Let me be as straightforward as I can: if you’re a fan of Fulci but haven’t caught this yet, you can forget about the surrealism of The Beyond (1981) or the Lovecraftian flourishes of City of the Living Dead (1980). This is Fulci driving a simple narrative right through the hearts of horror lovers everywhere, coming out the back bloodied and unbound, unapologetic in its mission statement to horrify and repulse. Mission accomplished.
Zombie was released in Italy in August of 1979 as Zombi 2, titled
Directed by Lucio Fulci
Starring Ian Mculloch, Tisa Farrow, Richard Johnson and Al Cliver
A seemingly abandoned sailboat arrives in New York City; however, when police check it out they are attacked by an assailant of the not quite dead variety. Soon after, reporter Peter West comes into contact with Anne Bowles, whose father owned the boat and who was last seen on a research expedition to the Caribbean island of Matul. As our leads travel to the island, the possibly insane Dr Menard and his wife are attempting to figure out the cause of an increasingly deadly undead uprising, which soon threatens to engulf the rest of the world.
From the legendary “godfather of gore” Lucio Fulci, comes Zombie Flesh Eaters or Zombi 2 as it was called in its native Italy, where it was made mainly to cash in on the success of the
First broadcast on Monday, February 6th, Sarah had her work cut out, not so much from NBC, who provided their own Monday Night at the Movies, but from CBS’ juggernaut of M*A*S*H/One Day at a Time. Regardless of ratings,
The Living Dead are coming to Webster University!
The Evolution of the Zombie, a film series based around our unquenchable appetite for all things undead, kicks off this Wednesday with the 1932 Bela Lugosi classic White Zombie (considered the first zombie film)and runs through October 20th. John Russo, who penned Night Of The Living Dead, the seminal Zombie film way back in 1968, will be a guest at the fest and will host a writing workshop. This will be a fantastic opportunity for fans of the zombie genre to see several of their favorite flesh-eaters on the big screen and for film students to meet the man who help developed the rules by which all the living dead live (while dead)!
Unless otherwise noted, admission is:
$6 for the general public
$5 for seniors, Webster alumni and students from other schools
$4 for Webster University staff
“As we are gearing up for Fall and the season of ghouls and witches,we wanted to bring you something special that is inspired by one of my personal favorite zombie movies. As a total horror nerd, we all know there’s a ton of amazing zombie related movies such as return of the living dead, dawn and day of the dead, and of course night of the living dead. But one movie sort of stands out from them all when it comes to realism and absolute gore,
From Scream Factory’s Facebook page:
“Director Kevin Tenney’s ouija board hit Witchboard and the “Eat a bowl of F*@K” classic Night Of The Demons (which, in particular, has quite a vocal following and has been requested many times here) will both be coming to Blu-ray in early 2014! No details to report other than Demons will be a “Collector’s Edition” and the artwork is already in the works.”
Also on the docket from Scream Factory is a new double feature line called TV Terrors, a line of releases devoted to vintage made-for-television genre films! The first volume includes 1978′s The Initiation Of Sarah
But the film could just as easily be approached through the sensibility of its writer, Sébastien Japrisot, a key figure in French cinema and crime cinema, or even through that of the author of the source novel, David Goodis.
Directed by Lucio Fulci.
Starring Tisa Farrow, Ian McCulloch, Richard Johnson and Al Cliver.
When a supposedly abandoned yacht sails into New York Harbour, a journalist and scientists Daughter investigate only to find themselves in a zombie nightmare!
Zombie. Zombi 2. Island of the Living Dead. Zombie Flesh Eaters. Though it is known by many different names there is no doubting that this is one of the most well-known films in the zombie genre (and the film that put Fulci on the map as a ‘Godfather of Gore’). My first exposure to it was roughly 8 years ago, as I scoured the shelves of a local Blockbuster for a horror film. The tag line – “We are going to eat you!” – sounded so bad that I just had to try it. As someone who loved the Romero films, I thought it was a decent, if rather throwaway piece of shock entertainment.
