Zombie Flesh Eaters 1979

director: Lucio Fulci  


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Italy

Alternative Titles

  • Zombi 2
  • L'enfer des zombies
  • Woodoo - Die Schreckensinsel der Zombies

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Synopsis

A small unmanned sailing ship enters New York harbour. Upon examination by police, a strange living person emerges, kills a policeman and although shot several times, disappears over the side of the vessel. New York becomes the new hunting ground for the ever increasing number of Zombis who relive after death and subsist on the blood and flesh of the living.

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Available on VHSAvailable on Betamax

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Distributor Infinity Video Sales
Catalogue Number VE01052
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Printed Classification R
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by Lee James Turnock
Considering it began life as nothing more than a quick cash-in on George A. Romero's [i]Dawn of the Dead[/i] (which was re-cut and reshaped for Italian audiences by none other than Dario Argento, with an appropriately eerie soundtrack by prog rockers Goblin) and Lucio Fulci was a last minute replacement for Enzo Castellari, [i]Zombie Flesh Eaters[/i] has done pretty well for itself, and its ongoing reputation as one of the key texts of splatter cinema is due in no small part to Vipco's decision to release a 'STRONG UNCUT VERSION!' at a time when the truncated BBFC-approved X-rated version was still doing the rounds of cinemas up and down the country, allowing horror fans to see throats torn open, heads blown apart, eyeballs impaled on wooden spikes and several of the titular ghouls making a meal of the recently-deceased Olga Karlatos. Fast-paced, handsomely photographed with some impressive location work, well-directed by the gorefather himself and featuring a surprisingly starry cast (Richard Johnson! Ian McCulloch! Tisa Farrow!), [i]Zombie Flesh Eaters[/i] is one of only a select few video nasties that will appeal to casual horror fans and cinema enthusiasts alike, making it an absolute must-see.