Best Fulci Zombie Movie?

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What's your favorite Fulci zombie film?

Poll closed Jun 24, 2010.
  1. Zombie

    39 vote(s)
    41.5%
  2. City of the Living Dead

    25 vote(s)
    26.6%
  3. The Beyond

    23 vote(s)
    24.5%
  4. House by the Cemetery

    3 vote(s)
    3.2%
  5. Zombi 3

    1 vote(s)
    1.1%
  6. I have some work to do, I haven't seen any

    3 vote(s)
    3.2%
  1. spawningblue

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    City of the Living Dead for me, with Zombi and The Beyond close behind.

    City just oozes with atmosphere, and has some great gory deaths. Zombi and The Beyond are really good as well, with great sets and gore, but they seem to lack that creepy atmosphere that is present in City.

    House By the Cemetery is decent, but I don't think it's as good as the other three. Bob is awesome though!

    As for Zombie 3, I haven't watched it yet, even though I have owned it for a few years now. Just haven't been in the mood to watch it considering its terrible reputation.
     
  2. KamuiX

    KamuiX The Eighth Samurai

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    Zombi 3, bitches...one of the greatest bad films of all time, I get way more mileage out of it than any of the other films on the list :D
     
  3. Crystal Plumage

    Crystal Plumage Dig me..but don't bury me

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    Haven't seen Zombie 3. But I think I've seen the trailer for it in one of those Fulci trailer reels. I've been meaning to pick up that SS Zombie Box.
     
  4. shithead

    shithead Death By Ejaculation

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    The Beyond is Fulci's best movie period.
     
  5. othervoice1

    othervoice1 Well-Known Member

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    I should be ashamed of myself- I actually have not seen any of these
     
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    Okay to make amends I have ordered The Beyond from Deep Discount today- I shall soon watch it.....
     
  7. SaxCatz

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    Good choice!
     
  8. Erick H.

    Erick H. Well-Known Member

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    For straight up zombie nastiness ZOMBI 2 is hard to beat but I find I enjoy the surrealism of THE BEYOND more.
     
  9. Harry Warden

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    Had to go with City of the Living Dead, followed closely by Zombie.
     
  10. FilmFiend

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    I have to go with Zombie. I first saw it at the drive-in with Blood Beach as the 2nd feature.
     
  11. Dobby

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    City of the Living Dead I must have watch this film hundreds of times.
     
  12. pdw

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    City Of The Living Dead for me, followed very closely by Zombi
    Zombi is the first I saw, but City just oozes atmosphere.
     
  13. Darga

    Darga Narcissistic Personality

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    I've never really cared for City of the Living Dead. I think I just never really got over the initial disappointment since I was expecting to see more traditional zombie gutmunching action a la Zombie.
     
  14. Kim Bruun

    Kim Bruun Resident Scream Queen

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    I went with Zombie - it has some brilliant shots, some gruesome gore, and Fulci doesn't overreach himself with the characters or the story. It's been too long since I've seen City of the Living Dead. As for The Beyond, every time I see it, I dislike it more - it simply doesn't hang together well. It does have a couple of brilliant scenes, and the score is epic, but overall it's a disjoined mess that serves as a showcase for some not very convincing effects.

    And I realise that Fulci was going for a nightmarish quality, and in certain scenes, he succeeds. But you can't just throw out all logic under the banner of nightmarish unreality. Would non-staff individuals really have access to "autopsy theatres"? And if this was the case, would hospitals have big jars of highly corrosive acid standing about where they could easily result in injury? Why doesn't the movie bother to show any reaction from Liza regarding the fatal accident and discovery of the ancient corpse at her hotel?

    Regarding the effects, Zombie has the better eye trauma scene (why does Joe the plumber's eyelid seem glued to his eyeball when it is gouged out?). Fulci simply dwells too lovingly on effects that just look comical in The Beyond (like Al Cliver's wooden head struck by glas shards or the screamingly fake spiders) - which is a shame, for there are a handful of scenes that are really stand-out.
     
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  15. joltaddict

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    When Im in the mood for Fulchi I always put in The Beyond. After reading the blueray review I pulled out my old AB City and damn... WAY better than I remember. Now I think its better than The Beyond. I think tomorrow night I might have to bust out Zombie.
     
  16. maskull

    maskull I finally got an avatar!!! Yay!!

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    Went with Zombie. Actually I think it's one of the best zombie movies of all time. Love, love , love the zombie makeup in this one.

    I really like City and Cemetery and Z3 is fun in a bad kind of way. The Beyond was a big disappointment to me when I finally watched it, though I should give it another chance now that my expectations have been lowered.
     

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