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NIGHT OF THE ZOMBIES - Skull
Not Rated
Copyright 1981 Films Dara
Reviewed by Andrew Borntreger on 'a long time ago'

The Characters:  

  • Vincent - Interpol agent, suffers from a serious case of "I'm a nice guy." Chomped.
  • Lea - Female reporter, she's a great deal better looking with her top off. Turned into human mush.
  • Lieutenant Mike London - Leader of the crack Interpol unit, a strangely poetic man... ...until he gets munched.
  • Santoro - Unbalanced guy, he enjoys playing "keep away" with the beasties. Eventually fails to "keep away."
  • Two Dudes - One is Lea's cameraman, the other an Interpol guy. Both become zombie chow.
  • Josie, Hubby, and the Kid - Fodder, she gets eaten by a random zombie and the kid becomes one then chews his dad's neck out.
  • The Zombies - Created by a chemical/nuclear accident, something like that.

Buy It!

The Plot: 

This was awful, coming from myself that's quite a statement. Twenty minutes into the flick I was trying to come up with a way to get revenge against the director of this one.

In New Guinea (you heard me, funny little island in the Pacific) some sort of chemical/nuclear research project, based in a refinery, goes terribly wrong. Half a world away the special Interpol team led by Lieutenant London is dispatched to find out what. The International Criminal Police Organization is called out to investigate the disaster at a nuclear facility?

They don't take a boat to the offshore facility though. They get airdropped miles inland! Plus, they're all dubbed over; it sounds like a bunch of guys from the Bronx, NYC. Anyway, they run into some news reporters who are having zombie problems, like the seven year old kid munching through dad's neck.

After some suitable idiocy they learn to shoot the brain. They never put this to use though. The morons just keep pumping bullets into every other body part except the head. The surviving reporters accompany the policemen through several boring encounters with undead. The survivors from those finally arrive at the research center. This is good, it signals the movie's end is near, and so are the actors - everybody dies! End of story.

At one point the travelers hear drums, so Lea says that she has to make friends with the natives! The young lady then proceeds to whip her shirt off, slap some face paint on, and go jogging into the village. The sight of a woman jogging topless lifted my spirits for a few moments, before the assneck director again threw stock footage at me. Prepare to see numerous segments lifted from "Animal Kingdom" or "National Geographic" specials. One moment you're watching a zombie shamble along, the next it's a horde of fruit bats roosting. If you think that's bad wait until you see people constantly "paralyzed with fear" as the zombies approach. Complete idiocy, unless you are a serious bad movie enthusiast (or want to torture your friends) avoid this one.

Things I Learned From This Movie: 

  • One zombie rat can kill a full grown man.
  • People will stare in paralyzed horror at a zombie eating someone.
  • Eco terrorists talk too much.
  • Zombies are usually mistaken for lepers.
  • Modern battle tanks are no match for spear chucking natives.
  • Bras are good. (Leaf through a National Geographic, you'll understand.)
  • The natives of New Guinea use synthesizers.
  • Zombies are not very good at tag.
  • The undead love to wear polyester.
  • Zombies cannot swim.

Stuff To Watch For: 

  • 2 mins - Is this a movie about disco or zombies?
  • 9 mins - Why did that guy pull his own gas mask off when the zombie attacked?
  • 23 mins - These guys could sure use a group hug.
  • 31 mins - You need a bigger gun.
  • 34 mins - Hey morons, didn't he tell you to shoot them in the head?
  • 37 mins - Stock "National Geographic" footage.
  • 38 mins - RANDOM GRATUITOUS BREAST SHOT!
  • 42 mins - Stock footage.
  • 55 mins - How did he get behind her?
  • 64 mins - Stock footage of birds catching fish?
  • 79 mins - Stock footage of fruit bats? Couldn't you guys afford film?

