Sight and Sound - 03/01/2001
"...[An] enjoyably hammy slice of Grand Guignol horror..."
Description by OLDIES.com:
Peter Chandler and Dr. Lori Ridgeway, in an effort to expose a flesh-eating cult in New York City, set out on an expedition to the primitive island of Keto. The two are soon trapped in the wilderness, surrounded by a tribe of murderous cannibals and an insane scientist, Dr. Obrero. While the made doctor experiments on Chandler, Lori is captured by the tribe and made the subject of their bizarre rituals. In the tradition of the classic film, Zombi, Ian McCulloch reprises his role of a New Yorker faced with primal horror.
Fabrizio De Angelis, the producer of Lucio Fulci's amazing ZOMBIE, tried to cash in on that film's success by financing this zombie/cannibal hybrid film that not only features ZOMBIE's lead actor, Ian McCulloch, but also some of its footage. The result is an often hilarious gore fest that is far less serious than Fulci's film, but whose sheer lunacy makes up for any of its shortcomings. The story follows Dr. Peter Chandler (McCulloch) and a reporter named Lori (Delli Colli) who discover a rash of cannibalism in New York. Soon the two have traced the cannibalistic activity to a remote island where they encounter a tribe of cannibals and a mad scientist who appears to be experimenting with reanimating dead corpses. The result of this work is four bloodthirsty zombies who roam the island and, along with the cannibals, wreak havoc on Lori and Dr. Peter's expedition.
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