about... oh, sometimes when I'm alone I think about things that we don't know about... about the sky and the earth and the air and the wind... or even this leaf.
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Something in the forest is killing and mutilating the denizens of a rural Texas community. Could it have something to do with the nearby crash of a recently launched rocket? Probably. Sheriff John Agar leads an investigation as the obligatory group of wild local teens get their kicks in the danger zone.
To be honest, NIGHT FRIGHT is technically no worse than many contemporaneous regional indie horrors, and might even have some minuscule advantages over a few. The worst thing about this film is that it just isn't very interesting, and when the wheels are finally greased for some good cheap thrills, the delivery is too little too late.
Yep, NIGHT FRIGHT is a snore. However, the clothes, hair, and interior furnishings are hilariously dated, so if you have an aesthetic taste for kitsch Americana, you'll at least find this film a wealth of amusing 60s retrocities. Annabelle Weenick is credited as script supervisor...presumably, this is the same Annabelle Weenick who appeared in most of S.F. Brownrigg's films and scads of other regional cheapies.
3.5/10. Not recommended.
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