Monday, May 11, 2009

Nightmare City (1980) aka Incubo Sulla Citta Contaminata aka City Of The Walking Dead aka La Invasion De Los Zombies Atomicos aka Invasion By The...

4 / 5
Tagline: Now They Are Everywhere! There Is No Escape!
Directed By: Umberto Lenzi
Written By: Antonio Cesare Corti, Luis Maria Delgado, Piero Regnoli
Actors Include: Hugo Stiglitz, Laura Trotter, Maria Rosaria Omaggio
Genre: Horror
Length: 92 minutes
Banned: Iceland, Germany
Country: Italy/Mexico/Spain

One of the most amusing and underrated Ital-zombie offerings. Did I say zombie? Cuz I meant zombie/vampire/mutant/slashers...they wield guns, sticks, knives, suck blood...whatever. They slit throats, stab, name it and they can fly an airplane...oh I'm so not kidding. If you like over the top...than this is exactly that. It's not always exciting, some parts do drag on a little but when it comes to the action (which there is a lot of) it's hard to beat. Thrown televisions explode in a fiery flame for example, all sorts of life's rules don't even come close to applying to this one. The story is actually about an airplane which was exposed to radioactivity which is apparently which caused the zombie/vampirism/mutantism. This strange plane lands in an airstrip and then it's all out war between the zombievampiremutants and the military folks...and the war has only just begun! The effects are pretty cheesy in places, but they hold up against similarly budgeted films. It's the comedy (which is mainly unintentional) which really makes this a must see and a bundle of fun. Although the IMDB would suggest this is a crapper, I beg to differ as I'm actually mad at myself for not having found this little treat earlier. So stab, mutate or bite your way to the video store but grab this now!

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