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Zombi 2 (1980)


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Release Date: Jul 18, 1980 Wide



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This audaciously disgusting spectacle from the late master of gruesome horror, Lucio Fulci, was posited as a semi-sequel to George Romero's Dawn of the Dead, which was released in Italy as Zombi. Tisa Farrow and a group of vacationing tourists travel to an island where they find a doctor (Richard Johnson) who is attempting to cure a condition that reanimates the dead. Things quickly get out of control as undead Spanish conquistadors crawl from their graves hungry for human flesh. The



Dardano Sacchetti, Elisa Briganti

Aug 25, 1998

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[the remaster] looks a whole lot better than the bootlegged version lost down the back of the sofa in the video nasty era, but apart from its iconic zombie-vs.-shark sequence, it has little to offer today's audience beyond nostalgia for its own sake

November 15, 2012 Full Review Source: Sight and Sound
Sight and Sound

Filled with lasting iconic imagery, gruesome special effects, and memorable sequences of the sub-genre...

June 16, 2012 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed | Comment (1)
Cinema Crazed

Zombies, voodoo, and victims with bad peripheral vision

March 22, 2012 Full Review Source: Movie Habit
Movie Habit

Blue Underground's release of Zombie is nothing short of a gift for fans. A time-capsule-worthy look at one of horror cinema's most infamous and fun movies.

October 29, 2011 Full Review Source: Dread Central

A gore bore. "Barf bags" were handed out to people paying to see this in theaters. No-Doze would have been more appropriate.

August 21, 2008 | Comments (4)

For the zombie connoisseur, it's a treasure of invention and all-around solid filmmaking.

April 6, 2008 Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Comments (2)
Antagony & Ecstasy

Shamelessly trashy but all the better for it.

October 13, 2007 Full Review Source: Projection Booth
Projection Booth

Fulci is a particularly tactile director with a specially attuned sense for what sends the audience's gag reflex into overdrive

November 8, 2006 Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk
Q Network Film Desk

Achieves a ghastly sort of brilliance.

July 29, 2005 Full Review Source: Lessons of Darkness | Comment (1)
Lessons of Darkness

For a renowned entry in the satire-compatible cinema of the undead, Zombie is egregiously synthetic

September 30, 2004 Full Review Source: Film Freak Central
Film Freak Central

Inane Fulci gorefest. Alternately boring and silly.

August 24, 2003 | Comments (6)
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

A pretty bad film that makes for an OK video rental.

August 12, 2003
Juicy Cerebellum

Has enough worm-ridden zombie flesh, horrendously fake yet appalling gore, and completely superfluous female nudity to make this a winner.

March 19, 2003 Full Review Source: | Comment (1)

...the horrible acting, uneven pacing, and truly awful dialogue negates anything positive about the movie.

October 19, 2002 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
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Audience Reviews for Zombi 2

Call it what you will, Zombi, Zombi 2, Zombie Flesh Eaters. I call it the latter personally, because as cheeky as Lucio Fulci was by proclaiming it as the sequel to George Romero's Dawn of the Dead, it really stands on it own two feet as a fantastic Zombie film. The opening scene of a crew-less ship sailing into New York harbour is unforgettable, need I mention the Zombie vs. Shark scene? Absolute brilliance.
August 14, 2014

Super Reviewer

For extended periods, the viewers are actually expected to endure excursive discussions on the voodoo origins of zombies and a doltish mystery around the disappearance of a boating enthusiast. Granted, the dropsical gore is astonishingly revolting and the makeup of the decaying zombies (with maggot-infested skulls and shredded flesh) is effectively decomposing. What should the centerpiece is an underwater scuffle between a shark and zombie is not particularly epic mostly due to the languid pacing and soft soundtrack. The solitary chilling scene is the excruciating buildup of a zombie stalking a woman through the a tropical-paradise hotel room until he effortlessly breaks through a door and slowly wrenches her eyeballs into a wooden splinter. Other than the fact that is an Italian production and set on a beach, the mayhem is a rehashed dish of Romero.
October 24, 2011
Cory Taylor

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One of the zombie greats. Zombie certainly starts and ends well. The beginning sees a boat sailing by itself. Shortly a zombie is found on board and a journalist investigates its origins. Nice to see a zombie film with a bit of mystery, even if the mystery isn't that intriguing. People will look at the dubbing and probably cry foul, but who cares. It's very well done, even when the lips don't sync. At least all the emotion in the voice matched what the actors were portraying. The zombies themselves are very well deisgned. They look like they have dug themselves up from the earth, caked in dirt and soil, making their decomposed forms eerie and disgusting. The violence is still pretty harsh. With a particular eye scene making me gag a few times. Anything to do with eyes and I'm shuddering. The best part of all is the zombie vs. shark match. Not just because of how awesome it is, but because it's from a time when they used an actual real shark and a human. Just to see these two together is impressive in a CGI dominated world. It had many an emotional part, but it's all fairly familiar. Luckily, when someone makes a film with this much passion, you're going to notice the differences no matter how small.
May 6, 2011

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