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…
Saw this nasty bastard in 35mm, forgot how fuggin' nasty it is. So fucking nasty. Still love New York Ripper more.
Bloody hell, that was fun. Shark v zombie with a side of bondage, about sums it up.
Lucio Fulci's "Zombi 2" aka. "Zombie" is an atmospheric horror flick of the very gory kind coming along with a great soundtrack. A definite cult flick of the horror genre, "Zombi 2" is one of the movies that made Lucio Fulci a cult director. The acting in this movie is not the best, but it's not bad either. The makeup is really good, I found the Zombies extremely cool and scary looking. I loved the way this movie is made, Fulci is truly a great horror/splatter film director, and the simple, almost minimalist synthesizer music fits perfectly into this movie and makes it a lot scarier. "Zombi 2" is an extremely violent film, so if you're disgusted by vast amounts of blood and gore, this is probably not your kind of movie. People's intestines are ripped out, people are stabbed in the eye and eaten alive, and all this is very graphic.
The start of Fulci's unstoppable 1979-82 golden era. An absolute essential and a trailblazing milestone in splatter cinema, even if the equally important THE LIVING DEAD AT MANCHESTER MORGUE came five years prior (sort of like how HALLOWEEN is credited with starting the calendar-themed slasher craze, but BLACK CHRISTMAS really got there first). A masterpiece despite no one on the set monitoring Richard Johnson's facial hair continuity.
I want to fuck zombie
B Movie Italian horror classic. Sluggish and extremely campy in parts but the last half of the film pays you well for your interest.
It's a classic and the fact a zombie fights a shark makes it worth.
The last 15 minutes and the shark fight scene make up for the sluggish parts. Essential.
Another classic crossed off the list, albeit one that feels dated in its pacing and visually sparse.
Noteworthy sound design.
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