18 June 2024
Nightmare City (1980)
92 min.
Directed by Umberto Lenzi.
With Hugo Stiglitz, Laura Trotter, Mel Ferrer, Maria Rosaria Omaggio, Francisco Rabal, Sonia Viviani, Eduardo Fajardo.
A radiation mishap inadvertently turns a group of ordinary citizens into a horde of bloodthirsty, flesh-eating zombies who proceed to contaminate and take over a nearby city. Oops.

Can likable reporter Dean Miller (Stiglitz) get to his wife Anna (Trotter) at the local hospital, and can the two of them survive this insanity?

Unlike George Romero or Lucio Fulci's living dead creations, the zombies of director Umberto Lenzi (Cannibal Ferox, Eyeball) are speedy things: runners, hoppers and quick stabbers!

Highlights include a great "Aerobics on TV" massacre scene. Must be seen to be believed.

Fun music by composer Stelvio Cipriani.

Also known as City of the Walking Dead.

Italian title: Incubo sulla citta contaminata.

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