Zombie Island Massacre (1984)

Genres - Horror, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Slasher Film  |   Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Rita Jenrette, better known for her former role as the wife of a U.S. Congressman, opens this zombieless zombie movie first by lying in bed and then by taking a shower before both she, as a tour leader, and the audience have to face what happens next -- dialogue. The tour leader leaves to take her charges (on vacation on a Caribbean island) off to see some voodoo rites that, unknown to her, involve sacrificing a lamb. Unhappy with the way this scenario is working out, the tourists go back to the bus, only to find that it has broken down and they will have to walk through the jungle to a nearby house for sanctuary. Models of clich├ęd, single-syllable speech all the way, the hapless tourists are dispatched one at a time by decapitation, by fire, by spears, by everything standard in this genre except a visible zombie or an irate English instructor. Once the much-reduced group arrives at the house, the mayhem continues with nary a zombie in sight -- but there are intimations that Colombian hitmen are on the rampage, apparently lost a long way from home.

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island, killing, stalking, voodoo, zombie