Halloween Scene: Zombie Holocaust (1980)
I’m mad you guys. Mad at Zombie Holocaust for not being very good, but moreso mad at myself for taking so many viewings to FINALLY get through this movie. For some reason I had it in my head that this was one of the classic gore fests that I had never seen. It’s not. At least I don’t think it is, like I said, I’m kind of mad. I wanted to watch a horror movie every day like I’ve done for the past few years (heck, one year I did TWO a days!) but between the kid and working New York Comic Con, it turned out to be impossible to keep up with. While I was down in the city working the show, ZH came from Netflix and I only just finished it a few minutes ago. I tend to give the Netflix discs priority because I want to get the next one, so I focused my limited efforts and attention on this film this week and I feel like it was a waste of time.
What’s the story with ZH? Well, I’m not really sure, to be honest. That’s partially because I lost interest and partially because it was so boring in the beginning that I stopped paying attention. I know we start off with some pure 1980 NYC which is kind of cool. Turns out some bodies are going missing and some doctors try to figure out why as body parts start getting left in beds and whatnot. Then I lost focus and the next thing I know they’re heading to an island with natives who make up, I’m not kidding, every race you’ve ever seen. At this point we finally start getting zombies, but they’re pretty lamesauce.
The movie does have some cool gore and legitimately good effects, but you have to wait so long to actually see them. Plus, for all the cool ones, there’s some pretty terrible ones, like the zombie who you can tell is going to get lit on fire because he’s wearing a head to toe fire suit that’s not hid well at all.
Now that I think about it, I think I was thinking of CANNIBAL Holocaust. I really should have just sent this one back after the first attempt and got back to watching the far superior Slither, which I’ll review tomorrow.