Release: Sep 26, 2011 - Author: Eiskaltes Grab - Translator: Tony Montana - external link: IMDB
Compared are the shortened UK-VHS released by Apex (BBFC 18) and the uncut German DVD released by Laser Paradise (not rated).
Difference: 38 missing scenes with a total length of 14 minutes and 31 seconds.
"Nights of Terror" is an average zombie flick that withholds really ugly splatter scenes which makes it even more confusing that 14 1/2 min of footage was removed from the old UK-VHS by Apex. But the tape doesn't only lack any violent scenes but also entire blocks of scenes. Fortunately, Vipco released an uncut version with the title "The Zombie Dead" on VHS and DVD in the UK.
The zombie bites a piece of flesh out of the Professor's neck and eats it.
A zombie raises from a dugout and crawls over to Mark and Janet on the ground.
The camera zooms in to the maggot-covered zombie face.
When George shoots several zombies, the not bloody bullet holes are missing. George also says to Evelyn and Michael that they better got their buts someplace safe.
Shot of a bullet hole. Then George who puts a bullet in a zombie's body.
Zombies are scrabbling George's guts and eat them.
Two shots of the maggot-covered face of a zombie plus intercuts to James and Leslie.
While Mark is trying to free Janet's leg from the trap, several come closer pretty fast.
Missing shot of a zombie face after a shot of Mark.
Mark gets choked by a zombie.
Worms ooze out of a zombie eye.
Leslie smashes a zombie's head with a stone.
Now, James smashes a zombie's head with a stone.
Nun zerschlägt James einen Zombie-Kopf mit einem Stein.
Another missing hit.
Tracking shot of a dead zombie.
The group has an encounter with a further zombie. They run like hell.
Shots of a zombie face plus intercuts to Evelyn and Michael.
Extended shot of the burning zombie, he drops on the ground in front of Evelyn and Michael. Another zombie arrives and Evelyn torches him as well.
Zombies try to break up the door.
Kathryn's head is being chopped off by a zombie with a scythe. The head hits the ground and the zombies literally get their teeth into it.
James finds Kathryn's beheaded body hanging out of the window. He comes closer to the window and and notices some zombies down there eating Kathryn's head. So he tosses the body out of the window but it keeps hanging above the ground because the hands got nailed to the wall. But the zombie can get the body down and start eating, which is going to be presented in several different shots.
The zombie pushes Leslie's head to the overhanging pieces of broken glass that bore into her head.
A zombie runs square to Janet and she rams a needle into the zombie's body several times.
James splits a zombie head with a machete.
Evelyn chops off both hand of the zombie hanging at the window. Meanwhile, James gets attacked by another zombie. Mark arrives removes the zombie's face. Cut to Evelyn. The camera tracks to the chopped off hand on the ground.
Now a shot of Evelyn chopping off the head of the last zombie in the room. After a shot of screaming Michael, a shot of a blood splattering stump follows. The remaining body hits the ground.
Evelyn finds her dead son Michael in the bathroom plus "Zombie Leslie" eating Michael's torn off arm. Evelyn walks over to Michael and hugs him while weeping. Then she attacks Leslie and smashes her head against the tub several times. Bloody slime leaks from the head in the tub. When Leslie's dead, Evelyn turns around to her dead son and hugs him again. Then a tracking shot of Leslie's corpse.
James discovers Michael's and Leslie's corpses. Being shocked, he keeps moving.
Two shots of a zombie who passes the scenery plus a shot of the group in the hallway.
Nicholas' death has been entirely remove. The "Zombie Professor" bites a piece of flesh out of the neck. James and Mark can hear him screaming outside and get over there asap. Having arrived, they have to witness the Professor bent over the body, eating the guts. James and Mark keep moving to get away from there.
Another shot of the Professor eating Nicholas' guts after the group left the scenery.
The zombie bites James' neck. Mark, Janet and Evelyn enter the room. They have to witness how James' body gets torn apart and eaten up by the zombies. Mark and the others run, the zombies follow.
Due to a jump cut, the shot of the remaining group finding a house in the woods is missing.
"Zombie Michael" rips off a piece of flesh of his Mom's breast. She screams in agony and presses her hand on the blood-leaking wound.
Another shot of Michael eating Evelyn's breast after a shot of Mark and Janet.
After the shot of Evelyn's face, another shot of gut-eating zombies.
Shot of several eating zombies. Another zombie eats Evelyn. Then a missing shot of Mark, due to continuity reasons.