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Hell of the Living Dead (1980)

Virus (original title)
Unrated | | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 14 October 1983 (USA)
A tough female reporter and her cameraman boyfriend team up with a four-man commando unit in the New Guinea jungle who are fighting flesh-eating zombies.

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(as Vincent Dawn), (uncredited)

Writers:

(story and screenplay), (story and screenplay) (as J.M. Cunilles)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Lia Rousseau (as Margit Evelyn Newton)
Franco Garofalo ...
Zantoro (as Frank Garfield)
Selan Karay ...
José Gras ...
Lt. Mike London (as Robert O'Neil)
Gabriel Renom ...
Pierre (as Gaby Renom)
Josep Lluís Fonoll ...
Osborne (as Luis Fonoll)
Pietro Fumelli ...
Man on TV (as Piero Fumelli)
Bruno Boni ...
Reporter
Patrizia Costa ...
Cesare Di Vito ...
TV Speaker
Sergio Pislar ...
Technician Lawson
Bernard Seray ...
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Pep Ballester ...
Josie's Husband (as Pep Ballenster)
Joaquín Blanco ...
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Storyline

After a chemical leak at the Hope Centre in Papua New Guinea (an organization devoted to feeding underdeveloped countries) turns its staff into flesh-eating zombies, a four-man commando squad led by Mike London are sent to investigate. They run into a TV news crew led by celebrity reporter Lia, who are after the same story, but when they discover that the entire country has been overrun by zombies, what are the chances of them getting the message across? Unlike most zombie films, this actually tries to make a serious point - that if we don't feed the Third World, they'll come and feed on us! Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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Trivia

Stock footage from the film Nuova Guinea, l'isola dei cannibali (1974) was used for the native scenes. Nuova Guinea, l'isola dei cannibali, aka Guinea Ama, has been recently re-released on DVD as The Real Cannibal Holocaust. See more »

Goofs

Zantoro loses his hat in several scenes but can be seen wearing it later on. See more »

Quotes

Zantoro: [the swat team is in a native graveyard] Hey, Vincent! What happened to all those cute little wild naked native girls you promised us?
Vincent: There's one right in front of ya, look!
[gestures at corpse]
Vincent: She may not look like much to you, but in bed, she's out of this world!
Zantoro: No thanks. I kinda prefer my girls more meaty. You take her.
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Connections

Featured in The Cinema Snob: Beyond the Darkness: Buio Omega (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Most of the soundtrack music by Goblin was borrowed from
the films "Dawn of the Dead" and "Alien Contamination".
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Not Bad
30 March 1999 | by See all my reviews

I've seen quite a few zombie movies over the years and I have to say that the european ones are the best. The gore effects in these movies are very realistic and provide quite a few scares and Night of the Zombies is no exception.The gore effects and storyline are good and is what I expected from this type of movie, but what I didn't expect was the overlong use of stock footage from a National Geographic special which was not only unnecessary but very annoying and the dubbing could also have been handled better, but overall not a bad movie storywise. Just remember to keep the VCR remote close so you can fast forward the stock footage.

MY RATTING 7/10


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