I ZOMBIE, The Chronicles of Pain (1997)

Genres - Horror  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Thriller  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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In this horror movie, botanist Mark is bitten by a sick woman while on a field trip and is infected with a virus that makes him crave human flesh. On his return to London, he rents a new flat and lives a life of isolation where he can satisfy his need. Although repulsed by his own violent behavior, he still takes a series of victims, eats them, and disposes of the remains as best as he can. As his illness progresses, he becomes weaker and more disoriented. His unsuspecting girlfriend Sarah is shattered by his disappearance but slowly gets back on her feet. However, Mark is still obsessed with Sarah and determined to see her again. He manages to drug her and bring the comatose body to his flat. He begins to hallucinate, but he comes back to his senses and returns her safely home. As he is getting weaker and weaker, he breaks his leg while dragging the body of one of his victims. Unable to seek medical help, he attaches a metal plate on to the side of the broken leg. The boundaries between his hallucinations and reality become more and more blurred. The flesh on his face starts to ulcerate. He can no longer leave his flat. His decaying penis falls off while he is masturbating. All that is left is to attempt to die in a dignified manner. I ZOMBIE, The Chronicles of Pain is a cult film for midnight screenings at offbeat festivals and for aficionados of horror movies.




botany, cult, disease, girlfriend, isolation, virus, zombie