Zombie Night (2013 film)

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Zombie Night
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Screenplay by
Story byRichard Schenkman
Directed byJohn Gulager
Starring
Theme music composerAlan Howarth
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Production
ProducerDavid Michael Latt
CinematographyDamian Horan
EditorBobby K. Richardson
Running time88 minutes
Production companyIndy Entertainment
DistributorThe Asylum
Release
Original networkSyfy
Original release
  • December 10, 2013 (2013-12-10)

Zombie Night is a 2013 American zombie horror film directed by John Gulager (Feast, Piranha 3DD),[1] written by Keith Allan and Delondra Williams from a story by Richard Schenkman, and starring Anthony Michael Hall, Daryl Hannah, Jennifer Taylor, Alan Ruck, and Shirley Jones.

Plot[edit]

In a small California town,[2] two families must survive a zombie attack until sunrise.[3]

Cast[edit]

  • Anthony Michael Hall as Patrick Jackson
  • Daryl Hannah as Birdy Lincoln-Jackson
  • Alan Ruck as Joe 'Joseph' Madden
  • Rachel G. Fox as Tracie Jackson
  • Shirley Jones as Nana Barbara Lincoln
  • Jennifer Taylor as Karin Madden
  • Daniel Ross as Perry Madden
  • Gibson Bobby Sjobeck as Nathan Madden
  • Zoe Canner as Irina
  • Tia Robinson as Janice
  • Rogelio T. Ramos as Officer Vincent Lopez
  • Diane Ayala Goldner as Officer Johnson
  • Hayley Derryberry as Bloody Woman
  • Destiny Hernandez as Teresa
  • Keith Allan (as Keith Allen) as Looter
  • Esteban Cueto as Grounds keeper
  • Jordan James Smith as Jared
  • Meg Rutenberg as Rachel
  • James Mullen Henderson as Desperate Man
  • Jane Osborn as Desperate Woman
  • Nicholas S. Williams as Churchgoer
  • Daniel Moorehead as Dizzy
  • Bryan R. Glaser as Bryan
  • David Hill as Police Officer
  • Diane Chambers as Decaying Old Woman in cemetery

Production[edit]

Director John Gulager used amputees to portray zombies. He cited special effects as one of the highlights of a zombie film.[4]

Release[edit]

Zombie Night premiered on Syfy on October 26, 2013, and it was released on DVD on December 10, 2013.[5]

Reception[edit]

Michael Storey of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette called it a sub-par zombie film that lacks humor or camp.[6] Brian Lowry of Variety called it "a brain-dead exploitation pic" that is "an almost comically amateurish effort".[7] Andrew Dowler of Now wrote, "Zombie Night brings enough energy, skill and gore to its basic Night Of The Living Dead story to provide light entertainment on a chilly night."[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Zombie Night (2013) - John Gulager | Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related". AllMovie. Retrieved 2020-02-10.
  2. ^ "Zombie Night (2013) - John Gulager | Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related". AllMovie. Retrieved 2020-02-10.
  3. ^ "Zombie Night (2013) - Overview - TCM.com". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 2020-02-10.
  4. ^ Keveney, Bill (2013-10-22). "Zombies stalk your weekend TV viewing". USA Today. Retrieved 2014-02-18.
  5. ^ Barton, Steve (2013-09-11). "Artwork Premiere for John Gulager's Zombie Night". Dread Central. Retrieved 2014-02-18.
  6. ^ Storey, Michael (2013-10-24). "Syfy's Zombie Night (below) par for the course". Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Retrieved 2014-02-18.
  7. ^ Lowry, Brian (2013-10-25). "TV Review: 'The Returned' (Les Revenants), 'Zombie Night' – More Dead People Walking". Variety. Retrieved 2014-02-18.
  8. ^ Dowler, Andrew (2013-01-09). "Zombie Night". Now. 33 (19). Retrieved 2014-02-19.

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