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Zombi Holocaust

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  •  Italy  •    •  84m  •    •  Directed by: Marino Girolami.  •  Starring: Ian McCulloch, Alexandra Delli Colli, Sherry Buchanan, Peter O'Neal, Donald O'Brien, Dakar, Walter Patriarca, Linda Fumis, Roberto Resta, Franco Ukmar, Giovanni Ukmar, Angelo Ragusa, Larry Dolgin.  •  Music by: Nico Fidenco, Walter E. Sear.
        In New York, body parts are missing in a hospital where Dr. Dreylock teaches anatomy. When one cannibal worker is killed after taking the heart of a corpse, Dr. Dreylock's assistant and anthropologist Lori Ridgeway recognizes the signal of a tribe in the Moluccas Island that worships the god Kito. Dr. Peter Chandler organizes an expedition to Moluccas with his assistant George Harper and invites Lori and the journalist Susan Kelly to travel with him. They meet Doctor Obrero that asks his servant Molotto to guide the group to Kito. Once in the island, they are hunted by hunger cannibals and zombies, and they find a dark secret about the spot.

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Shambling hot on the decaying heels of Lucio Fulci's seminal "Zombie Flesh Eaters" came "Zombie Holocaust", featuring the same lead actor, the same filming locations, and same of the same behind the scenes crew.

Known in its US release as "Dr. Butcher, Medical Deviate", this is a film that truly throws everything at the wall and sees what sticks. After an opening sequence featuring some nicely gruesome corpse eviscerations in a New York hospital, Ian McCulloch of "Flesh Eaters" and TV's "Survivors" fame teams up with lovely looking, wooden acting and seemingly clothes allergic doctor Alexandra Delli Colli (of Signor Fulci's "The New York Ripper") to investigate. After a bizarre scene in which a cannibalistic hospital employee is caught quite literally "red handed" eating a patient's guts - whereupon he flings himself out of the window and plummets to his doom - Ian and Alexandra decide to take their investigation to the "Molacca" islands in Indonesia, home of a cannibalistic cult.

Upon arrival, we are plunged into all kinds of fun and frolics involving a mad doctor experimenting on the local cannibals to create a zombie slave race that numbers about four. Much enjoyment ensues from various disembowellings, eye gougings and general dismemberment. Our rugged hero Ian mashes a zombie's face using the outboard motor from a boat, the lovely Ms. Della Colli disrobes to show off her impressive body at regular intervals, and many racial stereotype native guides get gotten by the cannibals and zombies. One of said guides even seems to yell "Macarena, he went to de boat, he deed not come back" at one point. I watched that bit about five times til i almost blacked out from laughing.

I am still baffled by the ending, however: Lori (Della Colli) is captured by the cannibals, who strip her (wahey!), paint her with flowery tattoos, and prepare to sacrifice her on an altar. Then, for no apparent reason at all, the cannibal chief changes his mind, does a little dance, and the next thing we know the cannibals accompany Lori and help her save Ian and battle the zombies. Why?!? It seems like there's whole scenes missing here, but i'm certain my copy is uncut. Maybe the cannibal chief was just a nice guy, and was just mucking around with all that sacrifice stuff.


Review by Glen McCulla from the Internet Movie Database.