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
Ebert was right: Fulci was a hack.
Fun zombie chomping effects, but no suspension of disbelief as victims just sit there while letting zombies eat them.
Great score, several excellent memorable scenes, some of the best looking zombies ever, scary atmosphere in some scenes, good ending.
Scary - no. Gory - kind of but not ultra-gory. Dumb - definitely.