Zombi 3 (1988)

This is Italian horror at its finest. Directed by Lucio Fulci and Bruno Mattei, Zombi 3 is a schlock rip-off of Romero’s Night of the LivingDead series. Everything about it is over-the-top, outrageous, and extreme.

The story starts with a scientist injecting a corpse with a serum he created called Death One. The corpse comes back to life and thus begins our odyssey. The serum is then stolen by some thugs and unleashed on one of them in the escape. The ailing, soon-to-be zombie thug heads to a nearby resort and spreads the toxic serum by coming into contact with several employees at the resort.

The craziness continues and you’ve got zombie birds, machete-wielding zombies, badass army dudes, and some hilarious musical cues. The acting may be great, but I wouldn’t know because the English dubbing made it hard to tell. The blood and guts were some of the best the Italians had to offer. There were some “so bad it becomes good” moments and it mostly delivered on the B-grade horror level.

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