Night Shadows [Mutant]

John Cardos (director)
Peter Z. Orton, Michael Jones, John C. Kruize (screenwriters)
Lee Montgomery, Cary Guffey, Wings Hauser, Bo Hopkins (starring)

Encino, CA: Laurelwood Productions, 1983. Revised Shooting Script for the 1984 film, released to theaters as "Night Shadows," but retitled on video as "Mutant," retaining that title for all subsequent releases. Copy belonging to special effects coordinator Paul Stewart, with his name on the title page, and annotations throughout in manuscript ink. Stewart is notable for having also worked on "Fat City" (1972), "The Exterminator" (1980), "Heaven's Gate (1980), "Predator" (1987), "Thelma and Louise" (1991), and "Planet of the Apes" (2001).

Two brothers vacation to a small Southern town, only to find most of the inhabitants have turned into bloodthirsty zombies due to toxic waste. One of the brothers goes missing, and it's up to the second brother, a local sheriff, and a sexy school teacher to find him (or hunt him down).

Shot on location in Georgia.

Blue wrappers with paper title label. Title page present, dated July 29, 1983, noted as SHOOTING SCRIPT, with credits for screenwriters Orton, Jones, and Kruize. 134 leaves, with last page of text numbered 106. Mechanical duplication, with blue revision pages throughout, dated 8/8/83. Pages and wrapper Near Fine, bound internally with three silver brads.

Lentz, p. 1350. Thrower, Nightmare USA.

[Book #139199]