Zombie (1979)
"Zombi 2" (original title)

R  |   |  Horror  |  18 July 1980 (USA)
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Strangers looking for a woman's father arrive at a tropical island where a doctor desperately searches for the cause and cure of a recent epidemic of the undead.



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Complete credited cast:
Ian McCulloch ...
Peter West (as Ian Mc Culloch)
Brian Hull
Auretta Gay ...
Susan Barrett
Stefania D'Amario ...
Menard's Nurse
Olga Karlatos ...
Mrs. Menard


A zombie is found aboard a boat off the New York coast which belongs to do a famous scientist. Peter West, a journalist, travels to the Antilles with Ann, the daughter of the scientist. On the way, they meet with with Brian, a ethnologist, and Susan. When they arrive at Matul Island, they find Dr. Menard, and discover a terrifying disease which is turning the islanders into horrifying zombies which devour human flesh and seem indestructible.... Written by Si Elliott <se1@ukc.ac.uk>

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Rated R for horror violence/gore and nudity | See all certifications »

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18 July 1980 (USA)  »

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ITL 410,000,000 (estimated)

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Did You Know?


Although 'Zombi 2' was made to cash-in on 'Zombi's (Dawn of the Dead) success, Lucio Fulci based his zombie movie on 'I Walked with a Zombie', 'Voodoo Island' and 'The Walking Dead', stating that he wanted to bring the zombie genre back to its Caribbean and Voodoo roots. See more »


When heroes escape from Menard's cottage, one of the crew is reflected in the window of the jeep. See more »


[first lines]
[repeated line]
Dr. Menard: The boat can leave now. Tell the crew.
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There's No Matter
Composed by Fabio Frizzi, Franco Bixio, Vince Tempera, Vittorio Pezzolla
Performed by Linda Lee
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Cracking Fulci effort!
29 March 1999 | by (Wales) – See all my reviews

Surely the best film Fulci has ever directed, involving several zombies on a Caribbean island. As with all Fulci films, the movie suffers from rather bad dubbing, but all Fulci films seem to have this problem, so it`s almost a hallmark for the director. The gore is graphic & over-the-top, but when you`ve seen a zombie deep in the ocean fighting with a shark, nothing is over the top. A few memorable scenes, (the eye scene has to be the highlight) but this is movie is all about escapism. If you can handle the explicit gore (and if you`re watching Fulci, you better had!) this is a definite `lads night in movie`. Just don`t try to find too many subtexts in it`s, ahem, plot. (7 out of 10)

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