Hell of the Living Dead (1980)

Genres - Horror  |   Run Time - 101 min.  |   Countries - Italy, Spain  |  
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In this woeful "zombie" film, an accident occurs in a scientific lab in Papua-New Guinea sending out a dangerous chemical in a cloud of green smoke and turning the technicians and locals into ghouls ravenous for human flesh. An Italian news reporter (Margit Evelyn Newton) and her crew land on the island in search of the story, quickly followed by a search-and-destroy mission of soldiers. From that point onward, highly unreal dialogue ("something eating you?") would classify the movie as a cult-camp favorite. When the mismatched or unmatched sequences in the film are combined with ugly color and moronic dialogue, it is difficult to tell whether the living-dead or brain-dead dominate the film.

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zombie, undead, gore, reporter, cannibal, chemicals, flesh-eating, island, military, monster, soldier, experiment, native, rescue