A group of terrorists release a cloud of putrefying toxic waste, causing the local population to mutate into a mass of ferocious, flesh-chomping zombies! A group of young people led by Kenny and Patricia are barricaded in a hotel and seek refuge at an abandoned military base. Together, they must rely on their most savage instincts to survive the apocalyptic onslaught of blood-crazed ghouls.
A supposed sequel to Fulci's legendary ZOMBIE (aka ZOMBI 2), there is actually no relation between ZOMBIE 3 and its alleged predecessor. Though Fulci is given full directorial credit, he dropped out of the project fairly early and was replaced by Bruno Mattei, who previously made the outrageously awful ZOMBIE knock-off HELL OF THE LIVING DEAD. Here, a trio of G.I.'s on leave are soaking up the rays on an idyllic island when a nearby scientific team tests a serum designed to bring the dead back to life. Of course, the serum turns these corpses into flesh eating zombies with a penchant for bad dialog, feeding on buxom women, and behaving rather stupidly. So mind-bendingly awful that it's downright hilarious, ZOMBIE 3 may not be a worthy successor to ZOMBIE, but it is incredibly entertaining.
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