Zombie Flesh Eaters
Lucio Fulci’s Zombie 2, released in 1979, (an unofficial sequel to Romero’s Dawn of the Dead), which had been distributed throughout Europe under the title Zombi, and in the UK as Zombie flesh eaters, took people completely by surprise, a magnificent piece of film making that was so successful as it out-grossed Dawn of the Dead.
Most of Zombie 2’s success belonged to make artist Giannetto De Rossi, who brought Fulci’s gory vision to the screen with graphic nerve. His portfolio of torn jugulars, skewered eyeballs and clay-faced zombies ushered in a new kind of realism to horror. Giannetto De Rossi went onto work on Cannibal Apocalypse, The Beyond and The House by the Cemetery. With Zombi 2, Fulci set out to give horror fans a roller coaster ride of graphic violence in which each new gore shot topped the last in terms of gut-wrenching impact.
Zombi 2’s opens on the fict