Are you really surprised
to see another Lucio Fulci flick in the greatest horror movie moments
list at this point? We've already covered "The
Beyond" on this list, and even featured a full-length review
of Fulci's "New
York Ripper" a few years back. What can I say, the man had
knack for killer gore.
In City of the Living
Dead, we find ourselves in another extremely slow-paced horror
flick. It's just one of the things that horror fans have come to
expect when watching a Fulci flick; the wait may be long, but the gore
that ensues is always way over the top.
But the funny thing
about this particular Lucio zombie film? My favorite moment doesn't
even involve any zombies at all!
So this girl goes to
grab her stash o' ganja from an old tire in the garage when she finds
this guy sleeping in her father's car. Keep in mind this is the guy
who was about to get it on with a blow-up doll earlier in the movie
before he discovered a rotting corpse on the ground. While he's not
trying anything funny with the girl, it doesn't stop her father from
becoming a crazed madman upon discovering the two hanging out
After calling him a
bastard and popping him in the jaw, the guy stumbles to the other side
of the garage, hitting the "ON" switch to the power drill in the
process. See where we're going with this? Good, then let's get on with
The father starts
choking him and holds his head down as it slowly gets closer and
closer to the drill. The sequence is so long and drawn-out that it's
absolutely comical. The guy doesn't even put up a fight against the
old man, he just looks at the drill in terror as if he's thinking, "Oh
no! I'm gonna get drilled to death! What do I do???"
You move out of the way
dipshit. But no, this is a Fulci film, and no matter how gruesome a
death would be if it actually happened, you can count on him to show
it rather than pulling the camera away at the last second. And that's
what people love about Lucio.
Well if the guy isn't
gonna get up and move I guess he'll get what he deserves...
A DRILL KILL!
The drill goes in one
end of his head and pops out the other!
And that's pretty much
the end of that guy.
Now that's not the only
scene in the movie worth watching. One of my other favorite scenes
from the flick is known as "The Devil's Spew" in which a zombie girl
pukes up what appears to be all of her innards. Oh yeah, it's tasty
stuff, so do check out the movie if you haven't already!
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