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Zombie 3 (1988)

Zombi 3 (original title)
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When a terrorist's body, infected with a stolen chemical, is cremated by the US military, a virus is unintentionally released into the atmosphere over a small island.


Lucio Fulci, Claudio Fragasso (uncredited) | 1 more credit »


Claudio Fragasso (story), Claudio Fragasso (screenplay)





Cast overview:
Deran Sarafian ... Kenny
Beatrice Ring ... Patricia
Ottaviano Dell'Acqua ... Roger (as Richard Raymond)
Massimo Vanni ... Bo (as Alex McBride)
Ulli Reinthaler ... Nancy
Marina Loi Marina Loi ... Carole
Deborah Bergamini ... Lia
Luciano Pigozzi ... Plant Director (scenes deleted) (as Alan Collins)


When a terrorist's body, infected with a stolen chemical, is recovered by the US military, the corpse is cremated, unintentionally releasing the virus/bacteria into the atmosphere over a small island. Soon the infected populace mutate into flesh-hungry zombies, and a trio of soldiers on leave must team up with a group of tourists and board themselves up in an abandoned hotel as they try to fend off the agile and aggressive living dead. Written by Scott Lister

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Action | Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence and gore, and brief language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


Rossella Drudi developed most of the script of Zombie 3 (1988) without credit. The film only credits Drudi's husband, Claudio Fragasso, who co-authored the screenplay. Their script set the film in the Philippines as it was a cheap and convenient location to shoot. See more »


In the opening credits scene, when the helicopter is approaching the compound and is landing, the interior shots show it almost having landed, while the inter cut exterior shot have it much higher up in the air. See more »


Roger: [Spotting a helicopter sitting in a nearby field] Look! Do you believe it?
Patricia: Can you... can you fly one of those things?
Ken: Till yesterday it was my job!
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits appear over footage of three separate groups of characters travelling to the same destination (the helipad outside the chemical plant). All three groups converge once the credits end. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the UK release (entitled Zombie Flesh Eaters 2), the actor Mike Monty (who plays General Morton), appears in the opening cast list, but in the end list don't. In the Italian version the actor is completely uncredited. See more »


Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »


Written by Mario Zaccagnini (as Zac) - Stefano Mainetti (as S. Mainetti)
Performed by Clue In The Crew
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User Reviews

Utter garabage...
6 March 2004 | by ecto1ajonSee all my reviews

I can't even began to write a review on this movie as my i.q. has dropped so sharply after watching it. Everything about it, from the atrocious acting to the recycled theme played throughout spoke of utter garbage. It's a miracle we made it all the way through the movie. Weapons are randomly placed throughout the town such as a crate of machine guns in the basement of a motel or a grenade under a jeep that had the blast radius of an atomic bomb. Don't even get me started on the dialog. It was garbage, garbage, garbage!!! For some reason the characters felt they had to spell out everything for us. Like when their car would break down they would say "Looks like our car broke down. I'm going to go to that abandoned gas station right over there and see if i can find some water" - this brings me to my next point - the director's obsession with water. At least three times the characters would wander off alone in search of water as if it was a miracle cure for the zombie disease. It's killing me to write this so i have to stop now. A warning for all those planning to see this movie: don't. You will walk away a mindless, babbling zombie yourself.

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Italy | Philippines


Filipino | Tagalog | Italian | English

Release Date:

29 July 1988 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Zombie 3 See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines

Company Credits

Production Co:

Flora Film See more »
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Technical Specs


| (heavily cut) | (cut) (DVD edition)

Sound Mix:




Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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