Monstervision's Joe Bob Briggs Looks At

Night Of The Zombies (1983)

aka Zombie Creeping Flesh, Zombie Inferno, Cannibal Virus, and Hell Of The Living Dead

"Joe Bob Goes to the Drive-In" for April 13, 1984
By Joe Bob Briggs
Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, Texas

"Night of the Zombies" is this flick about a SWAT team in Italy that blows away some terrorists and then decides to go the jungles of New Guinea to find out why everybody down there at the chemical research center is turning into zombies. What the hey, they just has a little genetic DNA accident, and now these rats are eating off people's faces and all the lab assistants are turning zombie and chewing off each other's shoulders. But when the SWAT team gets over there with this blonde-bimbo TV reporter, they find out that a lot of the jungle tribes have turned into Buckwheat zombies and making little boys eat their daddies and stuff like that and the only way to get rid of 'em is to use a shotgun on their brains until they disappear. Meanwhile all the zombie natives start eating dead people and the bimbo decides she needs to stop this by painting big white circles on her breasts so they'll think she's one of them, but then things get a little too nasty when the zombies want to eat her fingers and so she has to escape with the SWAT team in a four-wheel drive vehicle and then take this Evinrude out to the island where the research center is, and then they have to fight about 9,000 Buckwheat zombies at once.

We are talking seven breasts.
Maggot close-ups.
Forty-six dead bodies.
One motor vehicle chase.
Five on-camera vomiting scenes.
Exploding heads.
Heads roll.
Hands roll.
Fingers roll.
Forearms roll.
Intestines roll.
Seven Quarts of blood.
Two soldiers eaten alive.
Two rat dinners.
Two and a half stars. Joe Bob says check this sucker out.
Directed by Vincent Dawn. Not to be confused with Day Of The Dead or Night of the Living Dead

1984 Joe Bob Briggs All Rights Reserved

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