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Italy  •    •  94m  •    •  Directed by: Luca Boni, Marco Ristori.  •  Starring: Alex Lucchesi, Guglielmo Favilla, Claudio Marmugi, Rosella Elmi, Elisa Ferretti, Steve Sylvester, Paolo Spartaco Palazzi, Roberto Mariotti, Riccardo Floris, Fabiano Lioi, Francesco Malcom, Matteo Cantu, Alessio Cherubini.  •  Music by: Bahntier, Justin Bennett, Filippo Corradin, Stefano Rossello, Wheelsfargo.
      The world - devastated by the Great Epidemic - is governed by hordes of living dead. Three men - Igor and Alen, two hunters of dead and a scientist, Gyno - try to give an answer to what has happened to the human race. Alen and Igor leave for two days of hunting to find new "guinea-pigs" for Gyno and meet the most varied characters: a crazy painter, neo-Nazis and a mysterious girl, daughter of the feared Plague-Spreader, supposed craftsman of the epidemic...

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Italians are great at making zombie films, so I was curious to see how a modern take on it would turn out. Would it stand up to the 'zombie versus shark' scene of Zombie Flesh Eaters? Or Burial Ground's "Momma - this cloth smells of death" scene? Or how about that bit in Nightmare City where they fight the zombies while climbing a roller-coaster? Well, they almost do it, almost. At first I thought I was in for another snore fest alongside Tokyo Zombies as we have two protagonists who mumble about things and lie about staring into space, but things picked up a bit, although they never quite reach the delirious heights of the "Removing the vocals chords" scene from Zombie Holocaust.

These two guys, plus another two annoying guys, plus a crazy scientists and perhaps another guy, are all living in a compound and are the only people left alive after a zombie epidemic (save for the neo-Nazis, a crazy artist called Carravagio, and some guy called the plague spreader). There are no women left, seemingly, except for the half alive wife of one of the guys who they keep chained up in the basement. The scientist guy sends out the two main characters to get more zombie to experiment on, which leads to a road movie type scenario.

While slow to start off, things picked up a bit when they go toe to toe with the Neo-nazi guys, meet the plague spreader etc, but the story needed a bit more action (main problem here is that zombies themselves are a bit thin on the ground). There are certain quirks in the film (like the strange animation that the zombies watch) and quite a bit of gore, so I'd say it's worth a watch.

However, it's got nothing on the "meeting the natives" scene from Zombie Creeping Flesh, the "flying head" sequence from Zombie Flesh Eaters 2, the attack on the hospital in "The Living Dead at the Manchester Morgue", Massimo Vanni's fighting off the dead in Zombie Flesh Eaters 3, the whole of Dellamore Dellamorte, John Morghen's death in Cannibal Apocalypse, and, well, it's a whole lot better than Oasis of the zombies.


Review by Bezenby from the Internet Movie Database.

 

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