I am an avid fan of Lucio Fulci, and yet I must say that "Zombi 3" (aka. "Zombie Flesh Eaters 2") of 1988, which he made with two other directors, Bruno Mattei and Claudi Fragasso, was quite a disappointment. Especially compared to its great predecessor, Fulci's very own Gore classic "Zombi 2" (aka. "Zombie Felsh Eaters"/"Zombie") of 1979, this is vastly disappointing. Sure, the low rating of 4.5 already suggests that it's not a good film, but, these low ratings usually come from people who are not into Italian Zombie flicks, and as enthusiastic fan of Italian Horror films and low-budget Exploitation cinema, I love many films that have only been rewarded with much lower ratings. Also, many of my fellow Italian Horror buffs seem to think of this film as underrated, which I sadly cannot agree with. Not that the film was a complete disaster. It has some redeeming qualities, above all Fulci's nauseating gore effects, that are always a pleasure to watch for an Italian Horror/Gore buff. The basic idea behind the film is also not bad (allthough far from original) and I liked the ruthless portrayal of the military. Sadly, that's about it. While the great predecessor "Zombi 2" was extremely gory, but beyond that also genuinely creepy, this is not creepy or scary for a minute, and the nauseating and often grotesque gore is the only true reason to watch "Zombi 3". The film is sometimes fun to watch, but only for the gore, and as an unintentional comedy. I guess that it was mainly the gore that came from Fulci, and the disappointing rest that came from Mattei and Fragasso, the first of which was involved in a bunch of nasty cult-flicks (such as D'Amato's "Porno Holocaust"), and the second of which is responsible for one of the worst movies ever made, the god-awful "Troll 2". Overall, this is definitely watchable for the gore, but, out of all Fulci films I've seen so far, this is definitely the worst, and I've seen the majority of this great filmmaker's repertoire. I am a Fulci fan, and I always will be, but this sure isn't his magic moment. It may be fun for the gore, but I recommend to watch any other Fulci film before this!
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Zombi 3 (1988)
When a terrorist's body, infected with a stolen chemical, is cremated by the US military, a virus is unintentionally released into the atmosphere over a small island.
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When a terrorist's body, infected with a stolen chemical, is recovered by the US military, the corpse is cremated, unintentionally releasing the virus/bacteria into the atmosphere over a small island. Soon the infected populace mutate into flesh-hungry zombies, and a trio of soldiers on leave must team up with a group of tourists and board themselves up in an abandoned hotel as they try to fend off the agile and aggressive living dead.
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Disappointing Sequel To A Gore ClassicReviewed byWitchfinder General 666Vote: 4/10
The suffering of all zombie fans who have been duped into spending their money on this cheesebag film. It is awful.
What do you get when you take a marginal script, tear out pages randomly, give it to a director who doesn't want it and so quits halfway through, give it to another director who happens to be the original author and ask him to fix it, take 3 different stories and two sets of casts and throw all this into the blender.... you get Zombie 3! Slap Fulci's name on this garbage and you're guaranteed an international zombie blockbuster.
The beginning of the film is fun in a Mystery Science Theater way. The actors and actresses do inexplicably stupid things to put themselves into harm's way. It is a miracle that any of them lived long enough to be become zombies. How often do you pull off the road, run into a condemned building and yell "Is anybody here? I just want drink of water." or park your car in the middle of the road on a curve so you can move some dead birds off the road?
It goes downhill from there... During the second act, we witness a man pull his girl friend from a pond while she is being eaten by God knows what and then jump into the water himself moments later to escape zombies on the bank. (The zombie fish must have been full because they leave him unscathed). The end of the film isn't worth commenting on.
The pacing is slow, the story is incoherent, the acting is bad, the direction is nonexistant. The only positive that I could find was a few Fulci moments with backlit zombies emerging from the fog, that was a little spooky. If you must see every zombie movie or are a die hard Fulci fan go see it. Wait, I take that back, if you're a die hard Fulci fan... don't see it.
Simply wow? after the first 20 minutes or so I was contemplating gouging my eyes out. I am a huge zombie fan and own everything I can find I am also a huge cheesy/bad movies fan and a serious glutton for movie pain. This however is inexcusable!! What the hell where they thinking not following the first Zombi 2 path of zombies in the main land now and the possibility of something descent? Even Zombi 4 (afterdeath) just gave up and went all out with crap and cheese to make a pseudo comical event out of it. This couldn't make up its mind weather or not to be funny or? lk;jsdfalksdflkjsfdlkjljk;lqib god it hurts I'm angry I just spend 90 minutes watching this trash and it felt like it was 3 hours long. It was like watching some skinny white guy trying to rap about his type-R, sad and confused but more uncomfortable then funny. Just get biozombie and stop trying to hold Fulci up as great, he really isn't that amazing. Happy hunting