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Night Life (1989)

R | | Horror | 9 January 1991 (USA)
Archie is a "brain" at a small town high school who works part-time at his uncle's mortuary and is harassed by a few of the popular kids because of it. His harassers die in an automobile ... See full summary »

Director:

David Acomba

Writer:

Keith Critchlow (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Grimes ... Archie Melville
John Astin ... Verlin Flanders
Cheryl Pollak ... Charly Dorn
Anthony Geary ... John Devlin
Alan Blumenfeld ... Frank
Kenneth Ian Davis ... Rog Davis
Darcy DeMoss ... Roberta Woods
Lisa Fuller Lisa Fuller ... Joanie Snowland
Mark Pellegrino ... Allen Patumbo
Phil Proctor ... Randolph Whitlock
Warwick Deeping Warwick Deeping ... Dwyer
John De Bello ... Policeman #1 (as John DeBello)
G.E. Miller G.E. Miller ... Policeman #2
Ed White Ed White ... Coroner
Biff Yeager ... Paramedic #1
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Storyline

Archie is a "brain" at a small town high school who works part-time at his uncle's mortuary and is harassed by a few of the popular kids because of it. His harassers die in an automobile accident, and the bodies are taken to his uncle's mortuary. Archie is pulling a late night at the mortuary when he sees a storm brewing. Lighting strikes! They're alive! The preppie bullies continue to torment him - as zombies. Written by David McHale <60mchale@cua.edu>

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There's good reason to be afraid of the dark.

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Horror

Certificate:

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Trivia

Scott Grimes performed a fair share of his own stunts. See more »

Goofs

Just past 1.07.40, the zombie falls off the car twice. See more »

Crazy Credits

Dedicated to Arthur Knight whose "knight Life" gave so many of us our start. - C.L. See more »

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Referenced in Best of the Worst: Our VHS Collection (2019) See more »

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Monkey Tape
Performed by Robert Fleischman
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Not bad
25 April 2001 | by temporisSee all my reviews

This movie is by no means Shakespere material, but compared to the other stuff on the market..it's gold! I have to admit I enjoyed this movie because it was offbeat yet not total out of the atomsphere! Scott Grimes ( a favorite actor of mine!) is what really made this movie. If this movie had been done with a "pretty boy type" like Johnny Deep, it would have lost all value! The charecter of Archie, had to be played by a guy that had an unconventional look yet was not butt ugly! Scott was prefect for this role. As for the rest of the castings...perfect! Acting was very good, it helped move the sort of slow start of the movie to flow better. Everyone was prefect for their role. Sure, the story was a bit slow, but the directing ( especially for a horror flick) was subtle, quirky, and unobtrusive. I really like this movie, esspecially because of the mind tricks it plays on you in the second part of the movie! I urge you to rent this movie!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 January 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Campus Spirits See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA

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Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Québec)

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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