5.0/10
1,709
70 user 54 critic

Mutant (1984)

Night Shadows (original title)
Two brothers discover that the residents of a small Southern town are being infected by a form of toxic waste, turning them into blood-ravenous zombies.

Directors:

John 'Bud' Cardos, Mark Rosman (uncredited)

Writers:

Michael Jones (story), John C. Kruize (story) | 3 more credits »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

The Evil (1978)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A doctor buys a Civil War era dilapidated mansion, and hires a few friends to fix it up, but the mansion hides a deadly secret.

Director: Gus Trikonis
Stars: Richard Crenna, Joanna Pettet, Andrew Prine
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A group of rangers go camping on unfamiliar forest grounds. All is well until the group members start getting picked off by a cunning, tactical, malevolent, killer in the woods.

Director: Andrew Davis
Stars: John Friedrich, Adrian Zmed, Ernest Harden Jr.
Screamers (1979)
Action | Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Aquatic creatures threaten the existence of a mysterious island.

Director: Sergio Martino
Stars: Barbara Bach, Claudio Cassinelli, Richard Johnson
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

When a chemical warfare leaves the world barren and filled with mutated monsters, a band of survivors in a underground complex battles one of the creatures who was able to break in.

Director: Thierry Notz
Stars: Andrew Stevens, Starr Andreeff, George Kennedy
The Nest (1988)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Horrifying shocker as a biological experiment goes haywire when meat-eating mutant roaches invade an island community, terrorizing a peaceful New England fishing village and hideously ... See full summary »

Director: Terence H. Winkless
Stars: Robert Lansing, Lisa Langlois, Franc Luz
Mausoleum (1983)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Traumatized by her mother's death, young Susan is becoming possessed by the same demon that possessed her mother before she died. More and more her husband and psychiatrist are noticing the... See full summary »

Director: Michael Dugan
Stars: Marjoe Gortner, Bobbie Bresee, Norman Burton
Shadowzone (1990)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

After someone is killed in the subterranean project called "Shadowzone," a NASA captain is called in to investigate. In the project, sleeping subjects are induced into a deep EDS state ... See full summary »

Director: J.S. Cardone
Stars: Louise Fletcher, David Beecroft, James Hong
Prey (1977)
Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A deadly shape-shifting alien infiltrates a country house occupied by two lesbians, and proceeds to study their behaviour, for a sinister purpose.

Director: Norman J. Warren
Stars: Barry Stokes, Sally Faulkner, Glory Annen
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

In the distant future, a federation marshal arrives at a research lab on a remote planet where a genetic experiment has gotten loose and begins feeding on the dwindling scientific group.

Director: Allan Holzman
Stars: Jesse Vint, Dawn Dunlap, June Chadwick
Demon Wind (1990)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

With the need to investigate the mysterious death of his grandparents, Cory and his friends assemble back to the old farm where it all began, sixty years earlier.

Director: Charles Philip Moore
Stars: Eric Larson, Francine Lapensée, Rufus Norris
Mortuary I (1983)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Convinced that her father's death was not accidental, a beautiful girl decides to investigate to find out the truth, aided by her boyfriend. Her sleuthing draws her to a local mortuary, where many secrets will be revealed.

Director: Howard Avedis
Stars: Mary Beth McDonough, David Wysocki, Bill Paxton
The Unseen (1980)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A trio of female reporters find themselves staying overnight in a house occupied by a hostile being lurking in the basement.

Director: Danny Steinmann
Stars: Barbara Bach, Karen Lamm, Stephen Furst
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Wings Hauser ... Josh Cameron
Bo Hopkins ... Sheriff Will Stewart
Jody Medford Jody Medford ... Holly Pierce
Lee Montgomery ... Mike Cameron
Marc Clement Marc Clement ... Albert Hogue
Cary Guffey ... Billy
Jennifer Warren ... Dr. Myra Tate
Danny Nelson Danny Nelson ... Jack
Mary Nell Santacroce Mary Nell Santacroce ... Mrs. Mapes
Stuart Culpepper Stuart Culpepper ... Mel
Johnny Popwell Johnny Popwell ... Captain Tom Dawson (as Johnny Popwell Sr.)
Ralph Redpath Ralph Redpath ... Vic
Larry Quackenbush Larry Quackenbush ... Harve
Ralph Pace Ralph Pace ... Art
Wallace Wilkinson ... Mr. Mitchell
Edit

Storyline

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 its 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! Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The seed is planted... The nightmare grows. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Pestilence See more »

Filming Locations:

Norcross, Georgia, USA

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Laurelwood Productions See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

According to writer John C. Kruize the title was changed to "Mutant" prior to release in an attempt to mimic the success of Alien (1979). See more »

Goofs

When Josh discovers Mike in the basement of Mrs Mape's house, the knife wound and bandage have disappeared from Mike's arm. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Myra Tate: Nothing human can have this in its veins and live.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Why such a low score? I thought it was rather good.
18 June 2004 | by Aaron1375See all my reviews

Maybe it is the fact it was scored so low that it surprised me. Everyone talked how bad it was so I just had lower expectations, but in general I thought this was a good horror movie. About a guy and his brother in a town down south, they run into trouble with the local rednecks right away. Then the younger brother disappears at the boarding house the two stay at. The older one then tries to find out what happened to his brother and what is happening to the town. I always like the mysterious town scenario so that is another reason I like this one. Some gore, but most of the killings are a bit to hard to see. I did not let it ruin the movie for me as it did for some of the others who have commented, still though you will notice it is particularly bad in the finish. However, overall I thought it was a good horror movie with a relatively good cast and all. I loved the scene where little Billy gets it...was not expecting that.


19 of 23 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 70 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed