Night Life (1990)


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Coming across as a happy-go-lucky ABC Afterschool Special with gore (by Craig Reardon), this good-natured zombie movie concerns a bullied teen named Archie (Scott Grimes from the Critters series) working for his creepy mortician uncle (John Astin). When the inevitable car accident kills Archie's tormentors and they rise from the grave as flesh-eating ghouls, the effect is not as horrific as it might be. Instead, Grimes' attempts at putting down the creatures brings to mind a kid trying to … More

Rating: R
Genre: Horror , Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Keith F. Critchlow
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On DVD: Jan 9, 1991
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


as Archie Melville

as Charly

as Verlin Flanders
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I love this movie and I grew up on this one. Funny ass, cheesy, gore-filled 80's horror film. Definitely a movie not to be taken seriously. This is another hard to find DVD, but there are VHS copies all over the internet.

"Archie can't catch a break. He works for his slimy uncle Verlin(played by John Astin) as an undertaker's assistant, the girl he lusts after (Fuller) is dating some Neanderthal and the girl he likes is leaving town for good. The school bullies want to kick his ass and college seems like an impossible dream. Just when you think it can't go any worse for the poor schmuck, the bullies die in a car crash (both with their respective girlfriends) and come back from the dead to not only make his life miserable but to try and rip him apart limb by limb."

It's like Fast Times at Ridgemont High meets Return of the Living Dead. Loads of fun and tons of gore, this is a great film for the Halloween season. A must see for a true horror fan(and open minded as well). This movie is pure entertainment, a bloody B movie with lots of eye candy and enough whacky humor to satisfy your needs. Just have fun with this film, because that's what it's meant for in the first place. Highly Recommended!

jd cryptic

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