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Zombie Island Massacre (1984)

R | | Horror | November 1984 (USA)
Americans on vacation in the Caribbean take a tour of a nearby island at night and watch a local voodoo ritual. Soon after, they find themselves stranded on the island and under attack by unseen foes. One by one they meet violent ends.

Director:

John N. Carter

Writers:

David Broadnax (original story), Logan O'Neill (original story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
David Broadnax David Broadnax ... Paul
Rita Jenrette ... Sandy
Tom Cantrell Tom Cantrell ... Steve
Diane Clayre Holub Diane Clayre Holub ... Connie
George Peters George Peters ... Whitney
Ian McMillan Ian McMillan ... Joe (as Ian McMillian)
Dennis Stephenson Dennis Stephenson ... Tour Guide
Debbie Ewing Debbie Ewing ... Helen
Kristina Marie Wetzel ... Barbie (as Kristina Wetzel)
Harriet Rawlings Harriet Rawlings ... Ethel
Christopher Ferris Christopher Ferris ... Matt
Ralph Monaco Ralph Monaco ... Jerry
Deborah Jason Deborah Jason ... Donna
Tom Fitzsimmons Tom Fitzsimmons ... Ed
Bruce Sterman Bruce Sterman ... Hogan
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Americans on vacation in the Caribbean take a tour of a nearby island at night and watch a local voodoo ritual. Soon after, they find themselves stranded on the island and under attack by unseen foes. One by one they meet violent ends. Written by Allan Church <AllanHC96@AOL.com>

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island | voodoo | shotgun | rifle | gun | See All (14) »

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HAVE A FUN-FILLED VACATION! Toe-Tapping Machete Head Dances! Glamourous Zombie-Style Cosmetic Surgery! Fabulous Air-Conditioned Tiger Pits!

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Horror

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Official Sites:

Troma

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Last Picnic See more »

Filming Locations:

Jamaica

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Actress Denise Texeira was featured on the original poster art but did not appear in the film. See more »

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Referenced in Travelogue of the Dead: On the Rhodes Again (2010) See more »

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Di Reggae Picnic
Lyrics by Harry Manfredini
Sung by NJRS
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Horny Island Massacre!
15 November 2008 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

The word "zombie" was added to the title to titillate--as was the presence of Rita Jenrette--as nymphet whose 15 minutes of fame came when talked publicly about her and her congressman husband's supposed tryst on the steps of the Capitol building. Normally, the adventures of a horny lady such as Jenrette would have quickly fizzled in the public's mind had she not subsequently posed for Playboy and starred in this cheap exploitation picture.

Those looking for zombies will no doubt be disappointed, though if you are looking for horny tourists who take off their clothes with little provocation (especially Ms. Jenrette) you will no doubt be satisfied. Heck, the film should have been more appropriately titled "Horny Island Massacre" as indeed there is lots of gratuitous killing and there's something about that tropical air that turns people into horn-dogs! Of course, given the title, the fact it was made by Troma Films AND the sleazy advertising campaign that accompanied the movie's debut, none of this should come as much of a surprise. It's NOT to be mistaken for Shakespeare and you can hardly expect more than you get.

The film has no stars (other than perhaps Jenrette--the Paris Hilton of her day) and has a rather low budget. The writing is pretty dim and there are only a few surprises along the way. One of the particularly silly bits is when the remaining five people wander into a mansion at night. It's totally dark outside, yet one of them almost instantly finds a small handgun hidden in the bushes!! He couldn't have found it faster if he'd had a map! There are also some really dumb people who act almost like they WANT to be killed they behaved so stupidly! I also loved the way Jenrette emoted when her movie husband was killed--it was so embarrassingly bad it gave me a chuckle.

Overall, the film is worth seeing only for the first two minutes, as you get to see an awful lot of the lovely Mrs. Jenrette--an AWFUL lot! After that, it's all down hill! A film worth watching only for bad film fan and the curious who want to catch a glimpse of Jenrette naked. All others beware!


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