City of the Living Dead

Movies, Horror

The first and least known instalment in Italian horror master Lucio Fulci’s unofficial Gates of Hell trilogy of zombie flicks (it was followed by the remarkable, impenetrable ‘The Beyond’ and the oddball classic ‘The House By the Cemetery’), City of the Living Dead sees the director abandoning all common sense and going all-out to shock and disturb. With its nonsensical 'plot' randomly constructed according to the illogic of fear and grotesque emphasis on physical mutability, fragmentation and decay, this is the sort of disreputable movie the Surrealists would have loved.

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Cast and crew

Director:
Lucio Fulci
Screenwriter:
Lucio Fulci, Dardano Sacchetti
Cast:
Christopher George
Janet Agren
Katriona MacColl
Carlo De Mejo
Antonella Interlenghi