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Zombie (1979)

Zombi 2 (original title)
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Strangers searching for a young woman's missing father arrive at a tropical island where a doctor desperately searches for the cause and cure of a recent epidemic of the undead.

Director:

Lucio Fulci

Writer:

Elisa Briganti
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tisa Farrow ... Anne Bowles
Ian McCulloch ... Peter West (as Ian Mc Culloch)
Richard Johnson ... Dr. Menard
Al Cliver ... Brian Hull
Auretta Gay ... Susan Barrett
Stefania D'Amario ... Nurse Clara - Menard's Assistant
Olga Karlatos Olga Karlatos ... Mrs. Menard
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Storyline

A zombie is found aboard a boat off the New York coast which belongs to do a famous scientist. Peter West, a journalist, travels to the Antilles with Ann, the daughter of the scientist. On the way, they meet with with Brian, a ethnologist, and Susan. When they arrive at Matul Island, they find Dr. Menard, and discover a terrifying disease which is turning the islanders into horrifying zombies which devour human flesh and seem indestructible.... Written by Si Elliott <se1@ukc.ac.uk>

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Taglines:

When the earth spits out the dead, they will rise to suck the blood of the living! See more »

Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence/gore and nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

Italy

Language:

English | Spanish | Italian

Release Date:

18 July 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Zombie See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

ITL 410,000,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Variety Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Originally banned by the Irish Film Censor's Office on 14th October 1980. It was passed 18, fittingly, on Halloween of that year after being submitted to the Film Appeal Board, and again on 23rd October 2012 (for "very strong & gory violence") for that year's re-release by Arrow Films. See more »

Goofs

When Dr. Menard's wife is alone at the cottage she pushes the dresser up against the door twice. See more »

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[first lines]
[repeated line]
Dr. Menard: The boat can leave now. Tell the crew.
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Referenced in The Middleman: The Manicoid Teleportation Conundrum (2008) See more »

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Composed by Fabio Frizzi, Franco Bixio, Vince Tempera, Vittorio Pezzolla
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A textbook example of awesome horror style
10 September 2005 | by Danek1313See all my reviews

Zombie is right up there with Romero's films in terms of quality. You don't have to be a zombie fan to like this film. Directed by Lucio Fulci, this movie is one of the best Italian horror films ever made. It's a shame it's not as famous as Romero's series.

The visuals are creepy and outstanding. The way the light and shadows reflect add so much to the movie. The gore is outstanding and will make any normal person want to turn away. Make sure you see this on DVD as I saw it on an old VHS and the dialog did not sync very will with the picture.

The style is absolutely amazing from the visuals to the synthesized soundtrack. I normally hate 70's sounding electronic music but this soundtrack really emphasizes the feeling of dread in this movie.

The final shots are hypnotizing and (as with all other zombie movies) even though the acting could have been better, the suspense of the finale makes this a movie I would recommend to any horror fan.


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