a list that is trying to contain every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the…
We Are Going To Eat You!
A zombie is found aboard a boat off the New York coast which belongs to a famous scientist. Peter West, a journalist, travels to the Antilles with Ann, the daughter of the scientist. On the way, they meet with with Brian, an ethnologist, and Susan. When they arrive at Matul Island, they find Dr. Menard, and discover a terrifying disease which is turning the islanders into horrifying zombies which devour human flesh and seem indestructible....
Ah, the mighty Zombie Flesh Eaters aka Zombie, aka Zombi 2, (and apparently) aka Woodoo. So good to see you looking so well my old friend. Blu Ray suits you. Enough with the pleasantries.
While sprinting Zombies were briefly exciting back in the early 2000's, the shuffle Zombie will always reign supreme and this is a shining example of the genre. A feast of bloody, maggot ridden close ups, detailed effects work, well executed and imaginative set pieces all scored appropriately by a plodding synthesised soundtrack.
To boot, the acting is uniformly excellent, the camera work professional and the mood suitably foreboding.
This is the most successful of Fulci's back catalogue I've seen. The simple, linier story make it accessible, intelligible and ultimately as entertaining as hell. I also obviously appreciate the brutally downbeat ending and legendary gore sequences which still happily pack a seriously sickening punch to the guts.
Bravo maestro, bravo.
Junesploitation: Day 1 – Zombies!
A cautionary tale about why you should never build a scientific research facility on a remote island which is also for some reason a burial ground for Spanish Conquistadors. The most interesting thing about Lucio Fulci's Zombie aside from its amorphous chronology (originally titled Zombi 2, it was intended as a sequel to George Romero's Dawn of the Dead, which was known as Zombi in Italy) is the way Fulci uses the same style to shoot both gore and nudity. He's famous for his special effects, but here his camera caresses the living body as much as the dead. Fulci shows his love for the flesh in general, as he seems to see beauty both…
I was watching Kiss Me Deadly tonight but I fell asleep half an hour in and when I woke up, this was just about to come on. It's great having access to a telly for the first time in 2 years!
Of course, waking from a sleep and being plunged immediately into the relentlessly confusing world of Italian horror films and their million alternate titles and pretending to be sequels to films they have no actual relation to and their bizarre nonsensical plots is probably not the wisest idea that I've ever had.
But the reputation of Zombie Flesh Eaters, which I know this film as, precedes it and I've been meaning to see it for years. Also, I've never…
What is there left to say about Lucio Fulci's 1979 classic zombie flick that hasn't been said before? I've watched this film so many times and it grows on me more and more with each viewing.
Cashing in on Romero's success of 'Dawn Of The Dead', Fulci provides a zombie film that literally goes straight for the jugular and is up there with the best the genre has to offer.
I first saw this film in it's watered down, cut version when I was about 13. Famously in England, it was on the 'Video Nasty' list and cut to shit. On my first viewing at my immature age, I was disappointed with the lack of gore and had trouble with…
A.K.A. Zombie Flesh Eaters... A.K.A. The unofficial Italian sequel to Romero's Dawn of The Dead. (!) Which has nothing to do with it plot-wise!
Just purchased the new restored and uncut version of this from Arrow Video, and I have to admit: I love it. The ban it received during the "video nasty" hysteria was totally uncalled for. If anybody had a problem with it, it should've been for its silliness. But, it is the silliness that lets Zombie Flesh Eaters stand the test of time; where else would you find a zombie wrestle a shark in the Caribbean? Only in a Italian zombie flick, that's where!
The great thing about masters like Lucio Fulci, he has the balls to…
My first Fulci is a rousing success. I haven't reacted that much to gore in a long, long time. Beautifully done and disgustingly perfect.
* 35mm theatrical screening.
that characters suck. they are even stupider and slower than the zombies. some cool gore in the middle and a the shark vs zombie epic scene!
Ich glaube, wenn man über klassische Horror-/Zombiefilme redet, dann gehört dieser dazu. Hat Spaß gemacht.
I had to include another Lucio Fulci film in this, so why not go with my personal favorite Fulci film, Zombi 2. I’ll never forget the first time I heard about this movie. It actually came as a recommendation from my father who kept talking about this “splinter” scene. He talked about it for awhile but back in the mid 90s with no internet it was hard to track down. Then one day when I was in Blockbuster I spotted the VHS for Zombie. It was an instant rent.
That night I sat down with it and plopped it into the VCR. The mood was perfect with a raging thunderstorm going on in the background. As a matter of fact the storm got so bad at one point that it actually knocked the power out while I was watching the film. Needless to say it left a major impression on me. One of my all time favorite zombie films. Period.
Definitely my favorite zombies. Why do so many people Fulci's films get injured in the eye?
This is a great zombie film. The story has a buildup and the characters feel well developed. It's not just zombies to show zombies.
Maybe we're all zombies fighting sharks, maaaaannn.
The beginning of this movie was brutally good, & then it became slow & honestly boring. DID NOT finish watching it.
We're about half way through the Underrated Series and have finally reached one of the big genres. I'm expecting lots…
In early June, 2013, my best friend killed herself.
She took a cab to the middle of nowhere and vanished,…