In Louisiana, a soldier returning from Vietnam finds his wife in bed with her lover and he kills them both as well as a couple of friends, but he is attacked by a bird and he loses his eyes. Years later, the bodies have not been found and the former soldier is now a bird specialist (Dr. Fred Brown) living in a house nearby the swamp. When a group of college students go to the swamp on an assignment to research a species of woodpecker that is almost extinct, they head to Dr. Brown's house to get some tips of how to find the rare bird. They drive through the swamp where they find the house where the murders happened and they decide to stay there. During the night, weird things happen. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Gawd, what a waste of time. Viet-Nam vet comes home and finds his wife sleeping with another man. He slits her throat, then he slits the guy's throat. Phony to say the least. He then throws a knife at another guy and it sticks into his forehead. Lame.
Then one of the caged birds on the porch gets loose and starts plucking the vets eyes out, blinding him. More phony. At least the dialog isn't overdubbed and they used mostly American unknowns, but it's terrible and amateurish and should have been scrapped altogether.
Cut some 20 years later and the vet (Robert Vaughan) invites some university students over to his property to study the wildlife and sleep over at the now-abandoned house for the night. But it's not really abandoned because some zombies are around and start killing the teenagers. "Where'd they come from....?" you ask... At least I did.
This is worse than Jeff Stryker in the Philippines (ZOMBI 4) or Bruno Mattei in Spain (HELL OF THE LIVING DEAD) so if you think those were the most awful zombie films out there, guess again...
On the short interview included with the Shriek DVD, Robert Vaughan says he can't remember too many details about the film (that's how 'memorable' it was) and instead talks a little bit about his family and career. What did that have to do with the film?
I guess to flesh out the interview. Another flop from the likes of Joe D'Amato.
2 out of 10
PS: This one's filmed in Louisiana so I guess that makes it a domestic, huh?
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