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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.

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Cast

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


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August 1984 (USA)  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)
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President of Film Ventures International Edward L. Montoro was responsible for most of the changes in the script after the rewrite process. Writer John C. Kruize admits some of the changes were good or acceptable (changing the germ warfare premises to toxic waste poisoning) but most weren't. During this process the title was changed to "Night Shadows", which the writers thought was weak. See more »

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When Wings and Jodi are acting in the driving scenes, the Grip's rigging is visible on the top of the frame. See more »

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

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Better than expected
4 June 2003 | by See all my reviews

The cover box called this movie 'Mutant' so I knew it wasn't going to be about flower arrangement (good) and it starred Wings Hauser (could be good but then again he could overact mightily) and it was very cheap might be awful) but as it was a wet tuesday I bought it. Much better than I expected.

Wings was restrained, Bo Hopkins good as usual and the other cast members fine. The two female leads were particularly good. They all took part in your usual chemicals contaminates town turning folks into murderous zombie type things sort of plot but the photography was atmospheric, the music creepy or emotional as appropriate, the make up scary and it all built up slowly but surely to a suspenseful ending.

The ordinariness of the setting makes it more frightening. It could be happening in the next town to you!


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