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
A classic zombie film for sure with lots of unforgettable moments. The kills are definitely the real highlight of the movie. Fulci doesn't hold back and it makes for an incredibly visceral feeling. I found myself reaching for my neck when I saw one character's neck getting ripped open. I don't know how on earth they got the shark scene filmed. One shot almost looks like the camera man was riding the shark, it's insanity. While the film writing wise is fairly standard, it's the special effects and kills you come to this one for, and it does not dissapoint.
One of the best Zombie films made!
Awesome zombie movie!
It's Lucio Fulci so what can you expect really. Awesome practical effects, B00BS and some hilarious dubbing (but awesome soundtrack) earns Zombie a cult classic seal of approval for many. Tons of fun to be had as long as you don't take it too seriously.
It's an entertaining movie. Plenty of gore and great effects for the era. First time I came across this movie was in a video rental store in the late 80s. I was too young to see it, but the box image (as seen on this page) stayed with me. Things I learned from this movie: 1) in the late 1970s, it was customary for women divers to go topless underwater; 2) on tropical islands, bodies are typically buried one foot underground; 3) it’s safe to throw molotov cocktails less than 10 feet away; 4) zombies are capable of taking on a shark underwater; 5) in the face of overwhelming odds, it’s a good idea for a group of four to take on a horde of zombies