Sunday, May 6, 2012

Zombie Holocaust (1980)


Starring: Ian McCulloch, Alexandra Delli Colli, Sherry Buchanan

Run Time: 1:20

Rant: This movie is out of control. They really shoot for the goddamn stars. Fuck getting the first down, they're going for a touchdown on every play. Even in the scenes without zombies they find some reason to rip something apart. They just don't give a shit about anything.

The sound effects are pure shit. This is an italian made movie, but sometimes it looks like they're actually saying the words in English. I can't get it straight. It's definitely dubbed but I can't tell if the actors are speaking English or Italian.

The whole thing just does't feel right. It's just weird. Unnaturally weird. Just goofy. At the begining there's this cooky dude running around eating hearts out of the dead bodies at a hospital. Then he takes a leap out the window. You're sitting there watching and trying to figure out what in the name of fuck is going on? I guess he's a zombie or a cannibal or some shit? What the fuck? Then they go to a jungle and get attacked by the native cannibals. Is this about zombies or cannibals? Both I guess, but the zombies are barely in it and the cannibals do most of the killing.

The nudity is forced and it's just weird. It's different when it's a sex scene or a shower scene and the actress turns the sexy thing on but in this it's all people getting undressed to go to bed and stuff like that. It's shot like a real person getting undressed instead of an actress doing a nude scene if that makes sense. It makes you feel like a peeping tom. I feel dirty watching this movie. Everything about it just feels dirty. Either they're going for that vibe and they're genius, or they don't know what they're doing and accidentilly obtained creepy gold.

If you're looking for good gore with no sense of fun, this one's for you. The acting and story is awful but this movie just doesn't fuck around. Some movies with tons of gore like Dead Alive, you can tell there's some humor and the people involved are sort of silly. This movie doesn't give a fuck about being silly. They just wanna see some shit get shredded. This is a hardcore awful horror movie.

Terrible lines: "I'm determined to have your brain!"

Fun Facts: The movie was release in the United States as Dr. Butcher, M.D.

Kill Count:
Uncredited (35:08) Killed off camera, just shown shredded body.
Uncredited (38:57) Throat cut by cannibals, then eaten.
Uncredited (43:18) Stabbed by pole in stomach.
George Happer (46:21) Stomach cut open and intestines eaten. Then eyse sockets ripped out.
Suzan (1:01:28) Head sawed open and brain taken out.
Dr. Obrero (1:18:25) Eaten by cannibals off camera.


Horror film: 4
Entertainment: 5.5
Gore: 10
Overall: 5.8