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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

City of the Living Dead (1980) - Lucio Fulci


There was a string of horrible Italian splatter flicks that came out during the Grindhouse heyday of the 70's. Thanks to the likes of Dario Argento and Lucio Fulci putting their crazy, messed-up visions to celluloid. These were usually brought to you in their full gory glory, complete with buckets of blood. This movie is no exception. 

This movie is nothing more than a perfect example of a schlock eighties zombies flick. A product of exporting their work out to Italy where unfortunately the overdubbing is too much at times. However, it does add some bit of nostalgia when you watch these. You know its not going to be perfect. It's all part of the package. Right? 



A priest kills himself on consecrated ground awakening the dead. Now a journalist needs to get to the bottom of this disaster and hopefully save the day. Sounds like a pretty thin storyline? It is. Everything from the storyline to the acting is boring. Needless to say, it could be a lot better. 


There are some really creative deaths and funny scenes. The movie is so splatter crazy that it actually works as a comedy. There is a scene where a lady throws up her insides, its really long and bloody. Like I said above the Zombies have superpowers. They can teleport, they have super strength, and they can kill you with their mind. They also have the power to fill a room with maggots. I really have a big problem with people overcrowding a simple Zombie movie with stupid, useless story line. I am going to knock the movie for having all of those problems.It's like giving a laser gun to a cockroach.

Director: Lucio Fulci
Country: Italy
Style: Giallo Zombie Horror 

Did ya know...
The movie has a ton of titles including "The Gates Of Hell"
The movie was filmed in New York, NY
The film originally received an X rating. 

I just coughed up a lung!

1 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think 99% of Fulci's movies is really really bad. Just nonsense.