Directed by Mark Goldblatt
Two cops will stop at nothing - even their own deaths - to bag paranormal bad guys in this 80's horror-comedy from the editor of NIGHTBREED. Detectives Mortis and Bigelow discover a chemical company uses zombies to carry out crimes. But when Mortis is turned into one himself, he's got to solve his own murder before he decays. DEAD HEAT's clever fusion of gore, action and humor paved the way for recent Shudder favorites like JACK BROOKS: MONSTER SLAYER and JOHN DIES AT THE END. Horror icons Vincent Price, Linnea Quigley and Dick Miller make cameo appearances.
Two cops will stop at nothing - even their own deaths - to bag paranormal bad guys.
Cast: Treat Williams, Joe Piscopo, Vincent Price
never knew Treat Williams was in a horror movie before! this was certainly a nice "treat" to say the least! 😉
oldie but good
The quality of a film is a weird subjective thing. In many ways, when judging on success of intention, a film as dumb as this can succeed more than something vying for more depth. It hits all the buddy cop beats, cheesy one liners, angry captain, with some zombie horror weirdness thrown in for good measure. It knows it's goofy, but without the cynical way a modern "bad on purpose" movie would. It just delights in it's own stupidity, and you either enjoy that, or you don't.