AKA Doctor Butcher MD
I have chosen another 70’s Italian zombie flick here, mainly from having watched a lot of modern crud and realising the Italians pretty much hit the formula spot on, 30 years ago. (This formula being great non-CGI gore, stupid looking Zombie makeup made of clay and moss, and pointless gratuitous norks a plenty).
Zombie Holocaust seems to be a greatest hits of zombie scenes from this era, except it seems to include plenty of Cannibals, and very little in the way of zombies, which is frankly a tad disappointing.
However, onto the important part : The Gore. There is plenty of cannibal organ munching, some impressive eye gouging, a few severed limbs, some scalping’s, the odd impaling, and a wonderful zombie face vs boat propeller (a film highlight). Top this off with the required nork scenes (painted up with hippy flowers) and you’ve got a pretty impressive film.
Obviously the plot is pure bumf, and just an excuse to get the characters onto the zombie island ready to be slaughtered, but then that’s all you really need. I’ll watch COMMANDO if I’m looking for a film with a decent plot. If it’s nonsense gore and zombies, I’ll take that any day.
Gore Score 4\5
Norks Score 3\5
Overall Score 3.5\5 (Would be a 4 if the zombies actually did something, rather than just stand around groaning).