Nightmare City (1981)

'Director Umberto Lenzi felt the film was not to be labeled as a zombie film but a "radiation sickness movie" with hints of an anti-nuclear and anti-military message.' -Wikipedia

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“way too silly to be taken seriously for even the briefest moments” and that it is “not a good movie, but it is a ridiculously good guilty pleasure with some genuine surprises.
Rated-R, Horror, (1980) 
Nightmare City on Wikipedia:
 ‘first released in the United States in 1983 under the title City of the Walking Dead.[5][6]  From retrospective reviews, Sight & Sound referred to the film as a “spirited, if preposterous, zombie saga” with a “deeply contrived ending”.[1] John Kenneth Muir in his review of 1980s horror cinema, referred to Nightmare City referred to the film as a “cobbled together disaster”[7] Muir went on to say it’s not the worst zombie film of the 1980s which he felt belonged to Hell of the Living Dead.[7] The assistant professor Danny Shipka of Louisiana State University described the film as “absolutely terrible in every way” as well as referring to poor make-up effects, poor acting and a plot that “makes no sense”.[5] In the book Zombie Movies: The Ultimate Guide, a review opined that the film is “way too silly to be taken seriously for even the briefest moments” and that it is “not a good movie, but it is a ridiculously good guilty pleasure with some genuine surprises”.[3] In The Zombie Movie Encyclopedia, academic Peter Dendle wrote that the film is “at the best of moments, a forced and pointless test of endurance”. Dendle described the zombies as “utterly unconvincing”.’[8]
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