Movies that are slightly off.
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.
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.
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…
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 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 to even the simplest…
the splinter shit n the shark shit was pretty dope but everything else was p lame
Considering it was filmed in 70s, the practical effects are great! I was originally going to give this film a 3 star rating but I've tacked on an extra half a star because... zombie vs shark!!!
one of the Truly Great films tbqh
This movie was cheesy and goofy,but also had some terrifying scenes I wasn't prepared for
Yes! Appreciate the trash!
What's not to love about this, amazing bloody gore, bad dubbing, bad acting, amazing score and perfect makeup and prosthetics. I am a fan of rotten tomatoes, I regularly trust their reviews, but their problem is they review every film in comparison to citizen kane, but films are so so different. You can love films that don't have amazing stories or groundbreaking directing. However in fact i was pretty surprised to see some well done shots and staging in this film, nothing like the 'trash' that comes out these days.
The trash of old is like eating trash from a nandos bin, its still trash, but its still so good, but the 'trash' films made of today like the saw films, are like eating trash from the kebab shop bin.
A perfect midnight film to sit and have a beer and cheer to every death and blood spouting, that wooden stake to the eye though, woo!
One of the creepiest, grimiest, and best zombie movies ever made. Some scenes are brilliant and shocking with violence and effects that hold up today. Great score.
So, yeah, the first half hour of this film kinda sucks out loud, especially as you wonder when it is that you'll get to see another zombie after the intro. Thankfully, Fulci seems to have been aware of that, as the scene following that first act, when an unlucky amateur underwater photographer has to worry about more than sharks in the open sea, is so goddamned insane and ridiculous that it almost single-handedly elevates the entire movie on its own. What follows is not as crazy, but in between the boring dialogue scenes, Fulci goes so overboard on the gore effects that it's hard not to be impressed by the sheer quantity on display, even as the quality tends to…
-- Film #1 of my Lucio Fulci Marathon--
Zombie's poster tag reads "WE ARE GOING TO EAT YOU!", and that's pretty much all you need to know. There are zombies, and they're hungry.
Though the plot is on autopilot, and the zombies are fairly standard, the film finds plenty of room for creativity when it comes to the gore. There's an underwater zombie. A nasty scene involving a broken door and a woman's eye. An unforgettable, first-rate throat bite. There is a gonzo intensity to these moments, and the practical effects make a strong case for quality gore in a pre-digital age.
I was also surprised and pleased with Sergio Salvati's cinematography, which lends the film an arty look. Never…
Saw this nasty bastard in 35mm, forgot how fuggin' nasty it is. So fucking nasty. Still love New York Ripper more.
The 2016 (2nd) edition of the list. You can see the original and more info here.
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