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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), John C. Kruize (story) | 3 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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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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Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Laurelwood Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The closed gas station bears a sign reading "Kantor's Service Station," a reference to producer Igo Kantor. 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 »

Quotes

Dr. Myra Tate: Nothing human can have this in its veins and live.
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Referenced in Best of the Worst: Our VHS Collection (2019) See more »

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A Very scary classic. Underatted. But a small-Fraud.
12 August 2000 | by eddy-28See all my reviews

NIGHT SHADOWS was infact a creepy little film it was kind of like that other film THE DARK. NIGHT SHADOWS (MUTANT) could be a long-awaited sequel to that film. Well unfornatly this is an Edward L. Montoro production in this case I had a feeling it was going to be a fraud he dose this with every film he makes and gets a law-suit filed againist him inculding GREAT WHITE (1980) BEYOND THE DOOR (1974) and THE DARK which was not pulled like his other movies. He also had a suit with William Girdler over DAY OF THE ANIMALS and GRIZZLY for profits. Well even though this movie was a Montoro production I still enjoyed it. It was okay. Especailly the mutants taking over the people of a small town and John Cardlos direction.

Montoro later in 1985 went to produce GRIZZLY II THE PREDATOR and released in 1986. His law-suits over the years was still effective aganist him he left the country in 1987 and was never seen again.


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