MUTANT
   1. Variant title of the film FORBIDDEN WORLD (1982).
   2. Film (1983; vt Night Shadows). Film Ventures International. Dir John Bud Cardos, starring Wings Hauser, Bo Hopkins, Jennifer Warren, Jody Medford, Cary Guffey, Lee Montgomery. Screenplay Peter Z. Orton, Michael Jones, John C. Kruize. 99 mins. Colour.
   When their car is wrecked by fun-loving good ole boys, two city slickers are trapped in a little town whose inhabitants have been turning strange since an unscrupulous chemical company started dumping toxic waste nearby. A low-budget sensationalist film, this has more than its share of blue-faced, yellow-drooling mutant zombies, but also takes some care with its pleasantly offbeat characterization (Hauser is fine as the hero who just wants to get the hell out of town) and its nonstop action (there's an immaculate scare sequence with hero and heroine cornered in the school toilets by pre-teen monsters). The picture was begun by director Mark Rosman (The House on Sorority Row (1983)) but Cardos, of KINGDOM OF THE SPIDERS (1977) and The Day Time Ended (1979; vt Vortex), stepped in - as he did when Tobe Hooper was fired from The Dark (1978) - and efficiently took over.
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