A woman goes back to the island where her parents were killed. They had been working on a cure for cancer and accidentally raised the dead by angering a voodoo priest. With the woman is a group of mercenaries and they meet up with some other researchers. They raise the dead again and all hell breaks loose.
Director: Claudio Fragasso (as Clyde Anderson)
Writers: Rossella Drudi (screenplay), Rossella Drudi (story)
Stars: Jeff Stryker, Candice Daly, Massimo Vanni
You know what it's like when you randomly buy a film and it sits on your shelf for well over a year then one day you notice it and think to yourself I'll watch that,That was the case with me and Zombie 4:After Death. So i stuck it on not knowing anything about it apart from the fact that it was one of those cheap and cheesy 80's Zombie movies.I knew it wouldn't be a masterpiece but bloody Nora!
Film opens up with the usual scenario of people on a remote island on the hunt for the voodoo witch doctor.They eventually find him after we see him condemning his wife to hell to return to kill the living.She dances around like Flowella Benjamin on acid followed by her spitting out mouthfuls of green Tiswas style muck before being sucked in to hell just as the search party arrives.There is a stand off where the witch doctor blames them for causing his daughter to die and them explain they were only there to cure cancer,They don't believe him,He don't believe them so they shoot him.Up from the bowels of hell pops up Flowella now looking like a cheap version of a demon from Demons,Starts again spewing green gunk and proceeds to rip off faces,Pull out eyeballs and all round random flesh tearing until they are all dead.Nice!
We then see a couple and small child trying to escape the undead on foot running through endless forest.Zombies appear from the woods killing the father just leaving the mother and young daughter to fend for themselves.The mother makes the decision to give her daughter a necklace and tells her to run as fast as she can leaving the mother to seal her fate at the rotting teeth of hoodie type zombies.Flash forward to 20 years where the girl and some friends have hitched a ride on a speedboat with some mercenaries that just happen to be passing the remote island where then run out of petrol and have to go ashore.I know its sounds ludicrous and it is!
The film goes along at a decent pace with terrible dubbing, lots of gore and a synth filled 80's soundtrack. It basically ends up Night of the living dead style where the are trapped in a house.The zombies are odd to day the least,All seemed to have been to the same back hoodie shop,All spew green gunk endlessly and there is even a Mr vampire style way of stopping them in their tracks by lighting a circle of candles for Satan and placing the girls necklace in the centre.Non of it sounds like it makes much sense and it didn't!Cant really say if i loved it or hated it,All i can say it was definitely worth a one time watch but not sure I'd ever return to it!
Here is the trailer, You have been warned!