Zombi 2 (1979) – English

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AKA: Zombie; Zombie Flesh Eaters
Directed by: Lucio Fulci
Starring: Tisa Farrow (Anne Bowles), Ian McCulloch (Peter West), Auretta Gay (Susan), Al Cliver (Brian), Richard Johnson (Dr. Menard), Olga Karlatos (Menard’s wife), Stefania D’Amario (Nurse), Dakar (Lucas)
Country: Italy; Effed Up European Films
Language: English Dub (Optional Eng Subs)
Runtime: 01:31:29
Genres: Zombies, Gore-Gruesome

About:
In some ways, Zombie was another in the wave of movies about Western ideas being shocked, intrigued and repulsed by native practices. But it also was unique in setting the standard in gore – top Fulci’s Zombie, if you must, might well be something casually thrown around among filmmakers.

Dawn of the Dead was released in Italy as Zombi and though work on Fulci’s film had already begun by then, the producers chose to market it as a sequel. Hence Zombi 2.

The story is quite straightforward. On a Caribbean island, the dead are coming back to life. Locals think it’s voodoo. But a doctor living there, for the glory of science, is hellbent on uncovering a more palatable explanation. Even if it means his wife hates the place and is about to lose her shit. Eventually she loses one of her eyes, in one of the most iconic moments in cinema. The film is also renowned for an underwater shark sequence (that wasn’t shot by Fulci). Some also love the music.

It’s probably Fulci’s most renowned work internationally and must also be credited for paying close literal attention to, the dead are rising.

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Dmt_Perception
Dmt_Perception
August 12, 2022 4:25 pm

Finally Fulcis’ walking flowerpots make an appearance! My personal favourite zombie movie.

Cheers EUM.

MR BRIMSTONE
MR BRIMSTONE
August 13, 2022 1:00 am

A truly great Fulci film.
I don’t know if I personally would label it an “Effed up” movie but I do remember that the trailer with the scene on the cover just about scared the living dooey eyed dogshit outta me when I was 12!

liwa
liwa
August 13, 2022 1:43 am

among us

PissBeUponYou
PissBeUponYou
August 14, 2022 12:24 am

This masterpiece bravely goes where no other movie has dared to tread and attempts to answer the age old question:- who would win in a fight between a zombi and a shark?

muffles
muffles
Reply to  PissBeUponYou
August 14, 2022 3:45 am

Is the answer Henry Winker as The Fonz. At some point he will appear on this site for his party piece in a morgue.

Bambeemer
Bambeemer
August 15, 2022 8:38 pm

One of my favourites

Zed Man
Zed Man
August 18, 2022 12:46 am

Fulci is the man. He made lots of great movies. Need more of them here.

Dr Harris
Dr Harris
August 18, 2022 3:34 pm

It’s 1980.
It’s Fulci.. it’s Zombies.
What a time to be alive.. or dead.. or walking dead hahhahah
Waaaay ahead of its time for effects and ting it’s still a corker today .
Ok dubbing is a little off but what the hell it’s a storming romp a thon.

repulsion magnetica
repulsion magnetica
August 23, 2022 2:14 am

First horror gore zombie movie Ive ever watch! I went with my family to the theatre back in the 80s, I was 4 years old!!! For some reason there was no kind of regulations. I still have the bad sensation when I remember it with a little boy´s mind, as an adult I still love this film, but it´s just not the same. Fulci rules!!!!!