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Film / I Eat Your Skin

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I Eat Your Skin is a 1970 American Sci-Fi Horror Jungle Opera film.

Tom Harris is an author who hasn't submitted anything in several months. To get his creative juices flowing, his agent sends him to a Caribbean island known for voodoo and beautiful women. As Tom explores the island, he discovers something far more interesting. A voodoo cult is experimenting on the natives, scheming to make them into a zombie army to Take Over the World!

It's best known for being released as a double feature with I Drink Your Blood.


This film contains examples of:

  • Big Bad: Charles Bentley, master of the zombie hordes.
  • Fan Disservice: The film opens with an extended sequence of a bikini-clad woman dancing seductively and then subsequently being murdered by a zombie.
  • Hollywood Voodoo: The Big Bad puts on a mask and convinces the local natives to start a Human Sacrifice happy voodoo cult, with his zombies as their enforcers.
  • Most Writers Are Writers: Tom Harris is a writer of adventure novels. In fact, he only got into the mess he did because his agent sent him to the island to gain inspiration for a new book.
  • Non-Indicative Name: Nobody's skin gets eaten.
  • Our Zombies Are Different: These are bug-eyed men mind-controlled by irradiated snake venom.
  • Redemption Equals Death: Dr. Biladeau, creator of the zombies, saves Tom and his daughter from his boss, and helps blow the entire operation to Hell, but is mortally wounded in the process.