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When two brothers, Josh and Mike, go to a small southern town for a vacation, they find most of the residents either dead or missing. When Mike himself goes missing, Josh teams up with the local sheriff and an attractive school teacher to find him until Josh discovers that the whole town and most of it's people have been infected by a form of toxic waste, and they have all turned into toxic vampires whom prowl the streets at night for human blood!
Mankind's Deadliest Threat Will Not Come From The Skies.
Also Known As:
Title: Night Shadows
Release Date: August , 1984
Runtime: 99 mins
All Genres: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
IMDB Rating: 3.7
Buried.com Rating: 4.7 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With N
MPAA Rating: R
John 'Bud' Cardos
Wings Hauser ...Josh Cameron
Bo Hopkins ...Sheriff Will Stewart
Jody Medford ...Holly Pierce
Lee Montgomery ...Mike Cameron
Marc Clement ...Albert Hogue
Cary Guffey ...Billy
Jennifer Warren ...Dr. Myra Tate
Danny Nelson ...Jack
Mary Nell Santacroce ...Mrs. Mapes
Stuart Culpepper ...Mel
Johnny Popwell Sr. ...Captain Tom Dawson
Ralph Redpath ...Vic
Larry Quackenbush ...Harve
Ralph Pace ...Art
Wallace Wilkinson ...Mr. Mitchell
Charles Franzen ...E.P.A. Man
Lit Connah ...Mrs. Miller
Jerry Rushing ...Albert's Gang
Chester Clark ...Albert's Gang
Joshua Lee Patton ...Albert's Gang
Pat Moss ...Penelope Mapes
Tina Kincaid ...Judy Ann
Dale Echols ...Mutant Creature
Lavon Lacey ...Television Reporter (voice)
Joseph Long ...Mutant Creature
Earl Ramsey ...Mutant Creature
Nathaniel James Dunn
Edward L. Montoro
John C. Kruize
John C. Kruize
Peter Z. Orton
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- Mankind's Deadliest Threat Will Not Come From The Skies.
- Director John 'Bud' Cardos replaced original director Mark Rosman early in production.
Writers John C. Kruize and Michael Jones decided to collaborate on writing a horror script in 1980 while working in the mail room at MGM studios. They wrote the script for Night Shadows (which was titled "The Pestilence" at the time) while on their lunch breaks and after work. They finished the script in only a few months.
According to writer John C. Kruize, the original story (while under the title "The Pestilence" at that time) "concerned secretive and illegal germ warfare research being conducted by the U.S. military in a remote area of the Rocky Mountains. A lab worker is infected by some type of mutant flu virus and carries the contagion to an isolated town." He admits Stephen King's novel "The Stand" was an influence.
Writers John C. Kruize and Michael Jones originally intended the film truly scary and having atmosphere, not violence, provide most of the chills.
Writer John C. Kruize stated in an interview that the monsters were never "intended to be pasty-faced, shambling zombies."
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