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Film / Zombie Holocaust

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Zombie Holocaust (Italian: Zombi Holocaust), also known as Dr. Butcher, M.D., is a 1980 Italian zombie/cannibal film directed by Marino Girolami and starring Ian McCulloch and Alexandra Delli Colli. The film is about a team of scientists who follow a trail of corpses to a Pacific island where they meet a mad doctor who performs experiments on both the living and dead in his laboratory.

Simply put, it's basically a watered-down rip-off of Zombi 2, to the point of re-using many of the same sets and a few seconds of footage from the Lucio Fulci film.

Provides examples of the following tropes:

  • Artificial Zombie: Dr. Obrero creates his zombies by transplanting the brains of the living into the bodies of the dead.
  • Mighty Whitey: Lori, who grew up on the island, becomes the cannibals' leader and sends them off to fight against Dr. Obrero and his undead army.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Lori has several scenes wherein she appears nude or semi-nude.
  • Plot Hole: It's not clear how Turan found his way to New York City to become a medical orderly, considering how the tribe lives in near-complete isolation from the outside world.
  • Scare Chord: Plays whenever anything related to the situation with the cannibal tribe appears onscreen.