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Night Slaves (1970)

A man and his wife find themselves stranded in a small western town. He discovers that a strange force has turned the residents into zombies, and runs into a beautiful woman who he believes is the key to the mystery.


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Everett Chambers (teleplay), Robert Specht (teleplay) | 1 more credit »




Complete credited cast:
James Franciscus ... Clay Howard
Lee Grant ... Marjorie Howard
Scott Marlowe ... Matt Russell
Andrew Prine ... Fess Beany / Noel
Tisha Sterling ... Annie Fletcher / Naillil
Leslie Nielsen ... Sheriff Henshaw
Morris Buchanan ... Mr. Hale
John Kellogg ... Mr. Fletcher
Virginia Vincent ... Mrs. Crawford
Cliff Carnell ... Deputy Spencer
Victor Izay ... Jeff Pardee
Raymond Mayo ... Joe Landers
Russell Thorson ... Dr. Sanders
Nancy Valentine ... May
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Elisha Cook Jr. ... (unconfirmed)


A man and his wife stumble upon a town whose inhabitants turn into zombies and head for the edge of town every night... he seems to be the only one unaffected. What is happening to the townsfolk? Who is the mysterious young women he keeps seeing? Why isn't he affected? Written by Randy Goldberg <gaellon@inch.com>

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A "made-for-TV" movie. See more »


When Marjorie is loaded onto the truck, it is a larger truck than Beaney's pickup which is later identified as the same vehicle. See more »


Annie Fletcher: STOP! Put your hands straight ahead and walk forward very carefully!
Clay Howard: Oh come on!
Annie Fletcher: No I mean it! I just don't want to hurt that poor head of yours!
Clay Howard: Ha... you did say a couple of miles didn't you!
[Bumps head into something unseen]
Annie Fletcher: It's a force field! People inside will not be harmed and they will come back just like they did last night! And they won't remember too!
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We are all energy forms
5 February 2017 | by AAdaSCSee all my reviews

James Franciscus (Clay) gets a metal plate in his head after a car crash and takes a road trip vacation with his wife Lee Grant (Marjorie). They come across a sleepy town – literally. There are strange night-time goings-on that Franciscus observes and everyone seems to be affected except him. The whole town seems to go off somewhere every night and it is unstoppable. He tries. At the same time, a mystery woman Tisha Sterling (Nailil/Annie) appears to him and they fall in love. Who is she and can their love transcend whatever is going on?

This is an enjoyable short film that zips along and has you questioning what will happen. You may well guess various elements of the story but it doesn't matter as it is an interesting story and everyone ends up with who they should. Leslie Nielsen also stars as the Sheriff of the town. Somehow, it stays with you after it has finished.

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29 September 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Escravos da Noite See more »

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