Ian Watson is the author of the #1 bestseller Midnight Movie Madness, a 400+ page guide to such bizarre, campy and endearing classics as Reefer Madness, Attack of the 50ft Woman and Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead.
on Oct. 26, 2014 :
The zombie movie is now an overworked genre. Like it's antagonists, by all rights it should have expired, but it continues to stumble on, apparently bent on world domination.
While there is some fun to be had with a slick Hollywood spectacular like "World War Z", it is only in delving back into the primordial slime of the Italian rip-offs of George Romero's original "Night of the Living Dead" and "Dawn of the Dead" that we realise the degree to which competence and good taste can impede a film's entertainment value.
Of the film's reviewed here my favourite is probably "Zombie Creeping Flesh" (1980). Where else will you see a zombie stick his hands in someone's mouth and poke their eyeballs out from the inside?
Watch out! If you read this book you may find yourself being eaten alive by a passion for watching the films of Lucio Fulci, Bruno Mattei, Umberto Lenzi et al.
(review of free book)