Quick Review : Zombie Flesh Eaters (1979)

Who doesn’t love a good ‘video nasty’? Well, in my view, 90% of the time, these ‘video nasties’ only have their controversy to survive on. Plot, acting, direction…they are secondary to the shock value. Take Zombie Flesh Eaters. It’s poorly acted, poorly paced, and poorly scripted. I only watched it because I had a vague memory of watching it late night on Channel 4 as a teenager, and seeing the infamous eye-gouging scene that was censored to hell for broadcast (perhaps I am mistaken?).

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Pretty decent effects for a low-budget schlocker!

Apart from that eye-gouging scene, restored to all its heavenly gory, Zombie Flesh Eaters is disappointing on the ‘video nasty’ front. Yes, there’s plenty of blood and gore, but even considering the time it was made, there’s nothing too obscene or vile here. For much of the film, I was bored, only half-amused by the awful dialogue and acting. For the time, the make-up and practical effects were pretty decent. There’s potential here for a decent film, with some scenes of effective tension-building, but everything else lets it down.

Hammy’s Rating: 2/5

Memorable Scene


Memorable Quote


4 thoughts on “Quick Review : Zombie Flesh Eaters (1979)

  1. Sam Simon April 23, 2020 / 8:20 pm

    Poor Lucio Fulci… He was a good director, but no budget and terrible actors was not a good combination!

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      • Sam Simon April 23, 2020 / 9:38 pm

        The New York Ripper and Don’t Torture a Duckling are above average for him in those respects, but… You’re right, basically he never had a chance to work with decent Productions!

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