ZOMBIES: THE BEGINNING (zombie 2009; zombi: la creazione) (2007 ITALY) D: "VINCENT DAWN" (BRUNO MATTEI) W: ANTONIO TENTORI W/P: GIANNI PAOLUCCI
The influence of ALIENS (which Mattei had already ripped-off years ago with SHOCKING DARK) is still strong in this direct sequel to ISLAND OF THE LIVING DEAD. Survivor Yvette Yzon is rescued at sea, and (after being a monk for a bit) is later called upon to help escort a military team to another remote island (or, an old disused factory somwhere in the Philippines) where zombie samples from the original isalnd were taken to study. They encounter horrible medical experiments, zombie kids, a dwarf dressed as an overgrown mutant foetus zombie and, at the end a big pulsating brain that controls everything (Yzon goes all Sigouney on it with a flamethrower). A zombie baby bursts from it`s mother`s womb like in ZOMBIE 3. The more expensive submarine footage is from CRIMSON TIDE(!), and the climatic exploding oil refinery is obviously from somwhere else too. It`s much more boring than it`s predecessor though. Jim Gaines (who appears as a zombie) was Production Co-ordinator. It was the late Mattei`s final film, and is dedicated to him.

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