The film starts off disgusting with a graphic scene of necrophilia by Cornelius (Wayne W. Johnson) of a woman with STD who died from radiation sickness. The film then become a rape-zombie film, but nothing like "Lust of the Dead." Christine (Rebecca C. Kasek) introduces the "teen" cast going on holiday which formula-wise sets her up for the Final Girl...but the black guy (Tarrence Taylor) doesn't die first.
The appearance of Scream Queen Brinke Stevens early on as a teacher cameo, sets you up for an homage/ spoof film. The characters have the names Freddy, Jason, Christine, Carrie, Samara, Pam (Jason's mom) and Dirk (?) ...not Ash? I started to make a list of the gross and disgusting scenes, but found it was easier to list the non-disgusting scenes. About every scene ended with something either barf-worthy or off colored humor. I will mention there is a Hershey squirt to the face and use of used feminine hygiene product as food. There is also the formula creepy store owner and creepy motel owner. I loved the cigarette gag. The only other dead person I know who can keep a cigarette lit indefinitely is Keith Richards.
A Groovy Gore Fest replete with Toxic Zombies, Beautiful Ladies, & Unexpected Humor !!! 10/10 Author: timodo from New York 15 May 2017 *** This review may contain spoilers ***
WAYNE W JOHNSON leads this Troop of Marvelous Young Acting Talent as "Cornelius", the Amorous Hospital Janitor, who is the first to succumb to the ravishing disease by indulging in the Charms of a Perfectly Proportioned Noxious "Female Corpse" portrayed by the Beautiful JENNIE RUSSO ! Wayne is Frightening as "Cornelius", but Brutally Terrifying when he becomes Zombified . His Facial Expressions are Priceless, even under all the make-up !
Legendary "Scream Queen" BRINKE STEVENS soon appears as the Up-Beat "Teacher" to her misfit students; which sets up the Student Road Trip to Hell ! The Students are well cast & the the Young Lovelies look Glorious ! Outstanding Actress with the Alluring Beauty, NICOLA FIORE, is the Enticing "Pam" ! The other Proficient Young Actresses are JANET MAYSON as "Betty", REBECCA C. KASEK as "Christine", & TONI ANN GAMBALE as "Carrie"! The Over-Zealous Leading Young Man "Dirk" is Portrayed by TREY HARRISON, & MICHAEL MERCHANT is the Self-Obsessed FunnyMan, "Freddy"; & of course BRETT JANESKI is "Meatball" ! KERA O'BRYON is Remarkable as the Always Frightening "Sue"; & KIRK LaSALLE is the Unlucky "Mailman"
AL LAWLER is Brilliant as the Motel Owner "Sunny", who along with his degenerate Family, BRIE STRAITON & BRETT JANESKI, bring another Dimension into the Story !
Director JONATHAN STRAITON does an incredible job of bringing all this Talent together & bringing this Shocking Gem of of Film to Fruition!
"Night of Something Strange" should not be missed by Lovers of a Good Scary Time !
If you love high quality horror with MAXIMUM gore factor, you will love this movie. The director left no stone unturned in this gortastic film. It was one of the most terrifying and disgusting zombie story lines I've seen, and I loved it! I appreciated the fact that the SFX were believeable, unlike so many other horror movies I've seen lately. The actors nailed it, and I will probably have nightmares for a month! Scary Cary, Scary Cary! Ahhhhhhhh! Her character was scary, but the most intimidating and horrific character was Cornelius. I loved them all, really. The writer and director definately went above and beyond to absolutely SHOCK the audience. I'm still in shock!
I bought the DVD of this at a recent charity/horror convention and, WOW--I can't think of a horror flick that's this funny, this gory, this outrageous and this well-shot all at the same time. You want to know the BEST way to start a horror movie? The first 2 minutes of this are a text book example!
I've see a lot of horror movies in my day and don't expect to see anything truly unique and clever very often, so I was big time surprised at the twists and turns and laughs this movie provides. So many laugh out loud moments! Funny but still utterly horrific. One of my faves.
When it comes to gruesome, sickening, horror comedy this movie leaves no stone unturned! My idea of disgusting kept getting one upped. You've probably had a wet dream, well, Night Of Something Strange will give you wet nightmares!