We're about half way through the Underrated Series and have finally reached one of the big genres. I'm expecting lots…
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....
A remarkable cult classic by Lucio Fulci that is as influential to the zombie genre as George A. Romero! Graphic Gore that would make a maggot puke! Hellacious looking zombies! Complete with an unbelievable underwater scene that will rock your world! (And it couldn't have been achieved without horse meat and sedatives!)
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…
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.
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…
Fulci at the peak of his powers; a mistake to think it's nothing more than gore-horror. The Jones/Thrower commentary is a great listen. Original thoughts:
Surprisingly, what keeps coming across to me as I rewatch this is Fulci’s *restraint*, his insistence on building an accumulating dread, the suspense he creates by postponing, and postponing, and postponing. There's the time he spends on the opening scene on the sailboat, or the mini-Master's Class he puts on in setting up (and executing) Mrs. Menard's death. (Not to mention the fact that, once the dread arrives in all its stomach-churning disgust up there on the screen, the scene feels like its never going to let up or end.) ... Also, once you get…
Fulci's best horror pic for my money. More straightforward than his other work (The Beyond, House By The Cemetery, etc.), and tighter structurally, which isn't saying THAT much. The zombie set pieces are great, the gore is generous, and the pacing is brisk.
Cheesy, yet fun and nasty!
Strangers looking for a woman's father arrive at a tropical island where a doctor desperately searches for the cause and cure of a recent epidemic of the undead.
One of the grossest movies I've seen in a while. #dateyescenedoe
Zombi 2 will never be my favourite Fulci movie, and I can't understand why it's so highly rated in the horror world. I mean, it's a decent enough zombie flick, but it's pretty slow, its plot is quite basic and predictable, the music score is dull, and it's neither as crazed nor as cruel as Fulci's best films.
Obviously there's some very good gore, but little else about it really screams "classic" to me.
This was my second Lucio Fulci movie and I was super excited after having my mind blown by 'The Beyond'. But I sort of felt disappointed. It wasn't nearly as mental as I was hoping it to be. It had a good opening, but I felt it kind of peetered out towards the middle with still a few memorable scenes, as in the naughty, nudey zombie/shark attack and a grizzly eyeball piercing, which left me laughing squirming in shock. But still, I don't know. I didn't find any of the characters to be very memorable and I'm not the biggest fan of zombie movies in general. But this is me being fickle. It's a lot of fun. I just had too higher expectations.
"The boat can leave now. Tell the crew."
Still great. The Blu Ray by Arrow Video is amazing.
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Horror movies are by far my favorite, so I've decided to make a list with all of them I remember…