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Night Life (1989)

R | | Horror | 9 January 1991 (USA)
Archie is a "brain" at a small town high school who works part-time at his uncle's mortuary and is harassed by a few of the popular kids because of it. His harassers die in an automobile ... See full summary »

Director:

David Acomba

Writer:

Keith Critchlow (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Grimes ... Archie Melville
John Astin ... Verlin Flanders
Cheryl Pollak ... Charly Dorn
Anthony Geary ... John Devlin
Alan Blumenfeld ... Frank
Kenneth Ian Davis ... Rog Davis
Darcy DeMoss ... Roberta Woods
Lisa Fuller Lisa Fuller ... Joanie Snowland
Mark Pellegrino ... Allen Patumbo
Phil Proctor ... Randolph Whitlock
Warwick Deeping Warwick Deeping ... Dwyer
John De Bello ... Policeman #1 (as John DeBello)
G.E. Miller G.E. Miller ... Policeman #2
Ed White Ed White ... Coroner
Biff Yeager ... Paramedic #1
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Storyline

Archie is a "brain" at a small town high school who works part-time at his uncle's mortuary and is harassed by a few of the popular kids because of it. His harassers die in an automobile accident, and the bodies are taken to his uncle's mortuary. Archie is pulling a late night at the mortuary when he sees a storm brewing. Lighting strikes! They're alive! The preppie bullies continue to torment him - as zombies. Written by David McHale <60mchale@cua.edu>

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There's good reason to be afraid of the dark.

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Horror

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 January 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Campus Spirits See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA

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Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

| (Québec)

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Scott Grimes performed a fair share of his own stunts. See more »

Goofs

Just past 1.07.40, the zombie falls off the car twice. See more »

Crazy Credits

Dedicated to Arthur Knight whose "knight Life" gave so many of us our start. - C.L. See more »

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Referenced in Best of the Worst: Our VHS Collection (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Life is but a Dream
Written by Raul Cita (uncredited) and Hy Weiss (uncredited)
Performed by The Harptones
Courtesy of Old Town Records
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Wow, a horror comedy that's actually good
26 September 1998 | by TamponSee all my reviews

Blimey. This one turned out to be a real surprise! Its got a half decent story, characters you care about, nice make up effects. It's scary, isn't overly gory, the funny bits never get in the way of the serious stuff. What a film!


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