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“The boat can leave now. Tell the crew.” With these words, a horror classic was born. Zombie (1979) was the first Lucio Fulci film that assaulted my eyeballs, And it was the first zombie flick I ever saw. Heady stuff for a quivering ten-year-old, but it proved to be the perfect gateway to the splattery splendors of Italian terror, a door that will forever remain ajar.
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.
- Scott Drebit
Zombie Flesh Eaters, 1979
Directed by Lucio Fulci
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.
- Graeme Robertson
2 items from 2016
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