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29 October 1971 (USA) See more »
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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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)
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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84 min
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At the time of shooting Key Biscayne was considered largely jungle, and many cast and crew members came down with health problems during production. In addition, in the scene where William Joyce rescues 'Heather Hewitt' (q) from a bay inlet, four of the largest sharks in the area were seen in the bay. Director Del Tenney says he never did tell the actors.See more »
Coral Fairchild:Oh Mister Bentley, what a lovely house you have. It's so tropical!See more »
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Referenced in Welcome to Eltingville (2002) (TV)See more »


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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Zombies From Snake Venom, Who'd A Thunk It?, 3 July 2011
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

I Eat Your Skin finds novelist William Joyce eating up his advance money without turning out any pages of his next potboiler novel. So his publisher Dan Stapleton says he knows of a great Caribbean island where the natives do do their voodoo real well and Joyce might get some local color there. So Joyce heads off with Stapleton and Stapleton's brassy wife Betty Hyatt Linton to an island where Walter Coy is doing some Dr. Moreau like experiments on the natives as the guest of plantation owner and medical doctor Robert Stanton and his daughter Heather Hewitt.

This all starts as looking for a cure for cancer using snake venom and who in the world suggested that line of research? Pretty soon these grotesque looking zombies get real restless and everyone has to abandon the island if they can.

Some nice calypso music is the best thing that I Eat Your Skin has going for it. It's bad, but it's deliciously campy bad and some folks have a taste for that sort of thing.

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