It starts out with Professor Avres in an underground catacomb. He fumbles around for a while, then the dead people around him start walking around. He is attacked.
We then switch to a group of friends(?) that arrive at a mansion for a vacation. They apparently have some connection to the Professor, because someone mentions him once. Everyone has sex, a lot, then get attacked by zombies. That's really about it. Oh, and there's a kid (who looks like he's thirty-five) who REALLY likes his mom.
Janet - Karin Well
Mark - Gian Luigi Chirizzi
James - Simone Mattioli
Leslie - Antonella Antinori
George - Roberto Caporali
Evelyn - Maria Angela Giordano
Michael - Peter Bark
Kathleen - Anna Valente
Nicholas - Claudio Zucchet
Professor Avres - Renato Barbieri
Director - Andrea Bianchi
Written by - Piero Regnoli
Not sure of whence this idea that a movie (especially this one) would ever be wonderful or mesmerizing, but somehow it managed to be. The zombies for the most part are a riot; they're smart (go figure) and plan traps (how this works, I'll never get), tthey're slow as all hell, but abundant, which makes up for it. They all wander around not knowing what the hell they are doing at all, which was probably the overall tone amongst everyone while this movie was being made. Of course you can't go too wrong; it has it's share of typical euro-trash gore and nudity (done quite well I may add, considering the lucky female was mad hot). I like to to think the mother's child was a mean joke, or accident; no way someone was paid (or legitimately cast) to play him. Guess you'll have to take a gamble and watch it to see what I'm talking about. Ending was cool too; At least I thought so and that's all that matters dammit. You may not think much of this film, as it does have slow moments and plot holes, but you could do worse, trust us.Hide Full Review
Not sure of whence this idea that a movie (especially this one) would ever be wonderful or mesmerizi ...
No! Don't kill Santa, He's our friend!!!
Why does everyone need a gun to kill a zombie when obviously all you need is a rock?! I have to give mad props for the zombies in this movie, they actually have brains. The seem to be attending a military training camp before they attack. The voice dubbing is amazing, I could have achieved the same quality with my "My First Sony" tape recorder. As for the plot, who needs a plot with all the gore in this movie? The script involved everyone screaming everyone else's name throughout the whole movie. And don't forget the bright ideas used to escape the military zombies like "Let them in" and "Let's go down there".
There is plenty of gore and bad voice overs to keep you going through the movie. Definitely worth seeing.
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I first saw this when I was a wee lad (ok, I was 13, but that was a while ago), and I really don't remember the film being as slow as it is. Maybe I saw a different cut?
No matter. Despite the slow-ass zombies (especially when they take 15 years getting out of the ground), the movie is a great cheese-filled example of the low-budget Italian horror cinema. Bad dubbing? Check. Acting? Funny. 'Uh-oh' ending? Yep, plus it's a little more hardcore than others.
The zombies themselves look like they took some old rags and scuffed them up a bit, then added some worms for effect. As I said before, they are slow as all hell...plus REALLY smart, which sets this movie apart from most films of the similar vein.
Battering rams! Throwing knives! Traps! Teleportation! They can do it all, and it's a riot. They even manage to impersonate people near the end. Speaking of the end, the apocalyptic (yet misspelled) ending is one of the movie's best parts. When I spent a few years looking for this gem that's what I remembered from my youth, was the very last image of the film. Great stuff. Not exactly happy go lucky trotting through the daisies with a popsicle in your hand and a pocket full of dreams kind of ending, no sir.
Actually the creepiest part of the movie without a doubt is the "kid," who is really some 40 year old dude who has the hots for his mom. It's really creepy, plus a scene with the mom and him near the end might give female viewers an idea what a guy feels like getting kicked in the nuts...you'll see when you watch it...Hide Full Review
I first saw this when I was a wee lad (ok, I was 13, but that was a while ago), and I really don't ...
Script - no
Smart zombies - yes
Plot - no
Awful dubbing- yes
Opening music! Smooooooth jazz baby.
Count the extreme close-ups!
All the intense music, with NO action.
Rocks are waaaay more effective than rakes or guns.
Slow motion head smash!
Just a bruise?? Ankles of steel!
Did that zombie just pass out? Maybe he has a weak stomach...
If you can push the statue that easy, I don't think it will make a good door blocker.
Nigths of terror? What's going on? I'm just not scared anymore...
James - "You look just like a little whore. But I like that look on you."
Mark - "You're getting a raise outta me all right but it's got nothing to do with money!"
Micheal - "This cloth, it smells of death!"
Mark - "Harder, harder!"
James - "They can only be killed by blowing their heads off!"