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Zombie Holocaust (1980)

Zombi Holocaust (original title)
R | | Horror | 28 March 1980 (Italy)
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An expedition in the East Indies, encounters not only the cannibals they were looking for, but also an evil scientist and his zombie army.

Director:

Marino Girolami (as Frank Martin)

Writers:

Fabrizio De Angelis (story), Romano Scandariato (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ian McCulloch ... Dr. Peter Chandler
Alexandra Delli Colli ... Lori Ridgeway
Sherry Buchanan ... Susan Kelly
Peter O'Neal Peter O'Neal ... George Harper
Donald O'Brien ... Dr. Obrero / Dr. Butcher (US version)
Dakar Dakar ... Molotto
Walter Patriarca Walter Patriarca ... Dr. Drydock
Linda Fumis Linda Fumis ... Nurse
Roberto Resta Roberto Resta
Franco Ukmar Franco Ukmar ... Zombie #1
Sergio Ukmar Sergio Ukmar ... Driver (as Giovanni Ukmar)
Angelo Ragusa ... Zombie #3
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Storyline

The members of an expedition in search for the last faithful of Kito, the cannibal god, land on a small island in the Moluccas (East Indies) and are soon hunted by cannibals and zombies, these being created by a sinister Doctor O'Brien who is experimenting with corpses. Suzan, a sexy lady in the expedition team, eventually takes a hold on things, as she is accepted as queen of the cannibals, and direct them against the mad scientist and his army of zombies. Written by Artemis-9

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WARNING: See Your Doctor Before You See Dr. Butcher! See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian | Vietnamese

Release Date:

28 March 1980 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Dr. Butcher, Medical Deviate See more »

Filming Locations:

Latina, Lazio, Italy See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Filmed on the same sets as Lucio Fulci's Zombie (1979). See more »

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When Dr. Obreo / Dr. Butcher is using the medical saw on the girl you can hear it spinning very fast but when you look at the blood stains around the edge of the saw you can see that it is not moving and only moves (very slowly) when he traces around the top of her head. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Obrero: I've been anxious to experiment with a male Caucasian brain!
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Alternate Versions

There is a german DVD version that is cut down to 72 minutes. All blood and violence is edited out. See more »

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Referenced in Let the Corpses Tan (2017) See more »

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Jungle Gore: Cannibal Zombies(?)
8 June 2011 | by TromafreakSee all my reviews

One thing I always point out about these Cannibal flicks is that, besides the disturbing subject matter and ferocious gore, these films are also usually have really interesting, dare I say fascinating stories. That's right. Quality B-movies do exist, after all. However, Zombi Holocaust is not one of them. It looks like your stuck with just the gore. I think it'll be fine. I mean, just because this one doesn't hold up against the almighty Cannibal Ferox and Cannibal Holocaust, doesn't necessarily mean it's not worth your time. And really. Who wouldn't want a film called Zombi Holocaust in their Horror collection? Not I.

Besides what I've already told you, the one thing you might want to consider, going in to this film, is that it's a Zombie movie. I suppose you already had that figured out. But still, Zombi Holocaust does include cannibals, as well as a jungle. Best of both worlds? More like a touch of both worlds. Nothing groundbreaking from either side of the fence. And on top of all that, Zombi Holocaust is also a mad scientist flick. We start out at a hospital, where corpses are being mutilated. Eventually, a cannibal is caught in the act. I guess it was shame that drove the poor guy to unconvincingly jumping out the window. Obviously, tomfoolery like this is not something you'd want going on at your local hospital. Curiosity gets the best of Ian McCullough and some hot chick. For some reason, this hospital mystery lies somewhere in the Carribbean. A mad doctor is slowly turning a tribe of cannibals into zombies. Zombies who don't really do much of anything, as the cannibals are the only ones willing to start trouble. Whatever. It's a movie. So, this guy must be stopped, right? And in case you're wondering, all that doesn't turn out nearly as entertaining as it sounds. Ultimately, if you're a fan of such classics as Burial Ground and Jungle Holocaust, I see no reason why you shouldn't get a kick out of Zombi Holocaust, at least out of sheer principle. Well, unless you're not too big on stupid movies with ridiculous dialogue, and awful acting. In that case, you may want to stay clear of this one. 7/10


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