Tuesday, February 24, 2015

City of the Living Dead (1980)

In the town of Dunwich, a priest hangs himself in a churchyard, which somehow opens the gates of hell. Somewhere else a psychic sees visions of the dead priest and keels over.  Then a newspaper reporter springs the psychic from her coffin and a premature burial after she was  assumed dead.

Reporter Peter and psychic Mary band together to travel to Dunwich and attempt to close the gates of hell before the dead take over the Earth.  Meanwhile zombies rip out the back of people's heads and eat their brains.

Thie movie has such a generic title that I thought I'd seen it before.  It doesn't make a lot of sense, but it's Fulci and Christopher George stars, so what the heck - I'm in.

If you've got zombies and Fulci, you know you're going to see something disgusting.  There are scenes with bloody tears. I felt sorry for the actress because you know in Italy in 1980, it wasn't like they were being careful with whatever junk they were putting in her eyes. Lots of gross brains being dug out of heads, and innards coming out of mouths - again felt really sorry for that actress. Thankfully there was finally a fake mouth with the worst of the bloody innards, but blurgh! Gross.

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