Night Life (film)

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Night Life
Directed by David Acomba
Produced by Charles Lippincott
Written by Keith Critchlow
Music by Roger Bourland
Cinematography Roger Tonry
Edited by Michael John Bateman
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Release date
  • 1989 (1989)
Running time
89 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Night Life is a 1989 American zombie comedy film directed by David Acomba and starring Scott Grimes, John Astin, and Cheryl Pollak. It centers around a high school nerd named Archie Melville who is harassed from beyond the grave by the zombie corpses of his former high school bullies (recently deceased) after they are brought back to life by a freak lightning storm. It is also known as Grave Misdemeanors.


Archie Melville takes a job with his Uncle Verlin at the mortuary. When the local bullies die in a car crash, they are taken to the mortuary, where they become reanimated. The bullies, now zombies, become even nastier and begin to torment Archie and his friend Charly.



Writing in The Zombie Movie Encyclopedia, academic Peter Dendle called the film "a routine and laborious living-dead exercise".[1] Glenn Kay, who wrote Zombie Movies: The Ultimate Guide, called it a "rather minor teen effort".[2]


  1. ^ Dendle, Peter (2001). The Zombie Movie Encyclopedia. McFarland & Company. p. 117. ISBN 978-0-7864-9288-6. 
  2. ^ Kay, Glenn (2008). Zombie Movies: The Ultimate Guide. Chicago Review Press. p. 165. ISBN 978-1-55652-770-8. 

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