ZombieDirector: Lucio Fulci
This audaciously disgusting spectacle from the late master of gruesome horror, Lucio Fulci, was posited as a semi-sequel to George Romero's Dawn of the Dead, which was released in Italy as Zombi. Tisa Farrow and a group of vacationing tourists travel to an island where they find a doctor (Richard Johnson) who is attempting to cure a condition that reanimates the dead. Things quickly get out of control as undead Spanish conquistadors crawl from their graves hungry for human flesh. The nauseatingly graphic set-pieces by Gianetto de Rossi include a close-up of a woman's eye being pierced by a large shard of wood and a zombie fighting a Great White shark underwater. This relatively well-made shocker was enormously popular worldwide and led to the zombie-gore film becoming the dominant motif of 1980s Italian horror.
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Cast & Crew
|Tisa Farrow||Ann Bowles|
|Ian McCullough||Peter West|
|Richard Johnson||Dr. Menard|
|Al Cliver||Brian Hull|
|Auretta Gay||Susan Barrett|
|Olga Karlatos||Mrs. Menard|
|Elisa Briganti||Original Story,Screenwriter|
|Giovanni Corridori||Special Effects|
|Gianfranco Couyoumdjian||Associate Producer|
|Fabrizio de Angelis||Producer|
|Giannetto De Rossi||Makeup Special Effects|
|Fabio Frizzi||Score Composer|
|Walter Patriarca||Costumes/Costume Designer,Production Designer|
|Giorgio Tucci||Score Composer|
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it was the first zombie movie for me, and the best one I've seen ,but crapy acting...
I had really high expectations from this movie, reading that it was the best zombie movie after the original Night of the Living Dead (which is, in my opinion, the pinnacle of zombie movies). I got this DVD and watched it with my brother, and I spent nearly all the movie laughing at the absurdity of it. I won't go into detail about the blood looking like paint, or the horrible translation, or the ear-shattering sound effects. The movie in itself is good, with some gory scenes (the one in the house with the zombies eating the woman was great!), and some ridiculous ones (the shark scene...that poor shark was drugged!) The DVD looks really grainy at times, and some subtitles wouldn't hurt, either. Is it the best zombie/gore movie out there? No. Is it a definite must-have in any horror collection? Maybe. The good of the movie? The zombie makeups. There's a good scene where worm-eye zombie gets his head squashed. It looks so real! Besides, the movie is watchable and entertaining.
Definately a movie for a fan of pure horror and gore.
How could they have marketed this movie as the sequel to Zombi (Dawn of the Dead)? In Romero's Dawn, it was established that the dead walk and eat the living. This 'sequel' rewrites Romero's movie and slides a cheesy voodoo subtext in to explain why the dead rise. All in all, it wasn't a terrible movie. Some of the gore was good and I loved the soundtrack. It's just that the movie makes a stupid sequel. The DVD is sorta craptacular, too. The picture is rough and grainy. The extras range from a couple of interesting trailors to a banal commentary track by one of the movies stars. Lame.
One of the great Zombie Movies. Not as good as Dawn of the Dead, but still possessing a rustic Charm of its own. The effects are great, Gory as only Fulci could be. Forget about the acting, the cast in this are only food for the Zombies. If you liked this, then get The Beyond also by Fulci.
If you like italian zombie movies, this is for you. A horror collector's must have. The acting is pure cheese, but the Locations, direction, and gore are great !!!!!!!!!!!!