Nightmare City is advertised as a zombie flick – think again. I’m not quite sure what these monsters are, but they are best described as a cross between zombies and vampires. They do not spread their contagion, they can run and jump, and they use weapons such as machetes, knives, axes and guns. This film is much maligned (Jay Slater’s book butchered (sic) it). So I was not expecting much from my $15 purchase. This disc is put out by Anchor Bay. First of all, I should say that I have a soft spot for these Italian films. Watching a new one is a real treat. Bad dubbing, silly dialogue, lots of murders etc. That defines Italian horror for me. I was excited to be seeing a film that I had not yet seen. So is it as bad as people have said? Well, yes. It is bad, and rather silly. But nevertheless, it is bad in a fun kind of way. That’s right, I loved the film! Sure the acting leaves a bit to b desired, and for once, the zombie make-up looks like the people have fallen asleep into their Corn Flake bowls, but the silliness of it is overrun by the fun. Umberto Lenzi of Cannibal Ferox fame gave us this one. We have the usual assortment of gore – throat slashers, breasts being cut off, heads exploding, stabbings, blood sucking, and Fulci eye gore. Honestly, I don’t know how many people die in this film, but it could easily be in the 60 to 70 range. All this comes with that brilliant Italian soundtrack music we all know and love. AB have done their usual job of giving us a 2:35 print to die for. This film looks great. Color are bright, no grain etc. It’s another fine job from the AB team. Extras? An insert with poster art and chapter stop names. A trailer, and a “new interview” with Lenzi. This is 12 minutes long. In it he talks about hating the lead actor, the script, the producer and the original ending (which he changed). No really that interesting, to be honest. Oh – and the ending, I have read that some hate it (Jay Slater clearly did) but I liken it to the ending of Fulci’s Zombie, clearly a bit ragged, but funny anyway. Love the apocalyptic feel. All in all then – yes this film is as bad as everyone says it is – but in a good cheesy way. This film is definitely one I am proud to own for my collection. You get a good laugh, some nice gore, and 90 minutes of cheesy music. Come on!