Nightmare City (1980)
aka. Incubo sulla città contaminata
Director: Umberto Lenzi
While the world wrings its hands and closely monitors the potential for nuclear disaster in Japan, I escape into the world of Spanish-Italian horror only to find I can't escape our collective fears of radiation.
|Toxic Avenger Casting Reject|
|Honey, mind your manners. Don't stare at your food.|
|And you thought George A Romero's authority figures were ineffectual.|
|We told him not to pick at it or it'd get worse. But did he listen? Noooo.|
|"Eye"-talian horror directors love this stuff.|
|What do you think? Does the jacket compliment my radiation burns?|
|Anybody else having Left 4 Dead 2 flashbacks? Who has Gnome Chompski?|
Overall, Nightmare City is a flawed film, but not an unwatchable one. Nightmare City will appeal to fans of zombie films more interested in historical variations in the zombie archetype and how they express social fears. Those looking for a compelling story, convincing acting, and technical artistry will have to look elsewhere. Nightmare City, like many horror films of its era, has a novel idea but not the money or the time to fully explore it.