“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. From retrospective reviews, Sight & Sound referred to the film as a “spirited, if preposterous, zombie saga” with a “deeply contrived ending”. John Kenneth Muir in his review of 1980s horror cinema, referred to Nightmare City referred to the film as a “cobbled together disaster” 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. 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”. 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”. 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”.’
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