Vengeance of the Zombies ★★★

This movie is like an occult giallo, with all kinds of different themes piled on top of each other. It’s all too bonkers to not be entertaining. Between the main character played in brownface and the seemingly last-minute zombie makeup, many parts of the movie feel like a bad frat house halloween party. But there are also some cool occult dream sequences, trippy wide-angle photography, and one scene were a zombie kills someone with a beer can … so I guess it kinda evens out?

Whether or not you will like the movie probably depends in large part on your enjoyment (or at least tolerance) of an omnipresent jazz-funk soundtrack. It was annoying to me at first but I warmed up to the absurdity of it after a while.