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Erotic Nights of the Living Dead (1980)

Le notti erotiche dei morti viventi (original title)
Unrated | | Adult, Horror | 18 November 1980 (Italy)
With a 20 year lease on an tropical island, horny John heads out with Fiona on a yacht skippered by horny Larry, to inspect the island for resort development. They meet Luna/Laura Gemser. John didn't expect zombies.


Joe D'Amato


George Eastman (as Tom Salina)


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Complete credited cast:
Laura Gemser ... Luna / native girl
George Eastman ... Larry / captain
Dirce Funari Dirce Funari ... Fiona / John's girlfriend
Mark Shannon Mark Shannon ... John / land developer (as Mark Shanon)


A tropical island cursed by voodoo is purchased by a land developer, John who plans to open a luxury hotel. He hires a sea captain ,Larry to take him and his gold-digger girlfriend, Fiona to the nearby island. Arriving at their location, the group is greeted by a shaman and his granddaughter Luna. They are warned to leave as the island is the reported home to zombies of dead natives. But Luna, who just might be a ghost, takes a liking to the greedy land owner. Written by lament

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Adult | Horror


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Release Date:

18 November 1980 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Sexy Nights of the Living Dead See more »

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Production Co:

Stefano Film See more »
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Color (Telecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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The German DVD has Super-8mm version (with German audio), as a special feature. See more »


When the three first leave for Cat Island, the boat engine is running and the 'captain' asks the other guy to take the wheel. The boat isn't even moving. The ship in the background is moving and the background (the land and building) behind them isn't. After a minute, they do seem to have moved just a few feet as if just drifting in the water. See more »

Alternate Versions

The "hardcore" print of this film differs from the "softcore" version as follows.
  • The scene between Mark Shannon and the two prostitutes in his room continues after they head into the shower where they are seen washing and masturbating him. A later scene of him performing oral sex on both women before climbing on top of them is also present in the "uncut" version.
  • The scene of Mark Shannon and Dirce Funari in the hotel room, with Shannon licking champagne of of Funari's genitals is longer, but is not explicit.
  • The scene featuring George Eastman watching Annj Goren masturbate is longer and features more explicit close-ups of Goren.
  • The scene in the nightclub of George Eastman and the dancer includes shots of her penetrating herself with a champagne bottle.
  • The scene of Dirce Funari performing fellatio on Mark Shannon is extended, showing Mark Shannon's exposed backside, however the scene is not explicit.
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top notch trash as only joe can do
18 August 2000 | by sangueSee all my reviews

i think a lot of people where let down by this flick, as most catalogs and genre books describe it as a gore soaked zombie porno. honestly, this film isn't that graphic. the sex is what i would call "hard soft-core" and there isn't much gore (though what gore there is is pretty cool.)

anywho, the story, from what i can tell concerns some kind of scientist/archetect/developer who travels to a strange island to do something or other, most likely something bad. once there, he angers the natives and a voodoo priest raises the dead which leads to a really creepy zombie attack-no really, it's right up there with fulci's zombie. as i said, there isn't much gore, but there is a neat scene where a doctor is examining a cadaver that was found floating in the bay, it sits up and takes a big bite out of the guys throat. then at the end there's a few bullet hits, some zombie carnage and star marks shannon gets his johnson bit of by laura gemser. the sex is fairly tame but there's a hilariously sleazy scene of a woman un-corking a champange bottle with her naughty bits. this film also has a great atmosphere and some excellent photography (also by Joe D'Amato) look out for some cool trick shots like when mark shannon throws a voddo idle on the ground and it changes instantly into a black cat that jumps up and attacks him. i had to watch that one again in slow motion i was so impressed! i would highly recommend this film for fans of bizarre cinema, and despite the lack of english, i think most will enjoy.

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