City of the Living Dead

City of the Living Dead

Directed by Lucio Fulci

A reporter and a psychic try to close the gates of hell before zombies invade Earth in the first of Italian gore maestro Lucio Fulci's "Gates of Hell" trilogy. After a priest guarding the gates dies, Mary and Peter learn that his death created the opportunity for the dead to rise in only a few days. Soon enough, gruesome things start happening - including the film's most famous sequence where a female victim literally pukes her guts out. If George Romero's living dead films are too tame for you, Fulci's films should satisfy all your creepy cravings. Contains violence and gore.

A reporter and a psychic try to close the gates of hell before zombies invade Earth.

Cast: Christopher George, Catriona MacColl, Carlo De Mejo, Giovanni Lombardo Radice

Member Reviews

Fulci always brings unique nightmare-fueled imagery that transcends any sub-genre descriptor, but his films are quite rough. You can expect bad dialogue and nonsensical human relationships, but somehow still feel compelled to stay for the horror and call it a "classic" when all is done. I truly wish modern directors would borrow some of the surreal and macabre absurdity from this period of horror history, because while there is a lot to be improved there are also amazing things to inspire and build off of. City of the Living Dead is exceptional in his filmography.

Precarious
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3 days ago

Classic 1980s cheese! Fun from beginning to end.

Alice/Kate
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5 days ago

Criminally underrated. Fulci's best work, imho

Brujah
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6 days ago

IT was ok . It was kind of boring and predictable slow. The gore was very decent .

Jaylovewalker
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7 days ago

This was a good horror film for its time but i never could get the ending!!!

Tewagirl
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13 days ago