Hang on a minute! I’ve just mentioned all the classic ones! Well let’s face it, so much has been written and discussed about those famous demises, they’ve been pretty much done to death (sorry!). Therefore, the following ten are horror-related deaths that deserve some kind of classic status, a couple of which are notable for their surreal and ambiguous nature.But beware...since most of the best death scenes are
From the Press Release:
The FrightFest Halloween All-nighter returns to the Vue in London’s Leicester Square on Saturday, October 27 for another helping of choice shock-around-the-clock horror. And this year horror fans around the country can join in the fearful fun as, on Saturday, November 3, the event travels to the Picturehouse Cambridge, the Empires in Sunderland and Newcastle, and The Watershed Bristol.
Here's the London line-up:
6.30pm - Excision (UK Premiere)
Alienated and mentally unhinged teen Pauline struggles with the pressures of high school, pleasing her demanding mother and losing her virginity. With a grotesque curiosity for the darker side of life,
Animal Attack Two Pack (Maneaters Are Loose/ Shark Kill)
Two savage and rare TV movies in the 1970s “Animal Attack” genre that have rarely been seen since their initial release, now back in print and together at last on DVD.
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From the Press Release:
Experience the Italian horror maestro’s gore classic
as you’ve never seen or heard it before,
digitally restored and remastered!
as you.ve never seen or heard it before,
digitally restored and remastered!
Blue Underground is bringing its digitally restored and remastered version of Lucio Fulci.s Zombie to theaters across the U.S. and Canada this month. The exclusive midnight screenings give fans the chance to experience Fulci.s horror classic as it.s never been seen or heard before in advance of Blue Underground.s release of Zombie on Blu-ray disc.
A listing of theaters and dates is attached; all screenings will take place on October 21 & 22, 2011, except where noted. Theaters and showtimes are online now at: http://www.blue-underground.com/zombie
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The late, great Lucio Fulci is known to horror fans for such wildly imaginative and outrageously gory films as The Beyond, House By The Cemetery, and City Of The Living Dead
From the Press Release
Blue Underground is bringing its digitally restored and remastered version of Lucio Fulci’s Zombie to theaters across the U.S. and Canada this month. The exclusive midnight screenings give fans the chance to experience Fulci’s horror classic as it’s never been seen or heard before in advance of Blue Underground’s release of Zombie on Blu-ray disc.
All screenings will take place on October 21 and 22, 2011, except where noted. Click here for theaters and showtimes!
The late, great Lucio Fulci is known to horror fans for such wildly imaginative and outrageously gory films as The Beyond,
Bring on the cannibalism! A title not so simply called Antropophagus made its way to the “Video Nasty” list in the UK. In horror fans language, the video nasty list means it should be watched! This movie had controversy at the time due to how realistic the gore looks. It was released in the U.S. in 1981 under the Monterey Video title “The Grim Reaper”, though heavily edited. This movie has numerous alternate titles half of which make no sense. This movie is also known as “Zombie 6: The Grim Reaper”, which is misleading as this is not a zombie movie. Even the title “The Grim Reaper” makes no sense as the killer doesn’t take souls. If you can find the Monterey Video release, grab it fast as it is rare! If you can find this movie uncut, you are game!
The plot of
If you want a zombie movie that has hope at the end of the tunnel and light headed humor, then this hardcore Lucio Fulci zombie movie is not the right one for you! “Zombie” is directed by the infamous Italian horror director Lucio Fulci.
If you are a fan of his like I am, you will know he is coined “The Godfather of gore” and that certainly holds true in this horror flick. This movie has alternate names depending on where you are and what you have. This movie is commonly known as “Zombi II”, which would lead you to believe it is a sequel. The movie “Zombi” in Italian is referring to “Dawn of the Dead”, which is from George Romero. There is zero relation in any of the movies referred to as “Zombi”. It is also commonly known as “Zombie Flesh Eaters” as well.
Since his debut in the Bela Lugosi film White Zombie, our friend Zed has always been the idiot bastard son of the horror movie genre. He never receives any credit for being a loyal, quiet servant to the practitioners of voodoo. Willingly performing any task given to him, no job too is menial and no respect is afforded.
George Romero came along and gave the zombie a little more “bite” by making him a flesh-eating ghoul, but zombie films were still few and far between. (The fact that Night of the Living Dead is shown virtually uncut on TV after being banned in more countries than we even knew existed still cracks me up.)
Well, the zombie is finally enjoying the fruits of his labors because he has Never been more popular. It seems like a new zombie film or five is coming out every year, and
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