Paura nella città dei morti viventi (City Of The Living Dead) (The Gates of Hell) (1980)
Average Rating: 5/10
Reviews Counted: 11
Fresh: 6 | Rotten: 5
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Release Date: Aug 11, 1980 Wide
Average Rating: 3.3/5
User Ratings: 10,203
This gruesome horror film from cult director Lucio Fulci posits a priest's suicide opening the gateway to Hell, freeing bloodthirsty zombies to roam the town of Dunwich. The main attractions are startlingly explicit special effects by Franco Rufino, including two of the horror genre's most memorable deaths. One involves perennial victim Giovanni Lombardo Radice (also known as John Morghen) having his head run through with a power-drill, and the second is the notorious scene of a woman vomiting
Aug 11, 1980 Wide
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Whilst not as outlandish as The Beyond, undoubtedly Fulci's finest fever-dream, City Of The Living Dead is still startlingly crackers.
City of the Living Dead is a film that deserves its place within your horror library. Bless your black horror loving hearts, Blue Underground! Now bring on The Beyond and Zombie please!
... the story is a strange mix of supernatural weirdness, demonic invasion and rotting corpses hunting down the living with a sense of purpose.
Teleporting Zombies! Hanging priests! Bleeding eyes! Organ regurgitation! The plot is meaningless and the characters senseless. But these are pluses for films in this cycle.
The very epitome of giallo; Fulci's masterpiece, but also among the worst films I've ever seen.
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