Night LifeWe are rolling right through with more horror films for Cheeseball Cinema cause we all know there are tons of them. For this week’s Cheeseball Cinema film, we are looking at a very different zombie film than most of you are used to with the 1989 film Night Life which was directed by David Acomba (Hank Williams: The Show He Never Gave). The film centers around Archie (Scott Grimes), a nerd in a small town who is looking to get out of the town by getting into college. The only problem is that he can’t afford school so he works at his Uncle’s Mortuary in order to do so. Did I mention, that there a couple of jocks and there girlfriends who terrorize him any chance they get? After a prank, the four kids are involved in an automobile accident and they end up at the mortuary where Archie works. One night, lightning strikes the house and it brings the back to life where they continue to terrorize poor Archie. The film also stars John Astin (Return Of The Killer Tomatoes!) as Uncle Flanders, Cheryl Pollak (My Best Friend Is A Vampire) as Charly, Anthony Geary (UHF) as John, Alan Blumenfeld (Righteous Kill) as Frank, Kenneth Ian Davis (Porky’s II: The Next Day) as Rog, Darcy DeMoss (Friday The 13TH Part VI: Jason Lives) as Roberta, Lisa Fuller (The Monster Squad) as Joanie, Mark Pellegrino (The Number 23) as Allen, and Phil Proctor (Toy Story) as Randolph Whitlock.

night life 3All I can really say about the film is that it is very unique in a way and it has some interesting differences than most zombie films. First off, it’s almost an hour in to the film before anyone becomes a zombie and the film is only 1 and 28 minutes long. The film also has a very unique scene in that it has a zombie sex scene. Don’t worry, it doesn’t show anything, but it’s implied when you see Archie under the bed and the bed is rocking. The zombies are also a lot different in this film than most because they are not slow and they are not asking for brains. They actually move like humans, they drive cars, and they are just as sadistic dead as they were alive in this film. For those wondering if there is any T&A in this film, there is not and in fact the only thing you get to see is Lisa Fuller in some black lingerie. It’s an interesting take on the zombie genre for those who are interested. The acting was pretty good especially from John Astin who plays a good asshole Uncle with your future in his hands. The only problem I had with the film was some of the interactions between Grimes character and some of the bullies. Other than that I didn’t really find too much wrong with the film to begin with. Check it out for yourself on Youtube as we speak. On a scale of one being close to an A-List Hollywood film and five being the cheesiest film of all time I am going to give this one a 2.1 for a final grade.


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