Friday, February 10, 2006

"Mutant" review

Mutant AKA Night Shadows (1984)

Directed by John 'Bud' Cardos
Writing credits Michael Jones

Wings Hauser.... Josh Cameron
Bo Hopkins.... Sheriff Will Stewart
Jody Medford.... Holly Pierce

First of all, the movie I rented was called "Mutant", not "Night Shadows". That title haunts me because it is close to the title of the worst movie I ever saw. It was a supposed werewolf movie called "Night Shadow". Don't ever see "Night Shadow". I'd actually be amazed if anyone could find that cinematic heart attack.

Anyway, "Mutant" is a horror movie starring that great horror movie supplement: Toxic Waste. Toxic Waste is great. It can do anything. In this case, it turns the townspeople into blue faced zombies/mutants. Don't be fooled by the video box cover though. The cover shows off a drooling creature/mutant. Surely a video box cover would never lie! That creature must be in the movie! Sadly, it did lie. It's not the first time a video box cover lied and it won't be the last. So take your blue faced zombies and be happy.

Will you be happy though? Probably not. "Mutant" is fair at best. Blue faced zombies attack our heroes and the viewer wonders where his alien creature went to. Oh yeah. He's in a different movie.

SCORE: 1.5 out of 4 toxic wastes

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