DIRECTOR: LUCIO FULCI
CAST: TISA FARROW, IAN MCCULLOCH, RICHARD JOHNSON, AL CLIVER
Fabio Frizzi’s dread-inducing theme song, unforgettable ocular violence, an underwater grudge match between a zombie and a tiger shark, and a final image of apocalyptic terror: These are just a few of the pleasures of Fulci’s Zombi 2, made as an unofficial sequel to George A. Romero’s 1978 Dawn of the Dead but able to stand on its own merits. Repeat Fulci collaborators Giannetto De Rossi, Maurizio Trani, and Giovanni Corridori, handling makeup and special effects, give squishy, squelching, all-too-real form to the nightmare images spawned from Fulci’s fertile brain, combining to create a messy, malevolent masterwork of Italian horror.
Screening as a part of Academy at Metrograph.