Italian version. 'Nightmare City' perhaps gives us the original 'fast' zombies (even though these are more 'nuclear accidents than zombies) that would be done better years later in films like '28 Days Later' and 'World War Z'. But the unfocused scripting, atrocious acting and middling gore effects fail to make this anything more than a passable horror film for an October's evening.
Zombie movie with the walking dead having pizza faces which must have been easy to do since the film is Italian. The leading actor is also one of the least charming actors ever put on screen and the rest of the characters behave so pig-headed that they deserve to die. The worst scene is when a couple decide to stop and take a coffee break from running so that the zombies can keep up and kill them. Awful.
Nice score along with bunch of action and gore turn this into exploitation entertainment at best. In the manner of Romero's "Dawn of the Dead", it uses social and cultural implications to enrich the story - whether it's infidelity, freedom of the press, nepotism or universal critique of mankind. Towards the end, it starts to be repetitive and it's cheaply concluded but other than that, a must see for genre fans
this was okay....but then i saw lenzi's interview featurette and lmfao. it was wildly pretentious which is usually a positive with genre directors but he made a name off racist ass cannibal films and graphic misogyny (why were women's tops being torn off and tiddies cut off?) like almost exclusively so his artistic aspirations are hilarious.
Sgangheratissimo horror nel quale le risate superano di gran lunga i brividi. Il problema - o forse il suo miglior pregio? - è che il film si prende terribilmente sul serio. Aldilà delle intenzioni del comunque grande Umberto Lenzi, una chicca irresistibile da vedere rigorosamente in compagnia, commentando le scene più improbabili.
Love love love this movie, even with it's silly anti-nuclear message and idiotic ending. One of the pioneers of the "running zombie" genre, even if Mr Lenzi hates it when people call it a zombie movie. Fast paced, never boring, lots of creative sequences with the infected hoarde. How could you not love this?
From what I recall(watched at the beginning of the year) Non stop, fast paced, over the top ridiculousness. I remember the main theme was stuck in my head for awhile, sounded ike something out of Final Fantasy VII or something. Also a great part involving an eye..
Fun, but far from Lenzi's best. An entertaining entry to the zombie genre, with a number of memorably over the top gory set pieces. But it's never really clever or original enough to distinguish itself from the rest. Worth watching for fans of Italian exploitation, but nothing special.