Variety - 07/20/1983
"...[The film features] spoofing of the international intrigue genre....[The] location lensing in Germany is attractive..."
This impossibly bad zombie/cannibal movie could only have been filmed by Bruno Mattei, the laughably inept director of films like SS EXTERMINATION LOVE CAMP and RATS: NIGHT OF TERROR. The plot centers around a New Guinea chemical accident that attracts the attention of a SWAT team and a buxom reporter (Newton). When the SWAT team finally penetrates the chemical cloud, they find a race of flesh eating zombies hungry for fresh human food. Full of gratuitous nudity, stock footage of natives, animals, rotting corpses, and inane dialogue, HELL OF THE LIVING DEAD is a hilarious attempt at recreating the magic of the films that inspired it (DAWN OF THE DEAD, ZOMBIE, ZOMBIE HOLOCAUST).
An accident at a scientific research center results in the creation of an army of zombies who prey on the living. The grotesque, rotting creatures possess insatiable appetites.
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