If one must speak of the Citizen Kane as far as zombie films concerned, I think one would probably mention either Romero's Dawn of the Dead or Fulci's Zombie. In fact, I almost hate to mention both in the same sentence as they are two different works of art & have very little in common although Zombie was marketed as a sequel to Dawn of the Dead only in Italy.
Fulci was, hands down, the king of splatter films in his time & don't think there ever was another director who could create such disgusting/revolting classics such as Zombie. Needless to say, I've seen a few Fulci films here & there but this must be my absolute favorite.
We are going to eat you.
Ok, so maybe that grabs your attention. I know it grabbed mine when I was 14 & I once owned an old VHS copy of this when Wizard video granted us all the classic Grindhouse films back in the late eighties. One couldn't help but notice all the gruesome artwork which delights every lunatic horror fan with a lust for gore.
Fulci lives! Thanks to the Gods of DVD!!!
This time, Fulci takes us to the Caribbean to give us a thrill-a-minute with flesh eating voodoo zombies. Trust me, these are the ugliest zombies I have ever seen. Here, the zombie epidemic is growing & a doctor desperately searches to remedy the problem.
Although I hardly think viewers will give a damn about the plot, I am confident they will love the gory special effects. What Fulci lacked as far as plot goes, he more than made up for with intense violence & blood galore. Fulci really raised the bar on this one & zombie enthusiasts everywhere can only salute one of the Italian masters of horror. We can enjoy this film for years to come thanks to Anchor Bay, Blue Underground, & Shreik Show.
*** out of **** I'm always willing to give a film a second chance unless I really, really hated it. I didn't really, really hate Lucio Fulci's "Zombie", so I decided to watch it again; this time with original Italian Audio (with English Subtitles), and a mood that was acceptable for this kind of movie. Fulci's film is a solid one, at best. At worst, people could see it as stupid and meaningless; as I once did. But this time, when I watched it and gave … more
Zombi 2 (also known as Zombie, Island of the Living Dead, Zombie Island, Zombie Flesh Eaters and Woodoo) is a 1979zombiehorror film directed by Lucio Fulci. It is the best-known of Fulci's films. The movie made Fulci a horror icon. Despite the fact that the title alludes to the film being a sequel to Zombi (the Italian title of George A. Romero's Dawn of the Dead), the films are unrelated. When the film was released in 1979, it was scorned for its extremely bloody content notably by the at the time Conservative British Parliament..