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Cast overview:
Ottaviano Dell'Acqua ...
Roger (as Richard Raymond)
Massimo Vanni ...
Bo (as Alex McBride)
Ulli Reinthaler ...
Marina Loi ...
Deborah Bergamini ...
Luciano Pigozzi ...
Plant Director (scenes deleted) (as Alan Collins)


When a terrorist's body, infected with a stolen chemical, is recovered by the US military, the corpse is cremated, unintentionally releasing the virus/bacteria into the atmosphere over a small island. Soon the infected populace mutate into flesh-hungry zombies, and a trio of soldiers on leave must team up with a group of tourists and board themselves up in an abandoned hotel as they try to fend off the agile and aggressive living dead. Written by Scott Lister

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Action | Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence and gore, and brief language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

29 July 1988 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Zombie 3  »

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Did You Know?


Blue Heart's supposed radio set list (briefly seen in the shot where his sunglasses are sitting on the desk in front of him) is in fact just a piece of printed paper with only "Play Beatles Song" written on it in red pen. See more »


15 minutes into the film, a room service boy enters the infected mans bedroom to bring him water. After he leaves, he asks a female colleague to clean the room. When she enters, it is clearly a completely different room. See more »


Ken: That'll fix ya, you friggin' monsters!
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits appear over footage of three separate groups of characters travelling to the same destination (the helipad outside the chemical plant). All three groups converge once the credits end. See more »


References Night of the Living Dead (1968) See more »


Written by Mario Zaccagnini (as Zac) - Stefano Mainetti (as S. Mainetti)
Performed by Clue in the Crew
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My Favourite Zombie film this side of Pittsburgh
30 December 2004 | by (London, UK) – See all my reviews

Off the blocks let me just say that I am a huge zombie fan so I don't make statements like the above lightly. Secondly let me say that this is an Italian zombie film and Fulci only directed 15 minutes of it before handing over to Bruno (Rats, Night Of Terror) Mattei. This is no Dawn of the Dead folks.

That said this is easily one of the most entertaining zombie films I have ever seen.

The script is wonderfully horrible. Just check out the two scientists trying to find an antidote ("Let's try putting these two molecules together").

The zombies come in all varieties. From moaning shufflers, to machete wielding maniacs, to birds!

The gore is plentiful. Legs are bitten off, arms amputated, stomachs burst open.

The pace is fast, flying from one zombie attack to the next.

Then there's the head in the fridge. Oh the head in the fridge! One of the greatest moments in horror since Ash got his hand possessed in Evil Dead 2.

You should know already whether you're the sort of person who's going to like this sort of film. Get some mates and some beer and you'll be in for a fun night.

Did I mention the head in the fridge?!?!?

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