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Mutant (1984)

Night Shadows (original title)
Two brothers discover that the residents of a small Southern town are being infected by a form of toxic waste, turning them into blood-ravenous zombies.

Directors:

John 'Bud' Cardos, Mark Rosman (uncredited)

Writers:

Michael Jones (story and screenplay), John C. Kruize (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Wings Hauser ... Josh Cameron
Bo Hopkins ... Sheriff Will Stewart
Jody Medford Jody Medford ... Holly Pierce
Lee Montgomery ... Mike Cameron
Marc Clement Marc Clement ... Albert Hogue
Cary Guffey ... Billy
Jennifer Warren ... Dr. Myra Tate
Danny Nelson Danny Nelson ... Jack
Mary Nell Santacroce Mary Nell Santacroce ... Mrs. Mapes
Stuart Culpepper Stuart Culpepper ... Mel
Johnny Popwell Johnny Popwell ... Captain Tom Dawson (as Johnny Popwell Sr.)
Ralph Redpath Ralph Redpath ... Vic
Larry Quackenbush Larry Quackenbush ... Harve
Ralph Pace Ralph Pace ... Art
Wallace Wilkinson ... Mr. Mitchell
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Storyline

When two brothers, Josh and Mike, go to a small southern town for a vacation, they find most of the residents either dead or missing. When Mike himself goes missing, Josh teams up with the local sheriff and an attractive school teacher to find him until Josh discovers that the whole town and most of its people have been infected by a form of toxic waste, and they have all turned into toxic vampires whom prowl the streets at night for human blood! Written by Anonymous

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The seed is planted... The nightmare grows. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Pestilence See more »

Filming Locations:

Norcross, Georgia, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Laurelwood Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The original Vestron VHS release had fanged monster paint-over of the original poster. See more »

Goofs

While Josh and Holly converse in her living room, the shadow of the boom mic can be seen on the wall behind Josh's head extending all the way to the right edge of the screen. See more »

Connections

Referenced in There's Nothing Out There (1991) See more »

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Why such a low score? I thought it was rather good.
18 June 2004 | by Aaron1375See all my reviews

Maybe it is the fact it was scored so low that it surprised me. Everyone talked how bad it was so I just had lower expectations, but in general I thought this was a good horror movie. About a guy and his brother in a town down south, they run into trouble with the local rednecks right away. Then the younger brother disappears at the boarding house the two stay at. The older one then tries to find out what happened to his brother and what is happening to the town. I always like the mysterious town scenario so that is another reason I like this one. Some gore, but most of the killings are a bit to hard to see. I did not let it ruin the movie for me as it did for some of the others who have commented, still though you will notice it is particularly bad in the finish. However, overall I thought it was a good horror movie with a relatively good cast and all. I loved the scene where little Billy gets it...was not expecting that.


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