Not the zombie film I expected or the one the cover sells, but nonetheless a terrific Italian horror gem from Pupi Avati.
Like his best film, House with the Laughing Windows, this is a slow burn that relies on characterization and a gloomy, brooding atmosphere of constant dread to create something truly unsettling. There isn’t any excessive gore or anything like that, but there are some pulse pounding scenes and memorably creepy moments.
I must admit that the version I watched was a rip that was not professionally captioned so the subtitles were about a minute off from the action which made it confusing at times. I need to pick up the blu for this because I could see it shooting up to a 4.5 on a rewatch.
Love that American slasher inspired opening/closing theme!