We Are Going To Eat You!
Zombi 2 (also known as Zombie, Island of the Living Dead, Zombie Island, Zombie Flesh-Eaters and Woodoo) is a 1979 zombie horror film directed by Lucio Fulci. It is perhaps the best-known of Fulci's films and made him a horror icon. Though the title suggests this is a sequel to Zombi (the Italian title of George A. Romero's Dawn of the Dead), the films are unrelated. When the film was released in 1979 it was scorned for its extremely bloody content, notably by the UK's Conservative government.
My father's father always say: when the Earth spit out the dead, they shall come back to suck the blood from the living.
I fully realize that some (or a lot of) people will give me a funny look for thinking this is a good film, but I truly do. My experience so far with Lucio Fulci films is that sometimes it's hard to look past the putrid gore to see the talent behind the camera. I do question if Fulci actually directed the entire film though.
I'm sure he directed the majority of it, it's just there's a few of the New York scenes that are devoid of any sort of style especially compared…
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…
Many zombie films jump the shark, this one fights it!
Ian McCulloch was something of a post apocalyptic cult favourite after his stint on Terry Nation's BBC TV series Survivors, here he gets the leading man role opposite Mia Farrow's sister Tisa, before continuing a mini career in zombie horror.
The film's novel enough with some creepy moments, some good action set pieces, some bizarre ones (the aforementioned zombie v shark!) and a nice enough main score, but the pace sometimes flags, especially in the middle.
aka Zombi 2, Zombie Flesh Eaters, Woodoo.
Whereas most Zombie films use either a 'Voodoo' or 'Science' plot device, Lucio Fulci's legendary horror combines both in an island setting with an odd soundtrack and great gore/effects. Clever bookend scenes as well. 8/10.
I got a ton of films for christmas and now things have returned to normality, I'm going to start fighting my way through them. First is the blu-ray of Zombie Flesh Eaters.
I don't know how I've avoided this for so long, it's exactly the type of film I normally try to seek out so I sat down with great expectations of a exploitation gorefest. To its credit ZFE tries to be a bit more serious, sure there's lots of blood and some naked ladies scuba-diving, but behind that is a plot with a bit of substance concerning a voodoo curse and a doctor trying to find a cure. Unfortunately the story isn't developed as far as I would have…
"When the earth spits out the dead... They will return to tear the flesh of the living..."
This is far superior to Dawn of the Dead in my humble opinion (the original, perhaps not the remake). The Italians knew their thing, and Lucio Fulci was the king of beautifully photographed "squirm horror". In this cult classic he slowly drives a splinter through a woman's eyeball in extreme closeup. He also has a real shark fight it out with a zombie right after a woman has dived through the area topless - movie scenes don't get much better than that!
This is only the second time I've seen this one, but I came to appreciate it a lot more this time…
I cannot tell you how refreshing it was to watch this 70s zombie flick after having endured the later George A. Romero films (post Day of the Dead). And yes, I'm calling this viewing experience "refreshing", despite it being filled with the flesh eating undead. What a joy it was to finally be shocked, scared and grossed-out by what I was seeing, rather than be bored out of my brains.
Set on the island of Matool, the film sees Anne Bowles (Tia Farrow) and sandy-haired journalist Peter West (Ian McCulloch) team up to investigate strange goings-on following the disappearance of Anne's father. Through the help of resident doctor David Menard, and couple Bryan and Susan, they discover that the island's…
One of the best Zombie movies ever made. Some great FX and Zombie vs Shark violence. The score amazing.
Shark vs zombie fight what more could you want
Being a horror movie fan, I've heard a lot about Lucio Fulci, the italian zombie-master. His movies are not exactly easy to find, so I had only seen one of his movies before: Paura nella città dei morti viventi, or City of the Living Dead (just sounds fancier in italian, doesn't it?), and that didn't impress me much. But Zombi 2 is his most well-known movie, so I was pretty curious to see what the fuss was all about. Little sidenote: Zombie 2 was marketed in Europe as a sequel to Romero's Dawn of the Dead (marketed in Europe under the title Zombi), but it's absolutely unrelated to Romero's work. Well, except that it has zombies, of course.…
For all it's flaws? I think it's more entertaining than 'Dawn of the Dead'.
I own this film on DVD and Bluray and have seen it a few times now. Being a zombie film enthusiast, I must say that it's nowhere near the best zombie films, but still a bit better than some of the more over-the-top films.
Directed by Italian B-movie director Lucio Fulci, it cashed in on the success of George Romero's ever-popular 1978 zombie flick Dawn of the Dead. Released only a year after the aforementioned film, it originally had the title of Zombi 2, to make European audiences think it was a sequel to Zombi: Flesh Eaters, the Dario Argento cut of Dawn of the Dead.
Though the film is an average length of around 90 minutes, it suffers from…
It's always a schlock, gory and nasty pleasure to watch this one. Although it's very raw and in your face, touches of italian class like cinematography, score and location elevates what would normally be a standard zombie movie to a one of a kind Spaghetti Horror....
And it has a fucking zombie fighting a shark, when you have this in a movie, you shut the fuck up, you sit the fuck down, and you appreciate your new favorite horror movie.
They just don't make them like this anymore.
Definitely one of the better zombie classics. Like many Italian films, the soundtrack has a terrific catchy theme. Besides some creative kills we also get a great scene featuring a surprise swim with an underwater zombie, and the English track is so well done (not to mention appropriate for the characters) that I actually preferred it over the subtitled original Italian. Add to that a killer ending and you've got a film that's clearly one of the genre's best.