22
Sep
08

Zombie Flesh Eaters (Zombi 2) directed by Lucio Fulci

Zombi 2) by Lucio Fulci

Zombie Flesh Eaters (aka: Zombi 2) by Lucio Fulci

The story may seem to be your bog standard ‘father is missing on a tropical island, daughter and reporter head to the island to find the father, but find a ton of zombies instead’, but remember: this was made in 1979, Zombie Flesh Eaters (aka: Zombi(e) 2) is the grand-daddy of them all, superseded only by Romero’s Dawn of the Dead (1978, which is affectionately known as Zombi (1) in Italy).

A seemingly empty boat crawls to shore, past the Statue of Liberty, and is intercepted by the coast guard. Lurking in the boat is a zombie which attacks one of the, rather incompetent, coast guards.

Soon we see the (cute) daughter who’s father apparently owns the boat, he’s nowhere to be seen. In no time she’s teamed up with a reporter and they’re heading off to some deserted island where they meet up with a boat owner and his girlfriend who, mysteriously, likes to scuba-dive topless. Different, if nothing else. Fear not fellow pervs as there is one other scene of boobage from the very pretty (and fit, and doomed) wife of the village Doctor.

Our intrepid (yet doomed) team meet with the Doctor who explains the voodoo that’s been taking place on the island. As is the norm with zombie movies, various memebers of the team are dispatched in simple, yet grizzly, manners. I won’t go any further with the storyline, but suffice to say that there’s a nice twist to the story at the end.

And no, they DON'T say 'braaaaiinnnnsssss'

And no, they DON'T say 'braaaiiinnnssssss'.

Bearing in mind this is a low budget movie – the effects, story and scenery are all very well done for the late 70s. Some obvious dubbing has been done to the movie, but it really doesn’t affect things much. Zombie Flesh Eaters is an excellent movie and, in it’s new colourful widescreen glory, has stood the test of time quite well!


3 Responses to “Zombie Flesh Eaters (Zombi 2) directed by Lucio Fulci”


  1. September 22, 2008 at 8:15 am

    Zombi 2/Zombi/Zombi Flesh Eaters, whatever the title you see it under, see it. This was one of the films that really sunk me so deep into horror, I still have yet to return from its depths. It’s great because of its unflinching brutality and pure creative genius. We laugh at a zombie fighting a shark now a days, but that’s some wild shit when you think about it. Wild and inventive. The acting is…the acting. 70’s zombie film, no academy steeping in here to give anybody any awards. The gore is top notch, and I do believe that the Italians had some of the best effects men this side of Savini. Disgusting, violent, and a bleak riot from start to finish.

    Fulci is a fucking legend. The only that tops this is his film “The Beyond”, which is a opus of a gore film.


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