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Director:
Writer:
Del Tenney (written by)
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Release Date:
29 October 1971 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A cancer researcher on a remote Caribbean island discovers that by treating the natives with snake venom he can turn them into bug-eyed zombies... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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William Joyce ... Tom Harris
Heather Hewitt ... Jeannie Biladeau
Walter Coy ... Charles Bentley
Dan Stapleton ... Duncan Fairchild
Betty Hyatt Linton ... Coral Fairchild
Robert Stanton ... Dr. Biladeau
Vanoye Aikens
Rebecca Oliver
Matt King (as Matthew King)
George-Ann Williamson
Don Strawn ... Leader, Calypso Band (as Don Strawn's Calypso Band)

Directed by
Del Tenney 
 
Writing credits
Del Tenney (written by)

Produced by
Jesse Hartman .... associate producer
Dan Stapleton .... associate producer
Del Tenney .... producer
 
Original Music by
Lon E. Norman 
 
Cinematography by
François Farkas (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Lawrence C. Keating  (as Larry Keating)
 
Casting by
Doris Bernhardt 
 
Art Direction by
Robert Verberkmoes 
 
Makeup Department
Guy Del Russo .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Mel Pape .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William Grefe .... second unit director
 
Sound Department
Ed Wright .... sound (as Edmund Wright)
 
Stunts
Del Tenney .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Leonard De Munde .... assistant camera (as Leonard DeMunde)
Edmund Gibson .... camera operator (as Ed Gibson)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jane Hagerty .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Monte Schwartz .... assistant editor (as Monty Swartz)
 
Music Department
Lon E. Norman .... conductor
 
Other crew
Frances Hidden .... production secretary
 

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Also Known As:
"Zombies" - USA (original title)
"Caribbean Adventure" - , USA (original script title)
"Voodoo Blood Bath" - USA (promotional title)
"Zombie Bloodbath" - International (English title) (imdb display title)
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Runtime:
84 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Although the title for was to have been "Zombies", "Zombie" or "Invasion of the Zombies", director Del Tenney used "Caribbean Adventure" as a working title because he didn't want the Key Biscayne residents to know he was making a horror film. At one time "Voodoo Blood Bath" was considered.See more »
Quotes:
Tom Harris:What part of heaven did you fly down from?
Jeannie Biladeau:Oh boy. Mister Harris, I read some of your books and I only hope you're more original in person.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Mad Ron's Prevues from Hell (1987) (V)See more »

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18 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
I love this flick., 3 August 2004
Author: moycon from Atlanta

Del Tenney's I Eat Your Skin was filmed in Florida in 1964, under the working title Zombies. Alot of films were made at this time to cash in on the James Bond craze, Like this one. The opening and closing scenes are filmed at Miami's Fountainbleu Hotel, the same hotel where a few scenes of Goldfinger take place. This movie was originally titled Voodoo Blood Bath, but Tenney couldn't find a distributor and didn't have another feature to release along with it for a drive-in double feature. The movie sat on the shelf for years until, in 1971, producer Jerry Gross began searching for a film to release along with his I Drink Your Blood. Gross bought the rights for Tenney's film and retitled it. All of this explains why there is no skin eating in I Eat Your Skin.

I've seen this movie at least a dozen times. This is definately one of those, so bad it's good spook movies. The makeup effects, although cheap, are at the least memorable and not just grease-paint. The acting is also memorable, if only because it's so bad. The Uber macho-ism of lead character Tom Harris (played by a mostly shirtless William Joyce) will make you laugh out loud. I cannot recommend this movie enough. I was more entertained by this flick than the last 3 big budgeted movies I rented from Blockbusters!

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