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Nightmare City (1980)

Cast: Hugo Stiglitz, Hugo Stiglitz, Laura Trotter, more...
Director: Umberto Lenzi, Umberto Lenzi
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Rating: Not Rated
Studio: Anchor Bay
Genre: Foreign, Horror, Supernatural/Occult, France, Spain, Zombies, Italian Horror, Cannibals
Running Time: 92 min.
Languages: French
Subtitles: English
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Synopsis
Miller (Hugo Stiglitz) is a reporter on to something when he sees passengers disembark from a plane and start attacking and murdering whomever they come across -- no, they are not upset with their service, they are zombies -- or more accurately ghouls who need human blood to stay alive. While flight attendants may contend that more than one ghoul is on any flight, this group was contaminated by a man exposed to radiation that leaked from a nuclear plant, and they are hereafter identifiable by their black-face make-up, if not their eating habits. When Miller tries to notify the citizens that these monsters are on the loose, he is rudely stopped by a nasty general (Mel Ferrer) who does not want to make the public unnecessarily hysterical. The monsters have a molecular structure that is not affected by bullets, and so in imitation of the accepted code that zombies only die with a shot to the head, the general launches his attack "aiming for the control center" of each zombie head, before everyone is converted into the blood-thirsty monsters. With anemic acting, murky color, and other technical problems, this is simply another zombie film among the masses. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, All Movie Guide

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It's A Nightmare Alright... by JCunningham September 7, 2005 - 4:54 PM PDT
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3 out of 3 members found this review helpful
All Zombie fans are, by charter requirements,forced to view this piece of garbage, but until they change the bylaws that's another argument altogether. This movie really stinks. Not only is it not in the least frightening or even exciting, it has some of the worst make-up effects ever attempted. Something like black oatmeal covers the faces of the 'radioactive' dead as they hack and chop and shoot and strangle their way through frail humanity, often forgetting their prime directive...the need for blood; the action, which is mostly limited to one house and a tv studio is poorly staged. Bright orange tempra-paint blood spills quite often from lumpy, poorly crafted wounds hardly even fully glued down and the director has some 'thing' about knifing or spearing bare breasts which I guess someone thought would be titilating (no pun intended). Regular horror movie fans, you can skip this one. It's not even bad enough to be amusing.




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