Directed by Lucio Fulci
After making his name in the giallo subgenre, Lucio Fulci breathed new life into his career with this ultra-gory 1979 masterpiece about a group of unfortunate Americans who foolishly set sail for a remote Caribbean island that's crawling with worm-filled zombies. Thanks to its extraordinarily gruesome FX and that still-unbelievable zombie vs. shark-scene, ZOMBIE sparked a zombie-gore trend in Italy, and landed itself a permanent spot on the list of the greatest zombie movies in the history of the subgenre. Essential viewing for all Shudder-ers!
Lucio Fulci’s ultra-gory masterpiece is a must-see classic of zombie cinema.
Cast: Tisa Farrow, Ian McCulloh, Richard Johnson, Olga Karlatos
best zombie movie ever
Hilariously goofy classic. Be aware that some have "seen" this in heavily edited version. The old "R rated" edit was awful. This movie should always be seen as intended.
Somehow never saw this until I got on Shudder. I am always down for zombie movies, shows, games, comics, whatever, so this is totally in my wheelhouse. Great movie even if the story was so/so at best. Gore and kills were all awesome. You gotta watch this one for shark vs zombie and the “eye scene” alone!! Check it out!
The gore scenes look extremely realistic in this zombie classic. Eibon Press is currently publishing a series of comics (they’re up to #7 at time of my writing) which bills itself as a sequel to this film. Worth checking out. They’re ultra gory!