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
Came for the gore and the zombie/shark fight, and it was worth the price of admission. The rest though, nah.
Zombie VS Shark = excellent!!! Zombie Conquistador Pseudo-Voodoo backstory = somewhat excellent!!! Eaten Back to Life?! Skull full of .....MmmmaaaAAAGGGOOTTTSSSS!!! 🤘
It wasn't bad but a lot of things were too drawn out and ridiculous. for example, the worm blasting, they suffered through that when they could have just closed the window. And the Indiana Jones like journey through the crypt.
Not bad. Gory.