Zombi 2

1980

Zombi 2

Critics Consensus

Zombi 2 is an absurdly graphic zombie movie legendary for some gory scenes and nothing in between.

40%

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Total Count: 25

69%

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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 nauseatingly graphic set-pieces by Gianetto de Rossi include a close-up of a woman's eye being pierced by a large shard of wood and a zombie fighting a Great White shark underwater. This relatively well-made shocker was enormously popular worldwide and led to the zombie-gore film becoming the dominant motif of 1980s Italian horror. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi

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Critic Reviews for Zombi 2

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Audience Reviews for Zombi 2

  • Apr 29, 2016
    There is absolutely no point in trying to make any sense of this ridiculous, trashy movie (which is not even a sequel of anything despite its title), and so I guess the best thing to do is just enjoy the great score (really, it is great) and those laughable gory scenes.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer
  • May 22, 2012
    A complete mess once again, in terms of storyline or just "reason" to explain what's happening and why from Mr. Fulci but hey! What about a zombie vs. shark underwater battle scene? With a real shark! And a completly disgusting eye impalement scene? And gratuitous amounts of gore in full detail? What about a great atmosphere and great settings? That's what this man is great at and many others still pale in comparison to him.
    Francisco G Super Reviewer
  • Oct 24, 2011
    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.
    Cory T Super Reviewer
  • Oct 04, 2011
    We don't make this kind of films anymore. The make up techniques in this film was superb. The shark vs. Zombie scene and the Eye Popping scenes were just remarkable
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer

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