 Audio clips in wav formatSOUNDSStarving actors speak out 

FileDialog
Green Music Note nightzombies1.wav Scientist: "It's no use, sir. The circuits have gone wild. Nobody answers."
Other Scientist: "We had better stop that leak, or we'll all be dead."
Green Music Note nightzombies2.wav London: "Eagle calling base. It's hot as a horse's ass and fly time here, and I don't like the heat."
Green Music Note nightzombies3.wav Vincent: "Patience is the chief virtue of those who have faith, Mahtama Gandhi, New Dehli, 1946. London: "Up your ass, Lieutenant Mike London, Shit Creek, the year is now."
Green Music Note nightzombies4.wav Official: "We have to organize the police forces, local and national, into well armed teams equipped with flamethrowers and ready to take the corpses from relatives who try to hide them."
Green Music NoteTheme Song Listen to a clip from the soundtrack.

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Playing keep away with the zombies.

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Reply #25. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM by fulcirules
Call me crazy,but I enjoyed this movie! I had seen this movie on VHS a long time ago,but the DVD is much better. This movie is also known as "Hell Of The Living Dead". I know it's a bad movie,but fun as hell to watch! If you are a collector of zombie films,you have to pick this up. Like I said,it's a bad movie but strangely appealing. I CAN name 2 zombie flicks worse than this(Zombie Lake and Children Of The Living Dead). But since my goal in life is to own every zombie movie, I will buy those as well!
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Reply #26. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM by
I thought this was about Soilent Green. I was greatly disturbed to find a whole page about Night of the Zombies.  That movie was so bad, I'm surprised you people wasted your time making comments about it...Wait a minute what am I doing?
Night of the Zombies
Reply #27. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM by Shakita
This has got to be the absolute worst movie in the history of FILM! What did they do, run out of talent or something? I still couldn't pay nobody to buy the movie from me, let alone give it away!
Night of the Zombies
Reply #28. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM by PHOENIX
I walked around like a zombie for days after seeing this wretched excuse for a film. There should be some sort of Ed Wood award for most obvious and gratuitous use of stock footage. This film would win in a landslide.

THEIR HEADS DAMN YOU!!!! YOU KNOW IT ALREADY!!! YOUVE BEEN TOLD 500 TIMES THEIR HEADS!!!!!!! arrrrrr I give up...
Night of the Zombies
Reply #29. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM by Ænigma
I saw this when I was a kid and I'd love to see it again.  Sure, it's bad but there is something really creepy about inserting reality into a nihilistic film.  I think that some grey market places have it as "Hell of the Living Dead"... but is it worth purchasing?
Night of the Zombies
Reply #30. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM by jack
What the hell is this? This is a very poor rip-off of George Romero's Dawn of the Dead. George Romero shhould sue the director of Night of the zombies. The title is just about a copy of night of the living dead.
Night of the Zombies
Reply #31. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM by Dr. Maniac
   So why, oh why, does everyone hate this movie?  I love it!  Sure the plot is outrageous but that is what makes it so much fun.  Think about it . . .a project sanctioned by several world governments to de-populate Third World nations by exposing the people to a gas that turns them into flesh eating zombies!  Does the United Nations know about this?  Don't miss that scene of the horrendously dubbed African diplomat declaring "You have treated my people like human larvae!  Nothing will be left but the bare earth soaked in putrifying flesh!" Oh and that TV interview at the end where dialogue is liften almost verbatim from NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD.  Yow!  
   Some good gore effects (better than the papier mache heads in Andrea Bianchi's NIGHT OF TERROR at least) and the character of Santoro provides tons of comic relief.
   The DVD release of this is amazingly clear and offers scenes left out of the domestic video release.
Night of the Zombies
Reply #32. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM by bloodcult
I love italian zombie movies. I love good italian zombie movies. I love bad italian zombie movies. I HATED this movie. The part where the zombie plantworkers are "eating" a guy looks like they're picking up raw bloody steak off the guys chest - funny. Sound cool? Don't ever bother. Get City of the Walking Dead for a cool 'bad' zombie flick instead.
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