(1979) is a zombie horror film directed by Lucio Fulci
, which made Fulci a horror icon. Despite the fact that it purports to be a sequel to Dawn of the Dead
(whose Italian title was Zombi
), the two films are unrelated
. It's called Zombie Flesh Eaters
in the UK.
Officials investigating a derelict yacht drifting into New York Harbor are attacked by a rotting man, who kills one of them by biting out his throat. The owner of the yacht is nowhere to be found, so police question the man's daughter Ann. She knows only that he had gone to a tropical island to conduct research. She meets Peter West, a reporter who has been assigned the story, and together — with another seafaring couple, Brian and Susan — they go to find the island Matool.
Problem: Matool is a cursed place, where the dead rise to attack the living. Dr. Menard is on the island to investigate why. His high-strung wife Paola wants to leave for fear of being attacked. But hey, they're only dead dudes... what could they possibly do
?Then our intrepid investigators arrive...
This was followed in 1988 by Zombi 3D
"Zombie Trope Eaters":