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Rated R
Copyright 1994 Raven Video
Reviewed by Andrew Borntreger on 'a long time ago'

The Characters:  

  • Steve Miller - A journalist; why don't these guys ever get killed?
  • Anna - Steve Miller's wife. A doctor.
  • Major Warren Holmes - Officer in the Civil Defense Force. Appears to have head-in-butt disease.
  • Shelia - Major Holmes' wife. An artist, she gets to be a zombie artist...
  • General Murchison - Commander of the Civil Defense Corps.
  • The Walking Dead - Zombies created by a nuclear accident that must drink blood to survive.

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The Plot: 

Not only is this movie crap, it's dubbed crap. There are one or two well done death scenes but the basic saving grace here is some female nudity and there's darn little of that. Zombies created by radioactivity (I have no idea how either) begin taking over some city full of people I don't really care about. At least the movie is interesting in that the zombies move quickly and use weapons, heck they're more intelligent than the humans as well. Although informed by superiors to shoot living dead through the brain we see very little implementation, soldiers spray bullets ineffectively into swarms of advancing zombies. And who lives through this entire mess? Not the soldiers or police - it's a damn reporter and his wife, the two least armed people! Further horror is garnered from the fact that we find the entire movie was just a dream but it begins coming true!

Things I Learned From This Movie: 

  • Half-mutated nuclear zombies are better shots than military police.
  • Slit throats do not bleed much. Heck, at all.
  • TV shows involving badly dancing girls in blue suits are catching on in Europe.
  • TV sets are explosive and will set you on fire.
  • Machine gun bullets will not stop zombies or even knock them back.
  • Beauty marks can be in the wrong place - yuck!
  • Doctors are experts at throwing scalpels.
  • Nothing gets a girl hot like smacking the shit out of her.
  • A single molotov cocktail will totally incinerate a huge area.
  • One journalist can cause more damage than your average Civil Defense Force.

Stuff To Watch For: 

  • 9 mins - Why is he pretending to stab with the very fake knife?
  • 20 mins - The knife didn't look like it went in her? We're gonna get a sharper knife right? We've gotta have a sharper knife...
  • 33 mins - Soldier arrives 30 seconds after the phone stops ringing since they didn't answer?
  • 46 mins - Zombie boy was just drinking blood from her neck but there's no puncture...
  • 55 mins - Neither is alarmed that a speargun is pointing at them?
  • 70 mins - This military helicopter is just circling the zombies? Somebody shoot at them, please?
  • 73 mins - Where did she come up with the logic that nuclear zombies can't enter churches?
  • 80 mins - (to the zombie actor in brown) Annnnddddd... ...action!

 Audio clips in wav formatSOUNDSStarving actors speak out 

Green Music Note citydead1.wav Sound Guy: "Whatever you says master, your wish is my command."
Green Music Note citydead2.wav Anna: "Well, how are you feeling today Phil?"
Patient: "Horrible, I feel like somebody who is waiting for the hatchet guy to chop off his head doctor."
Anna: "Well now, that sounds like an improvement over yesterday."
Green Music Note citydead3.wav Anna: "Another advantage of civilization my dear, like Coca-Cola or nuclear energy."
Green Music Note citydead4.wav Some Officer: "You mean that only bullets damaging the cranium can stop these, these monsters?"

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The energetic zombies burst into this TV studio and make a statement for good taste by killing all the silly women in leotards.

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City of the Walking Dead
Reply #17. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM by Shane
It's incomprehensible to me that anyone could find this piece of garbage good. The zombies looked like burn victims, the main characters were 1 dimensional and unlikable in every way, the ending was just plain lame, and at times you could see the actual film crew and extras just hanging out on the set amidst the supposed chaos. I like watching bad movies for the unintentional humor, but this one is more like a Manos than a Plan 9.
City of the Walking Dead
Reply #18. Posted on August 27, 2003, 09:58:10 AM by Stefan
This movie was very funny, especailly the zombies :)
City of the Walking Dead
Reply #19. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM by Stefan
The scene in the studio was a very good one.
The story was very good.
The special effects could be a bit better.
The acting was bad, some of the actors were okay but the most were bad.
The zombies were funny.
The fact the reporter was able to escape from the airport and not one of the soldiers was the fact the soldiers just keep shooting untill they were dead. Also in the studio, Dean was just the lucky one he could reach the exit and take a car. Also in the hospital he knew what to do because he didn't panicking.
City of the Walking Dead
Reply #20. Posted on November 07, 2004, 05:00:25 PM by Master Blaster
If you dont like this movie you probably dont like B-Movies, or you take zombie movies way too seriously. This is one of the best of the worst.
City of the Walking Dead
Reply #21. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM by WitchKing
Schlocky but lively.  Definitely not on par with "Day of The Dead" or Fulci's "City of the Living Dead", but not really meant to be either.  Taken for what it is--  a violent, completely gratuituous spaghetti gorefest-- it is enjoyable.  The zombies certainly are different and often quite fearsome.    I have to admit I did laugh hysterically when Laura Trotter plunged to her death from the helicopter.  File it next to "Hell of the Living Dead" and the later "Zombie" in-name-only sequels.
City of the Walking Dead
Reply #22. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM by Joseph Ulibas
Virus rules.  The original House of the Dead!  Zombies are radiated people who need blood to keep their bodies functioning.  The director in an interview stated that he wanted to do something different with the genre.  So he made the zombies very active and blood thirsty.  Umberto Lenzi a.k.a.
Bert Lenz wanted to show man tampering with the unknown (i.e. radioactive energy).  Shot in technoscope (2.35.1) he set out to make a movie that would rejuvinate the zombie genre.
The film was "shot" in english, the actors either mouth the dialog or spoke it phonetically (this was because they had to dub the movie in eight different languages).  Surprisingly this movie has a lot more depth to it than many of the italian horror films that were cranked out during that time.  Sadly, the horror movie industry has all but died due to strict censorship laws and a change in the market and political spectrum.

Higly recommended because of the cheese and gore factor.
City of the Walking Dead
Reply #23. Posted on October 08, 2005, 09:10:02 AM by Eagle
One of the worst movies that supposed to be a zombie-movie. Story and acting is boring, boring, boring. So they put just lots of ugly splatter-effects in it. The zombies can run and use weapons like mps and guns. So I would call them just kinds of mutant beeings or so and not zombies. If you wanna watch a good zombie- or splatter-movie for a good video-party, just watch a movie of John Romero or maybe Lucio Fulci.
City of the Walking Dead
Reply #24. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM by sam
I bought this film on the internet it was called nightmare city and yeah is prety whack. I showed my girlfriend it who made me switch  it off at the 80's go go dancers getting hacked up and munched on hahaha what a classic
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