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City of the Walking Dead

Rating:R
Genre:Horror
Release Date:January 1, 1980
Running time:88 minutes
Cast:Hugo Stiglitz, Mel Ferrer, Laura Trotter, Maria Rosaria Omaggio, Francisco Rabal
Director:Umberto Lenzi
Producer:Diego Alchimede, Luis Méndez
Writer:Antonio Cesare Corti, Luis María Delgado
Distributor:21st Century Distribution

Description: 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 their black-face make-up, if not their eating habits. When Miller tries to notify the citizens that these monsters are on the loose, he is rudely stopped by a nasty general (Mel Ferrer) who does not want to make the public unnecessarily hysterical. The monsters have a molecular structure that is not affected by bullets, and so in imitation of the accepted code that zombies only die with a shot to the head, the general launches his attack aiming for the control center of each zombie head, before everyone is converted into the blood-thirsty monsters. With anemic acting, murky color, and other technical problems, this is simply another zombie film among the masses.~ Eleanor Mannikka, All Movie Guide

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