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Zombie Film Review:

Zombie Creeping Flesh

Year: 1980

Director: Vincent Dawn (Bruno Matei)

A.k.a.: Virus

Tagline: When the Creeping Dead devour the Living Flesh!

Review: This film has it all… bad acting, the lousiest, oddest looking SWAT team you could ever hope to see on the big screen, the strange use of nature documentary footage and the fact that this film is one of the most dated zombie films ever made does mean that this should be awful. However, they don't scrimp on the claret, it's full to the brim of flesh eating, sinister natives, rabid grannies, zombie children and evil scientists and all of these factors help to make this an entertaining and significant genre piece, even if its not a high quality film.

Zombie Quality: **

Not great, it varies from decent Fulci-esque maggoty gelatine jobs to very badly applied white greasepaint, that you cannot work out if it's meant to be a zombie or if it's meant to be tribal, badly applied greasepaint!

Zombie Behaviour: *****

These zombies stumble around and eat flesh, infect people and then they eat flesh. No driving zombies (Nightmare City), no horse riding zombies (Blind Dead) and no talking zombies (Cemetery Man)… These living dead, flesh eaters do exactly what they say on the tin!

Zombie Threat: ****

This is only kicking off in New Guinea, but there is the potential to become a global epidemic… and then there's the ending…

Gore Content: ****

Fingers being eaten, shins being devoured, eyes popping out of peoples heads, head shots, undead rats jumping out of peoples clothing, none of these effects are worthy of Savini, but there is plenty of them!

Overall Quality: ***

Perhaps a bit too much of the Discovery Channels off cuts have been added to this film, but if zombies are your thing , then this is a must have. This is not a classic film because of its production values, but should definitely be seen for the simple undead experience.