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
The music is pretty cool and the zombie design is also pretty neat. The effects for that time are really solid. I enjoy the idea that the zombies are to some degree intelligent and are strong. The zombie versus the shark scene was pretty cool too. Though, the plot progression is insanely slow and pretty boring to be honest. The zombies' walking speed is so slow that it makes almost no sense that the zombies would take over anything since they are also so easy to kill.
As far as I am concerned the godfather of zombie Grindhouse. If you were not born between the 60's and 70's then you don't understand. A classic in its own way from the atmospheric music to the unsettling zombie makeup to just the cheesy plot. Sorry if you need to check your phone between killings but this was what it was like back then. This was as underground as you can get when it came to legendary horror films.
Zombie 🧟♂️ vs Shark 🦈 need I say more
One of the best