After a chemical leak at the Hope Centre in Papua New Guinea (an organization devoted to feeding underdeveloped countries) turns its staff into flesh-eating zombies, a four-man commando squad led by Mike London are sent to investigate. They run into a TV news crew led by celebrity reporter Lia, who are after the same story, but when they discover that the entire country has been overrun by zombies, what are the chances of them getting the message across? Unlike most zombie films, this actually tries to make a serious point - that if we don't feed the Third World, they'll come and feed on us!
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When the creeping dead devour the living flesh!
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Did You Know?
This was the first time that actress Margie Newton
played the leading role. Before that, she was cast in supporting roles for La vedova del trullo
(1979), Mafia, una legge che non perdona
(1980), and The Last Hunter
(1980). She was so nervous to play the lead that she was unable to sleep to begin with. The first scenes shot show this as her eyes show noticeable fatigue than in the later scenes where she became more comfortable in the starring role. See more
At approx 8 minutes in, the scientists are all wearing anti-radiation protective gear. Some of them are not wearing gloves, and their suits are not sealed, rendering them quite useless against radiation. See more
Experimental project Operation: Sweet Death must be considered a complete failure. Some kind of degenerated process has begun which may be catastrophic for everybody. May God forgive us... for what we have produced here and... pardon us for this evil.
Vestron Home Video's release, around 1985, of the picture, under the title Night Of The Zombies, was the same print used by Creature Features for home video tape in 1996. Creature Features added a brief card to the tail end of the closing credits for its copyright. This exact same print, even including the Creature Features copyright card, was used by Cydonia Pictures for its Night Of The Zombies DVD release in 2002. The same year, Anchor Bay Entertainment, released a cleaned up DVD under the title Hell Of The Living Dead. All of these Night Of The Zombies versions are identical, save for the inserted Creature Features copyright card. The film print is the infamous one known for being too dark, due to numerous copies being made, and, thus nearly impossible to tell a lot of what is going on in the film. See more
Most of the soundtrack music by Goblin was borrowed from
the films "Dawn of the Dead" and "Alien Contamination". See more