(aka ZOMBI 2 aka ZOMBIE FLESH EATERS)
It's hard to describe Italian horror maestro Lucio Fulci's unofficial — and unauthorized — sequel to George Romero's 1978 DAWN OF THE DEAD (which was re-edited by Dario Argento and released in Italy as ZOMBI), but we're going to try. When a lone zombie is found aboard the abandoned boat of a New York scientist, the scientist's daughter teams up with an intrepid journalist to travel to Matul, a remote Caribbean island where her father had been working. The pair finally make it to the island just in time to discover that a terrifying disease has been turning the islanders into zombies — and that the doctor overseeing its containment has lost control. Featuring an iconic battle between a zombie and great white shark, conquistador zombies and an eye-slicing scene to rival UN CHIEN ANDALOU, ZOMBIE aka ZOMBI 2 is an all-time undead classic. DIR Lucio Fulci; SCR Elisa Briganti, Dardano Sacchetti, Chuck Smith; PROD Fabrizio De Angelis, Ugo Tucci. Italy, 1979, color, 91 min. In English and Spanish with English subtitles. RATED R
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