Macabre...ish Horror Review: Dead Heat

 

 

Dead Heat, 1988/ 1 hr 26 min

 

A couple of armed burglars rob a jewelry store and upon leaving are met with hundreds of bullets, but no matter how many times they are hit, they just won’t go down. They aren’t wearing vests and are clearly being injured but they just keep shooting and it’s not until one of them drops a grenade and blows himself up and  the other sandwiched between two cars, does it stop.

It’s not just them though, those 2 are part of a gang called Dash and Grab gang. They are responsible for a spate of armed burglaries in the area, they are violent and show a reckless disregard for their own safety. They don’t seem to die even after being shot, a lot.

And during the robbers autopsies, it is discovered they have had autopsies done before and from the same morgue. During the debriefing with the coroner, the lead detectives, Mortis (Treat Williams) and Bigelow (Joe Piscopo) they discover a rare drug in their tissues.

When the detectives visit the company that makes it, it turns insane quickly with a gun fight, fight with an undead mutant and one of them does not survive but they get a lot of answers and they are mostly horrific.

Also in this movie are Vincent Price, Linnea Quigley, Robert Picardo and Professor Tanaka!