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Zombie (1979)

Zombi 2 (original title)
R | | Horror | 18 July 1980 (USA)
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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.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Anne Bowles
... Peter West (as Ian Mc Culloch)
... Dr. Menard
... Brian Hull
... Susan Barrett
... Nurse Clara - Menard's Assistant
Olga Karlatos ... Mrs. Menard
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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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When the earth spits out the dead.....They will return to tear the flesh of the living. [U.K Video Release.VIPCO Label] See more »

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

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ITL 410,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

While shooting on location in New York City, Captain Haggerty, who plays the large bald zombie who attacks the harbor patrol at the beginning of the film, walked into CBGB's (a tiny Bowery bar which was a flourishing punk rock venue at the time) in full zombie makeup complete with splattered fake blood and mud caked all over his face and body. Due to the outrageous punk styles in those days of the other bar patrons, he was barely noticed. Even the bartender never looked twice at him. See more »

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When Brian fires a rifle at the shark from the boat, he fires the rifle multiple times very quickly. The rifle he is using is a bolt action rifle, which must have a bolt part moved before each fire. He does not touch the bolt. In addition, Brian fires more than five times, and bolt-action rifles usually have but 5 rounds in the magazine. See more »

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[repeated line]
Dr. Menard: The boat can leave now. Tell the crew.
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There's No Matter
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Composed by Fabio Frizzi, Franco Bixio, Vince Tempera, Vittorio Pezzolla
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Lucio Fulci's cult classic.
22 December 2000 | by See all my reviews

Lucio Fulci's "Zombi 2" is by far his most famous contribution to the genre.The make-up effects by Gianetto de Rossi are amazing and the direction by maestro Fulci creates unremitting vile monsters and a real sense of decay,horror and hopelessness.The gore in some parts is extreme(I love especially the scene when Auretta Gay has her throat torn out),but this is not the goriest Italian zombie flick ever made.Andrea Bianchi's "Burial Ground" is much more gorier.However I must agree with Trooper8-2 that mainstream American zombie flicks like "Return of the Living Dead" or similar politically correct garbage are nowhere near as explicit as Italian gorefests.The plot is simple:Tisa Farrow and Ian MacCulloch travel to the island of Matool in search of her missing father.Unfortunately for them and their two companions(Al Cliver and Auretta Gay)they are thrown into a nightmare of undead.Many people say that "Zombi 2" is a "Dawn of the Dead" rip-off,I absolutely disagree because other than the presence of the zombies there is nothing in common between the two.Check it out if you're an Euro-horror fan,but if you like American trendy "horror flicks" like "Scream" then stay away.Highly recommended.


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