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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.
Post-narrative. This is not to confirm the common (mis)conception that Fulci is narratively inept (this idea is directly contrasted earlier in his career: Don't Torture a Duckling is a fluid network narrative decades ahead of the vogue; Beatrice Cenci cogently layers differing flashbacks, investigations, and personal reflections). Rather, Fulci here begins his radical stage (culminating in the films he'd make in the 1980s) of dismantling linear plot in order to explore ideas or aesthetics.
Fulci, however, does not fully abandon narrative. Zombie is delineated by the signposts of plot; like several of his most celebrated horror films in the years following, the semblance of narrative coherence maintains a basic structure (a small note: even here, Fulci isn't narratively inept: he…
One giant leap for zombiekind and horror in general, bringing a new focus on bodily destruction and carnage. But it's also a look back, (kind of) reclaiming zombies for their tropical voodoo origins from the atomic-age ghouls they became under Romero. Punishing, but you probably deserve it.
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Lucio Fulci Double Bill #1
I've lost count of how many titles this Lucio Fulci zombie romp has gone over. In the US it's simply known as Zombie (thoughtful title there, lads), in Italy it's known as Zombi 2 to market it as a sequel to Dawn of the Dead (which was known was Zombi over there), but I personally like Zombie Flesh Eaters, which was it's title over here when it became an infamous "video nasty" for it's gory content.
Zombie focuses on a group of people venturing to a Carribbean island after an empty boat full of undead is found on the coast of New York City. The people include a…
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…
Wer hätte gedacht, dass ich in "The Walking Dead"-Zeiten noch Angst vor Zombies im Dunkeln gekommen könnte.
Finally able to track her missing father, a woman joins up with a reporter to search for him on a small Caribbean island where they find an accomplice under siege by voodoo-raised zombies unleashed by irate locals and must help the remaining survivors get away from the creatures.
This was not only the best Italian zombie film ever made but also one of the best horror films ever made. One of the film’s better aspect here is the actual atmosphere of the island which is accomplished through the cinematography in this one which has to be some of the best in the genre. This is a thoroughly underrated feature and really helps to sell this one here as countless scenes…
Always a classic. As an unintended coincidence, I was wearing my Zombie tshirt. Thinking on this statement as I write it, I realize I actually have 2 Zombie tshirts.
Underwater shark vs zombie scene justifies the rest which is middling
I don't like zombies but these dudes fucked me up
zombie vs shark!!
I fell in love with this film the second that zombie took a bite out of a shark.
This is my first Fulci film. I'm already a fan!
In all actuality it's pretty boring. But how can you not love the barn burning at the end? The rising from the grave of the oatmeal dead? I can't separate the effect this movie had on me from its empirical quality, so it gets a pass
The scene where the zombie fights a shark is the most beautiful scene in cinema history fite me.
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