Nightmare City

1980

Horror / Sci-Fi / Thriller

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IMDb Rating 5.7 10 5,114

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Mel Ferrer as Joshua
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787 MB
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23.976 fps
88 min
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1.4 GB
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English
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23.976 fps
88 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Ky-D 7 / 10 / 10

Surprisingly entertaining.

Better known for his jungle cannibal opus "Make Them Die Slowly", Lenzi has here a much more accomplished and entertaining gut muncher. On an unassuming day, a nuclear scientist is supposed to arrive with important research. His plane breaks flight patterns and lands unannounced. When authorities go to investigate, they find all the people on board are infected with strange kind of radiation poisoning and have turned into violent, cannibalistic zombies. The zombies then begin attacking any and every one in sight; hacking, shooting and eating all they can. Escaping the city is the only hope. Coming out in 1980, this was pretty late in the cannibal/zombie movie cycle. Fortunately, Lenzi changes up the formula just enough to keep things from being stale. The zombies are are fast, intelligent and have no problem utilizing tools and weapons. Lenzi also ad hears to just enough genre clichés to keep fans happy. There is blood and gore aplenty, random flashes of nudity and some wonderfully cheesy dialogue. On the technical side, the film is right on par with other films in the same category. Acting ranges from to OK to plain bad, lighting and sound get the job done but never excel, and the writing works well enough to move from point A to point B. One nice element is the pacing, which is refreshingly brisk and free of clutter. Over all, this is one of the better made and more amusing of the cannibal/zombie films from days gone by. Genre fans should check it out. 7/10

Reviewed by amazing_sincodek 9 / 10 / 10

The best of the best!! spectacularly entertaining and surprisingly original.

disclaimer: obviously, if you don't have a pre-existing love for zero-budget Italian horror, this won't be your cup of tea. But if you do! My, what a treat! I overlooked this film for years because I confused it with "City of the Living Dead." I otherwise exhausted the genre's offerings. When I realized I hadn't seen this one, I was very excited, but I didn't expect much. I was in for a pleasant surprise. Ugh, I'm no good at paragraph format. The Pros: 1. The title, "City of the Walking Dead," is appropriate. This really is a city-wide infestation. This is not a board-up-the-windows movie. The scale is epic. So often, low budget zombie films restrict themselves to a few characters on a farm or something to save money. This one doesn't. I can't imagine how he was able to use some of the locations. (Actually, I suppose the title isn't quite appropriate, because the antagonists are neither walking nor dead. They run, and they're sort of still alive.) 2. Breasts are present. 3. I usually don't like zombies that deviate from Romero's mold, but Lenzi takes a risk and scores. These creatures combine the hypnotic element of Romero's zombies with the overwhelming danger of running zombies. According to an interview on the DVD, Lenzi did not want to just do another Romero rip-off, and insisted on coming up with his own sort of creature. He did it well. 4. For the first 2/3 of the film, the characters are sufficiently believable for the viewer to care about them. For example, a reporter finds himself in the middle of the zombie outbreak, and desperately tries to get a hold of his wife, a doctor, who can't be reached because she's in surgery. This is a realistic, human element absent from most films in the genre. Cons: 1. 2/3 of the way through, it kind of falls apart. The characters who haven't died reveal themselves to be one dimensional after all. 2. The special effects are really inconsistent. Sometimes killings are mimed bloodlessly. In other scenes, heads explode. 3. The soldiers are pathetic. In short, highly recommended.

Reviewed by reverendtom 9 / 10 / 10

Awesome Zombie Flick

This one has it all, great soundtrack, toxic zombies running amock, groovy clothes and general madness and mayhem. The zombies aren't really zombies, per se, as they haven't died and come back to life, but they are infected with some bizarre radiation (or something) that makes them wanna eat humans. So, the "zombies" in this film can run, use weapons, etc. Makes for some fun entertainment. The "zombies" in this film look sort of like the Toxic Avenger. The ending is really bizarre and will leave you scratching your head, but again, overall this is a fun as hell gory romp. Its great, too, because the insanity starts very early in the film and doesn't let up right until the end. Highly recommended to lovers of Italian horror and zombies.

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