3, the continuation of Lucio Fulci's work in zombie cinema.
Yeah, right! Fulci walked out during filming because he was dissatisfied
with the way it was turning out.
So many different things are ripped off from so many great, classic
zombie movies, there are way too many to list here. Basically
it's every Romero flick ripped off and wrapped up into a single
A formula that re-animates the dead called "Death 1" is stolen
during a transfer from the lab who created it to the military.
The military gives chase, and eventually the box containing the
formula is broken open and spilled over the hapless victim. The
victim turns into a zombie, he spreads the virus to a few hotel
employees. The original victim is captured, killed and cremated,
his ashes fly up into the atmosphere, infecting a bunch of birdies,
who in turn fly down and peck away at people turning them into
There was some pretty decent gore here. Not the kind of gore you'd
expect from a Fulci film, but this really isn't a Fulci film now
We get the aforementioned zombie bird attacks, more than a few
hypersonic zombies (they're fast) a flying zombie head (no wings
mind you, it just flys across the room) and a zombie who speaks
fluently enough to be a radio disk jockey.
Some of the things that really bugged me are zombies who were
able to grapple and overpower humans with no problem, there were
no special "rules" to kill the zombies (i.e. no headshots) you
could stab them bludgeon them shoot them in the chest, it didn't
There was some classic overacting from Dr. Holder (Bill Shatner
would blush) and absolutely no nudity.
I can't really recommend this movie unless you are a die hard
zombie movie fanatic. Not a fan mind you, a FANATIC.
4 out of 10 Flying, Refrigerated Zombie Heads