The Cinefamily has a special treat in store for tomorrow’s Friday Night Frights when they continue their “Video Nasties” retrospective into the new year with a special midnight screening of Lucio Fulci’s infamous Zombie! So if you’re in the Los Angeles area this weekend, don’t miss your chance to see this horror classic on the big screen!
To horror/zombie fans, Lucio Fulci’s 1979 gut-muncher needs no introduction. An unofficial Italian sequel to George Romero’s Dawn Of The Dead, Fulci’s jungle island freakout is truly its own beast, and is a horror tale that owes more to the classic voodoo iteration of the zombie rather than Romero’s modern-age reboot. But forget all that — as there’s a real reason this is regarded as a classic: the wonderful, wonderful gore and make-up effects that Fulci slathers onto the screen with reckless, joyful abandon. All of his stylistic trademarks are present: the creeping dread, the dream-logic hysteria, the eye trauma — all wrapped into one magnificent zombified package, and set to the relentless beat of a voodoo drum score (courtesy of Italian horror movie music stalwart Fabio Frizzi.) We didn’t have space to squeeze Zombie into this past October’s “Video Nasties” retrospective, so don’t miss your chance to see this staple of the genre in glorious 35mm. We are going to eat you!
The actual movie should start sometime after midnight tomorrow night at the Silent Movie Theater on Fairfax Avenue. You can either stop by Friday Night Frights official Facebook page, or visit the theater’s website for even more details including directions, schedule and ticket information.