Zombie (1979). I definitely regret not seeing this movie sooner. It’s an instant classic. This movie is about a women(Anna) who teams up with an investigative reporter(Peter) to look for her father after his boat shows up in a harbor in New York City with a zombie on board, but no sign of her father. Anna and Peter team up with a free spirited adventures (sometimes semi nude while scuba diving )couple to find the island her father was last known to be on. When they find the island they soon find trouble. Dun Dun Dun du Dun, the remote island is plagued with zombie!
What I love about this zombie movie is the shark eating the zombie while the zombie is fighting the shark. I feel that scene deserves a movie all to its self. – Zombie vs. Shark!! Also, the ending to this movie is what makes it a classic. It was one of the earliest zombie movies ,I’ve seen, to make you feel like everything was going to be ok and that the main characters would survive. Only to ripe that sense of relief out from under you last minute as it screen shots to New York being over ran by zombies. This last minute plot twist became an over used clicha in zombie movies for decades to come. However, at the time it was for the most part fresh and cutting edge.
This movie is a time capsule all in its self. The Farrah Fawcett hair, the James bond type cast male. The socially acceptable slapping of women to stop them from being hysterical. Side note: Has that ever really worked on anyone? I just can’t see how anyone slapping me in my face would cause me to calm down.
Zombie (1979) is a must see if your really into zombie. I hate to sound like one of those kids from reading Rainbow, recommending a book, but, “check out this movie you won’t regret it”.