I Eat Your Skin (2011)

I Eat Your Skin (2011)

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Schlock producer Jerry Gross rescued this previously-unreleased 1964 clunker (originally titled Voodoo Blood Bath from utter anonymity, saddling it with a meaningless (but cute) new title for a now-legendary drive-in double bill with I Drink Your Blood. Whereas its companion film has gained a sordid reputation for being one of the first films ever to be branded with an "X" rating by the MPAA solely for graphic violence, this limp zombie nonsense bears no such mark of distinction. The story is set on a lush tropical island where a writer (William Joyce) arrives in search of material on voodoo legends for his latest novel. He eventually stumbles onto the secret laboratory of a mad scientist whose experiments with reversing the aging process have been turning his native subjects into bug-eyed, papier-mâché-faced zombies. Despite this daunting side-effect, the doc goes right on with his experiments, zombie numbers keep growing, and the natives are growing seriously restless. So restless, it turns out, that they are prepared to sacrifice the scientist's pretty daughter (Heather Hewitt) in retaliation. Not even silly enough to be amusing, this one is just plain dull.
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Horror
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Cast

William Joyce
as Tom Harris
Heather Hewitt
as Jeannie Biladeau
Betty Hyatt Linton
as Coral Fairchild
Dan Stapleton
as Duncan Fairchild
Robert Stanton
as Dr. Biladeau
Walter Coy
as Charles Bentley

Critic Reviews for I Eat Your Skin

All Critics (1)

An utterly square attempt at early-60s hipness.

Full Review… | August 19, 2009
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Audience Reviews for I Eat Your Skin

Laughable but mildly entertaining story about a James Bond like author able to handle not only swarms of ladies but a gun with unlimited ammunition, zombies, an airplane. Well, you get the idea. Romance, voodoo, violence, well intentioned cancer research doctor gone mad. Something for everyone. 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A cancer researcher on a remote Caribbean island discovers that by treating the natives with snake venom he can turn them into bug-eyed zombies. [img]http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSzZzRZRcyKGQWA49KTIbB7j1AMIuCeyik0NEDRL-EsJSZG5tFCDQ[/img] Advised by his publisher to visit an almost all female island called Voodoo, the idea is to gather material for the author's next great best seller. Little does he know until its too late that the island has lots of killer snakes, a doctor on the island with a beautiful daughter and research that is making the natives "restless" to say the least. Since our author is the biggest playboy womanizer ever, he throws away all caution. The ending is a confessing doctor, an exploding island (most silly to watch) and a trip back to Miami where the story begins. Our playboy author is hooked on the doctor's daughter and loving it. [img]http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSn8yRIXlOAN69yzbF_Ry8YdLkTKO7O-IIemEcaa5hGozeVV-BA[/img] But what does the TITLE mean, Monsieur Rick? Well, for starters, it has no meaning for the movie. For marketing purposes only, there was no flesh eating zombies. Just money grabbing film makers. The film was released six years after it was made. It should have been a hundred. [img]http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTdCGg1PURCLPwHJhasLyGtFDkrnCSNS9ZxgEXWcmInZipqx1ej[/img] NOTES about the film: 1 Its fun to see the "native" white dancers at the human sacrifices doing various sixties dances. The frug, the watoosie, the loco-motion, the mashed potatoes... but fortunately and thankfully NOT the twist. 2 The zombie natives speak some sort of Italian. Quite amusing. 3 The soundtrack, if you want to call it that, is typical and unmemorable. 4 This film sat on the shelf unreleased for six years until is was picked up by distributor Jerry Gross (of Cinemation Industries), who needed a horror film to play on the bottom of a double bill with his in-house production I Drink Your Blood. The title was changed to "I Eat Your Skin" (1970). 5 Del Tenney's I Eat Your Skin was filmed in Florida in 1964, under the working title Zombies. Alot of films were made at this time to cash in on the James Bond craze, Like this one. The opening and closing scenes are filmed at Miami's Fountainbleu Hotel, the same hotel where a few scenes of Goldfinger take place. This movie was originally titled Voodoo Blood Bath. REVIEWS about the film: 1 What a bad bad movie. It's not like I was expecting Citizen Kane or anything. 2 I EAT YOUR SKIN is very reminiscent of the works of Ed Wood on just about every level (although I think Wood was a bit weirder), so fans of his work should love it. Despite the somewhat misleading title, that's right; I EAT YOUR SKIN contains absolutely no eating of skin whatsoever. 3 I've seen this movie at least a dozen times. This is definately one of those, so bad it's good spook movies. The makeup effects, although cheap, are at the least memorable and not just grease-paint. The acting is also memorable, if only because it's so bad. The Uber macho-ism of lead character Tom Harris (played by a mostly shirtless William Joyce) will make you laugh out loud. I cannot recommend this movie enough. I was more entertained by this flick than the last 3 big budgeted movies I rented from Blockbusters! Complete credited cast: William Joyce ... Tom Harris Heather Hewitt ... Jeannie Biladeau Betty Hyatt Linton ... Coral Fairchild Dan Stapleton ... Duncan Fairchild Walter Coy ... Charles Bentley Director: Del Tenney Writer: Del Tenney Producer: Del Tenney See it in all its "pathetic?" glory: http://www.archive.org/details/ForYouIDie Runtime:84 min Sound Mix:Mono Color:Black and White

monsieur rick
monsieur rick

Slow, boring, and plotless. The story is bland, the characters are ridiculous, and the pacing was bad. Bad enough to be laughable, but not enough to be enjoyable.

Wes Shad
Wes Shad
½

The film starts with a bikini-clad White woman (apparently dancing with voodoo music playing in the jungle). Soon she is on all fours (lookin' like she's ready for some doggy-style) in front of the Black crowd and then the priest beheads her. Then we are at a hotel pool with a trash-novelist surrounded by a bunch of hotties while he recites sex-scenes from his books. One of the girl's husbands' arrives ready to fight; as the novelist escapes he laughs as the husband beats his too-hot-for-him wife. The novelist travels with his agent to "Voodoo Island" in order to inspire his next tome. (Of course, their plane crashes on the island.) After strangely being attacked by some blood-lusting humans in the jungle, they discover the island is home to a scientist (who has a hot daughter who likes to skinny-dip) doing unsuccessful cancer research (resulting in zombification). While many of the jungle-natives have become zombies, others are performing voodoo and looking for White women to sacrifice (maybe these were early Zebra Killings or like those who followed Yahweh Ben Yahweh). Whatever the case, the all try to get off the island alive.The scientist nukes the island. Not released 'till 1971, even for 1964 it seemed a bit dated because the zombies in this were human-vegetable-type found in White Zombie and the like (the better cannibal-type hadn't been invented for a couple years yet).

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