release year:1979 genre:horror viewing setting:home laserdisc, 6/6/99 what I expected:another gruesome living dead movie what I got:a bad one
synopsis:A woman and a reporter head to a remote island to track down her missing father, but all they find is an infestation of flesh-eating zombies.
impressions:This was a cheap Italian entry in the "living dead" genre, and it shares a lot with George Romero's zombie movies. I couldn't help but note the extreme stupidity displayed by many of this film's characters: some just STOOD there and watched the zombies shuffle toward them, which culminated in a nasty death every time. Another time, the heroes had a dozen Molotov cocktails and only had to defend a single avenue of approach - and they STILL couldn't do it, as they were overrun by the zombies. Aaaaargh! Stupid protagonists deserve to die!
body count:more than a dozen, if you count zombies as kills
acting:bad, though not terrible
the good:decent gore effects, a bit of gratuitous nudity
the bad:bad dubbing, crude execution of simple plot
final word:This movie lives somewhere between watchable and bad.
rating: D+ (the "+" is only due to good gore and gratuitous nudity)
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