Incubo sulla cittą contaminata (Nightmare City) (Invasion by the Atomic Zombies) (1980)

Incubo sulla cittą contaminata (Nightmare City) (Invasion by the Atomic Zombies)


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Miller (Hugo Stiglitz) is a reporter on to something when he sees passengers disembark from a plane and start attacking and murdering whomever they come across -- no, they are not upset with their service, they are zombies -- or more accurately ghouls who need human blood to stay alive. While flight attendants may contend that more than one ghoul is on any flight, this group was contaminated by a man exposed to radiation that leaked from a nuclear plant, and they are hereafter identifiable by … More

Rating: R
Genre: Art House & International, Horror
Directed By:
Written By: Piero Regnoli, Jose Luis Delgado, Antonio Cesare Corti
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 6, 2002
21st Century Distribution


as Maj.Holmes

as Gen. Murchinson

as Dr. Anna Miller
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Critic Reviews for Incubo sulla cittą contaminata (Nightmare City) (Invasion by the Atomic Zombies)

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | April 7, 2002
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

This profound subversion of our critical and aesthetic assumptions confronts us - like a logical paradox that seems both true and false - with a film that seems both awful and entertaining.

Full Review… | June 24, 2014

Both the crypto-zombies of Nightmare City and the film itself are fast-paced sons of bitches without so much as a whisper of a thought inside their heads.

Full Review… | April 25, 2008
Slant Magazine

The movie is piled high with cheese, but makes for a tasty guilty pleasure.

Full Review… | October 23, 2005
Juicy Cerebellum

September 24, 2005

Audience Reviews for Incubo sulla cittą contaminata (Nightmare City) (Invasion by the Atomic Zombies)


Radioactive waste turns people into super-strong blood drinking maniacs. Big, dumb, gory Italian zombie movie, the kind where the monsters "accidentally" rip off their female victim's blouse before ripping out her heart. It's OK if that's what you're looking for, but it's of zero interest outside its genre.

Greg S

Super Reviewer

Before there was 28 Days Later there was Nightmare City, a zombie film like no other. A totally different zombie experience, Nightmare City breaks ground in the genre by having faster, more sadistic zombies that George Romero's zombies. Nightmare City is a one entertaining zombie flick with plenty of juicy bits to please the zombie connoisseur. The film is very original and Umberto Lenzi has crafted a little known gem thats waiting to be discovered by hardened zombie fans. Nightmare City is an underrated gem of the genre, and it is fairly obscure. But if you're lucky to find this film and you crave the zombie genre, then watch this film. The film is definitely a different type of zombie film, and it works well because it's so exciting to see something different in the zombie, a much more aggressive type of zombie, and who knows, maybe this gave the inspiration to the faster zombies of 28 Days Later. Nightmare City is a fine director, and he has crafted a memorable zombie film. Nightmare City is a refreshing and totally different zombie going experience, and considering that this was made in the early 1980's, Nightmare City could easily be seen as groundbreaking film in the genre where most zombie films of the era had slow walking zombies. Nightmare City is a must see if you love classic zombie films.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer


I think Hugo Stiglitz is a pretty cool guy, he fights infected people (NOT ZOMBIES) and doesn't afraid of anything.

Tsubaki Sanjuro

Super Reviewer

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