Sunday, September 25, 2011

"...The Dead Are Among Us!"

One of the high-water marks of ultra-violent Italian horror films, and arguably director Lucio Fulci's best film, "Zombie" is great stuff. Originally released as "Zombi 2" to cash in on George Romero's "Dawn of the Dead" being released as "Zombi", the film follows three intrepid investigators who end up stranded on the tropical island of Matul. There, they must survive a horrifying curse (disease?) that is turning the islanders into flesh-eating ghouls.

Mainly, "Zombie" is notorious among horror fans for a one-two punch of crazy set-pieces, those being the scene wherein a zombie fights a shark, and a later scene where a woman has her eye gouged out with a wooden splinter. Otherwise, the soundtrack is wonderful, with backing element sounding vaguely like a heart-beat, and some voodoo-esque drums, the zombies are disgusting, and there's not an opportunity for a gouging or a bludgeoning wasted.

The poster you see below concludes a trifecta of "Feature Creature" entries celebrating my favourite zombies of all time, Bub, the Tar Man, and the poster zombie from..."Zombie". I wanted to experiment with title placement and areas of heavy, bold colour mixed with areas of intricate line-work.

Hope you like it, and thanks again for looking. Feel free to message me with monster requests, and i'll see you guys next Friday.

Check out the trailer here!

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