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I Eat Your Skin (1971)

Zombie (original title)
GP | | Horror | 29 October 1971 (USA)
A cancer researcher on a remote Caribbean island discovers that by treating the natives with snake venom he can turn them into bug-eyed zombies. Uninterested in this information, the ... See full summary »

Director:

Del Tenney

Writer:

Del Tenney
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
William Joyce ... Tom Harris
Heather Hewitt Heather Hewitt ... Jeannie Biladeau
Walter Coy ... Charles Bentley
Dan Stapleton Dan Stapleton ... Duncan Fairchild
Betty Hyatt Linton Betty Hyatt Linton ... Coral Fairchild
Robert Stanton Robert Stanton ... Dr. Auguste Biladeau
Vanoye Aikens Vanoye Aikens ... Robey
Rebecca Oliver Rebecca Oliver ... Juarita
Matt King Matt King ... (as Matthew King)
George-Ann Williamson George-Ann Williamson ... Fontainebleau Wife
Don Strawn Don Strawn ... Calypso Bandleader (as Don Strawn's Calypso Band)
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A cancer researcher on a remote Caribbean island discovers that by treating the natives with snake venom he can turn them into bug-eyed zombies. Uninterested in this information, the unfortunate man is forced by his evil employer to create an army of the creatures in order to conquer the world. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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Horror

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At the time of shooting Key Biscayne was considered largely jungle, and many cast and crew members came down with health problems during production. In addition, in the scene where William Joyce rescues Heather Hewitt from a bay inlet, four of the largest sharks in the area were seen in the bay. Director Del Tenney says he never did tell the actors. See more »

Quotes

Tom Harris: What part of heaven did you fly down from?
Jeannie Biladeau: Oh boy. Mister Harris, I read some of your books and I only hope you're more original in person.
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References I Walked with a Zombie (1943) See more »

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Not quite as horrible as the title would suggest....though it IS horrible!
7 August 2008 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Some folks fly to a small island in the Caribbean. Once they arrive, they find that there are murderous zombies roaming about as well as locals who are all members of a voodoo cult. In addition, there's a cancer researcher who is doing work with irradiated snake venom who seems a bit oblivious to the fact that the locals are into human sacrifice. Sounds like a nice place, huh?!

This is one of many horribly low budget horror films I have seen in my lifetime and the biggest thing that sets it apart is the title. After all, the release title "I EAT YOUR SKIN" sounds amazingly exploitative and sick. However, despite a promoter changing its title, the film itself is amazingly conventional--and it's just another grade-Z schlock horror film--complete with bad acting, camera work, makeup, and the works! While it's very bad, it isn't quite bad enough to be fun to watch and make fun of the film. No,...it's just bad!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 October 1971 (USA) See more »

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(re-issue) | (uncut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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