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Zombie (1979)

Zombi 2 (original title)
R | | Horror | 18 July 1980 (USA)
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Strangers searching for a young woman's missing father arrive at a tropical island where a doctor desperately seeks the cause and cure of a recent epidemic of the undead.

Director:

Lucio Fulci

Writer:

Elisa Briganti
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tisa Farrow ... Anne Bowles
Ian McCulloch ... Peter West (as Ian Mc Culloch)
Richard Johnson ... Dr. Menard
Al Cliver ... Brian Hull
Auretta Gay ... Susan Barrett
Stefania D'Amario ... Nurse Clara - Menard's Assistant
Olga Karlatos Olga Karlatos ... Mrs. Menard
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Storyline

A zombie is found aboard a boat off the New York coast which belongs to do a famous scientist. Peter West, a journalist, travels to the Antilles with Ann, the daughter of the scientist. On the way, they meet with with Brian, a ethnologist, and Susan. When they arrive at Matul Island, they find Dr. Menard, and discover a terrifying disease which is turning the islanders into horrifying zombies which devour human flesh and seem indestructible.... Written by Si Elliott <se1@ukc.ac.uk>

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Rated R for horror violence/gore and nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

18 July 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Zombie 2: The Dead are Among Us See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

ITL410,000,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Variety Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

As shown in trailers before the film was released, airline "barf bags" were handed out to theater moviegoers due to the unusually high amount of violence and gore for a horror film of that time. See more »

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When they are on their way to the island, you see the camera is on shore for a moment looking at the boat going past where a native makes a crucifix sign on his chest you will see the owner of the boat is wearing shorts - upon arriving at the island he is wearing jeans. See more »

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[first lines]
[repeated line]
Dr. Menard: The boat can leave now. Tell the crew.
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Alternate Versions

Although the Anchor Bay version is uncut in terms of gore, it is actually missing some brief footage (a few frames at a time) during a few scenes:
  • The opening frames have been slightly trimmed, as well as the opening music.
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  • The phone booth scene is missing some footage.
  • The shark attack sequence has been slightly cut.
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There's No Matter
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Composed by Fabio Frizzi, Franco Bixio, Vince Tempera, Vittorio Pezzolla
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"The boat can leave now...tell the crew."
13 November 2011 | by Hey_SwedenSee all my reviews

"Zombi 2" is without a doubt one of the all time classics of the zombie sub genre, kick starting a cycle in director Lucio Fulci's career of no holds barred horror movies that combined in your face gruesome violence and tons of overwhelming doom and gloom atmosphere. It contains a few set pieces that are extremely iconic to horror fans; who can see the slow eyeball piercing, the underwater battle between a zombie and a shark, the sight of the zombies rising from the earth, and the fiery climax and forget them?

The movie begins with just such a set piece, a hint of things to come, when a seemingly deserted yacht sails into New York harbour, and the cops who board it are attacked by a corpulent zombie. Intrepid reporter Peter West (the engaging Ian McCulloch) teams with Anne Bowles (Tisa Farrow), the daughter of the yacht's owner, and they travel to the obscure Caribbean island of Matul to track down the father, learning that he was only one of a number of victims of a zombie epidemic there.

Commendably, screenwriter Elisa Briganti (given uncredited assistance by her husband and fellow screenwriter Dardano Sacchetti, a very familiar name to fans of Italian horror) stresses a mystery element, never giving a conclusive answer to the strange happenings - is it some disease to blame or is it really the result of voodoo? Fulci (appearing on screen as a newspaper editor-in-chief) stages the assorted bits of gory mayhem with great flair, yet parcels them out carefully, keeping the pace steady but never really cutting loose until the final act, which is intense and exciting; West proves to be a pretty kick ass hero. And the music sets the mood extremely well with a hell of a memorable main theme. The movie co-stars the always excellent Richard Johnson ("The Haunting" '63, "Beyond the Door", etc.) as the weary Dr. Menard, stubbornly struggling to find the answers, Al Cliver and Auretta Gay as the helpful Brian and Susan, lovely Stefania D'Amario as the nurse, Dakar as Lucas, and stunning Olga Karlatos as Menard's wife Paola. Both Gay and Karlatos also show off a lot of skin as well.

A thoroughly enjoyable movie with an ultimately apocalyptic feel, "Zombi 2" features some of the most convincingly ugly zombies captured on film, with "worm eye" (played by stuntman Ottaviano Dell'Acqua) having become the movie's most enduring image. This is simply one of those "must see" movies that horror fans should see as part of their experience.

Eight out of 10.


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