Right after professor Ayres (Renato Barbieri) has awakened the dead,
& fallen victim to them (yes, they are maneaters), George (Roberto
Caporali) & Evelyn (Mariangela Giordano) with their hauntingly
ugly & oedipally fixated son Michael (Peter Bark) decide to pay
their holiday mansion, where Ayres made his weird experiments, a visit
with a handflul of friends, city dwellers all of them. & while
they still enjoy the rural surroundings & have some sex in between,
little do they know the zombies are already closing in on them, until
the dead start to devour the living.
& while our soon badly
decimated cast tries to barricade themselves in the mansion - with
little success, since these zombies always find a way to get in -,
hideous Michael, untouched by the fact that his father was eaten up a
short while ago, tries to get his mother to breastfeed him, even
though he is definitely past this age (he's somewhere in his teens !).
When she refuses, he runs off, only to be killed off & partially
eaten by Leslie (Antonella Antinori) one of the houseguests who was
killed earlier. When Evelyn discovers this, she furiously beats Leslie's
head in - the only way to kill the zombies, of course.
Soon, the last
4 survivors - apart from Evelyn there's Janet (Karin Weil), James
(Simone Mattioli) & Mark (Gian Luigi Chrizzi) - decide to give up
the mansion (just as well, as they were unable to hold it anyway) &
instead take refuge in a nearby monastery - where they have to find out
all the monks are already turned into zombies, & James seems to have
been on their menu.
The remaining trio flees to a nearby pottery,
where, with the other zombies, creepy undead Michael shows up again.
Inexplicably Evelyn - having him seen dead already - fails to come to
the conclusion tht he might be of the undead race now & happily
invites him to some breastfeeding, totally unaware that breastfeeding to
a zombie might have a raerth different meaning (to take a bite rather
than suck the milk, that is - it's a hilarious scene anyways).
Evelyn is offed, all hell really breaks loose for our last 2 survivors,
The credits start to roll, sorry folks, it ends just there.
of the most straightforward zombie-movies ever, as it takes little
diversions from telling its main story - humans awake zombies, zombies
eat humans - which is both good and bad.
Good, because no time is
wasted with stupid & boring subplots (not that subplots are
basically stupid & boring, but if you have watched a few Italian
zombie movies you will know what I mean), except for maybe the story
about oedipal Michael, which is left at a few hints though.
But it is
also bad, because this movie has virtually no plottwists, no real
tension or suspense, leaving you really with a skeleton of a story, that
is filled with macabre gore-effects & even slightly creative zombie
masks, however neither are terribly convincing.
Still, as pure trash,
the movie tends to be entertaining.