(In the highly unlikely event that you don’t agree with this review, see my amazing full report on this awesome movie over at our friends Blog of the Living Dead – Zombie Flesh Eaters Review)
AKA Zombie, Zombi 2
There was an England football match on TV last night so the plan was to watch that instead of our usual Wednesday movie. However, come the 2nd half we all figured we’d seen enough so I suggested sticking in a Zombie film, just for a change. I had first dibs here as over the weekend a decision was made to watch Star Wars Episode 1-3 end-to-end, so in order to get my own back I chose to watch ‘The Best zombie Film Ever Made’ aka Zombie Flesh Eaters!
Although I don’t think i’ve seen it since starting this blog it is good to know that having seen so many new Zombie flicks in the last year, (well new to me anyway) my favourite film still holds its own against them all. It is a full blown classic.
Forget adding Romance, Comedy, Social Commentary, or Satire etc into the plot, this film is just straight forward Zombie goodness. The music is amazing, the set pieces are great (Zombie Vs Shark? Get In There!), there is some quality norkage, and lets not forget the most famous Eye Gouging scene ever put to film. Zombie Flesh Eaters is the ultimate in zombie filmdom.
It is the perfect mix of traditional Zombie legend, 70’s Italian gore and exploitation, with quality music and not a single dodgy CGI effect to be seen.
Perfect from start to finish (and that final shot of the zombies invading NY, with the great radio commentary over the top is the perfect way to finish a film). Fulci went onto make other classic Zombie films, but none as fantastic as this. It is just a pity that everyone in my flat fell asleep during it. Oh well, that means i’ll have to watch it again just for them!
Gore Score B
Norks Score B
Overall Score A+