Legion of the Night (1995)
Nomination Year: 2005
SYNOPSIS: A scientist and his assistant discover a way to reanimate dead tissue, and are blackmailed by a Mob boss into using these cybernetic zombie assassins (CZAs) to commit crimes.
At one point they resist, and the scientist is killed (his assistant merely wounded). The scientist's son then comes into the picture [literally], and after being killed, he is transformed into a CZA to hunt down and destroy both the Mob boss and the remaining CZAs under his control.
- Most Ludicrous Premise
CZAs: Cybernetic Zombie Assassins
The assistant explains to the scientist's son what they've been working on all these years.
Zombification Ruins Your Peripheral Vision
Our undead hero gets clobbered by a CZA attacking from "hiding."
- Worst Science
Super Zombie Adrenaline, Just Like Daddy Used Uo Make
The assistant explains how the CZA procedure works. Sort of.
- "Cutting Butter With A Chainsaw"
How To Get Out of Organized Crime
You don't. The Doc gets a ton of lead, along with the CZAs, computer equipment (bearing bright yellow "University of Michigan Property Disposition" tags), chairs, wall, etc.
- Crummiest Ending
Hero very suddenly and pointlessly killed by cops. Movie abruptly ends.
- Actors/Directors of Note
Actor Claim to Fame Tim Lovelace Jeff Rector narrowly avoided "Worst Acting" nomination in 2005 for Legion of the Night ... twin brother Jerry is also an actor Ron Asheton Former guitarist and bassist for the Stooges. Heather Fine
Director Claim to Fame Matt Jaissle Producer/Director of Back from Hell and others
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