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 un... Read allAmericans 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.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.
A group of happy go lucky tourists on an exotic Caribbean holiday take a coach trip to the creepy Island of 'San Marie'. Upon arrival they witness a strange ritual, in which, a deceased native is amazingly re-animated as some kind of strange zombie. Soon after the voodoo mass has ended, a randy couple sneak off into the remote woodland to indulge in some strictly 'after hours' activities. Once they're alone they are brutally murdered by an unseen psycho with a large club and unusually heavy breath(of course). As the rest of the holiday makers return to their coach they find that the driver has mysteriously disappeared. The tour guide sets out to find him, but he to does not return. Before long the group find themselves stranded in a secluded mansion where they are savagely stalked and attacked one by one...
To be honest ZIM is a bit of a let down in every respect. Released at a time when the zombie and slasher flick were at their peak, David Broadnaux's effort seems to linger aimlessly in the middle of the genres. At first glance you could be forgiven for thinking this was another ZOMBIE FLESH EATERS wannabe. It has the spooky voodoo setting; the suggestive name and a coach load of would be victims to disembowel! But sadly (for living dead fanatics)there's not a zombie in sight throughout. For the hack and slash fans among us there's the classic heavy breathe povs, the chance to guess who's the killer and who's next on his/her list and even the opening scene shows a masked assailant creeping up on a soap sud splattered lass, who's relaxing in the shower no less! But once you've got used to the fact you're watching a typical early eighties slash fest, the bizarre ending springs from out of nowhere and leaves you feeling a little cheated. It could be argued that originality was the aim, but genre fans like myself generally expect to receive what we're offered. On the plus side there's a nice sound track and some refreshing Caribbean scenery that makes a change. But sadly the acting is shamefully mediocre and there's no gore, suspense or any attempt at lifting this flick above it's clearly standard surroundings.
To be fair it's worth watching at least once, just as long as you take my advice and dont expect too much.
- Dec 20, 2001