Zombie Brigade (1986)

Australia, UK, 1986
35mm film, colour

An Australian/British horror film directed by Carmelo Musca and Barrie Pattison.


Directors: Carmelo Musca, Barrie Pattison
CM Productions, Seaflower Holdings Pty Ltd, Smart Egg Productions
Executive Producer: Les Lithgow
Producers: Carmelo Musca, Barrie Pattison
Script: Carmelo Musca, Barrie Pattison
Director of Photography: Alex McPhee
Music: John Charles, Todd Hunter
Special Effects: Liddy Reynolds
Production Designer: Julieanne Mills

John Moore (Jimmy)
Khym Lam (Yoshie)
Geoff Gibbs (Mayor Ransom)
Adam A. Wong (Kinoshita)
David Cotgreave (vampire)
Lucien Bunchiou (town citizen)
Dawn Marie Carter (Nora)
Robert Faggetter (Wild)
Ali Roberts (Minister's daughter)
Maggie Wilde West (Madam Rita)
Leslie Wright (Constable Bill Jackson)
Ian Paul Cassidy, Graham Heritage, Brad Williamson ()

Alternative Titles

Brigade des Schreckens – West German title
Night Crawl
Zombie commando – French video title


Cinema Papers no.67 (January 1988) p.67 (Australia) – credits
Encore vol.5 no.14 (13 August 1987) p.21 (Australia) – note
Encore vol.5 no.15 (27 August 1987) p.25 (Australia) – credits
Encore vol.5 no.23 (14 January 1988) pp.34-35 (Australia) – credits, production notes
Journal of Popular Film & Television vol.37 no.1 (Spring 2009) pp.16-25 – article (Dead man still walking: Explaining the zombie renaissance by Kyle Bishop)
Mad Movies no.53 p.49 (France) – illustrated review
Metro: Media & Education Magazine no.138 (2003) pp.24-27 – article (The sharing of one brain: A conversation with the Spierig Brothers by Dave Hoskin)
Screen International no.675 (22 October 1988) p.30 – advertisement
Variety vol. CCCXXXI, Iss. 5 (25 May 1988) p.30 – credits, review (by Strat)

Australia on the Small Screen 1970-1995 by Scott Murray p.166 – credits, synopsis
Australian Horror Films 1973-2010 by Peter Shelley pp.110-114 – credits, synopsis, review
Creature Features Movie Guide Strikes Again by John Stanley p.453 – credits, review
Horror and Science Fiction Films IV by Donald C. Willis p.572