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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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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 <>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

18 July 1980 (USA)  »

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ITL 410,000,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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Dr. Menard's wounded elderly friend Fritz's last name is Briggs. However, it is never ever mentioned in the movie at all. See more »


When the homicide detective is questioning Tisa Farrow's character on the boat he says a member of the "coast guard" was killed. The man who was killed on the boat at the beginning was clearly a member of the New York City Police Department. See more »


[first lines]
[repeated line]
Dr. Menard: The boat can leave now. Tell the crew.
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Composed by Fabio Frizzi, Franco Bixio, Vince Tempera, Vittorio Pezzolla
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Fulci's Greatest Work
11 October 2006 | by (Troy, NY) – See all my reviews

Not many people know about this gem by Lucio Fulci. It's known by many titles: Zombie, Zombi 2, Zombi Flesh Eaters, and so on. The story is simple, a boat arrives in New York harbor with no one on-board except for an extremely obese zombie. The boat is own by a scientist doing research on the faraway island of Matool but he is not on the boat. So his daughter and a reporter head out to Matool to find out what happened to him. Well, little do they know that the island is cursed and inhabited by a large number of zombies. After arriving on the island with another couple who gave them a boat ride the action really starts to heat up until the fiery finale.

The style of this movie is really what makes it and that is in turn enhanced by Fabio Frizzi's haunting score. Most of the zombies in this movie look as if they've been dead and rotting for a long time, the way they SHOULD look and not with some blue makeup BS that occurs in many other zombie flicks. There are scenes in this movie that have to be seen to be believed like the shark vs. zombie underwater battle and when Dr. Menard's wife gets turned into a smörgåsbord for the undead.

Check it out zombie lovers and you won't be disappointed!

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