Zombie Island Massacre

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Zombie Island Massacre
Zombie island massacre.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by John N. Carter
Produced by
  • David Broadnax
  • Abraham Dabdoub
  • Umberto DiLeo
  • Michael Malagiero
  • Dennis Stephenson
Written by
  • David Broadnax
  • Logan O'Neil
  • William Stoddard
Starring
  • David Broadnax
  • Rita Jenrette
  • Tom Cantrell
  • Diane Clayre Holub
  • George Peters
Music by Harry Manfredini
Cinematography Robert M. Baldwin
Edited by John N. Carter
Distributed by Troma Entertainment
Release date
  • November 1994 (1994-11)
Running time
88 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Zombie Island Massacre is a 1984 horror film directed by John N. Carter and starring famed congressman's wife and Playboy model, Rita Jenrette. The film is currently distributed by Troma Entertainment.

Plot[edit]

The film follows a group of American tourists on vacation in the Caribbean who watch a voodoo ceremony. As they take a tour of a local island at night, they become stranded when their bus driver disappears. The group of tourists take refuge in an old mansion, one by one falling victim to an unknown menace.

Cast[edit]

  • David Broadnax
  • Rita Jenrettte
  • Tom Cantrell
  • Diane Clayre Holub
  • Ian McMillian
  • George Peters
  • Dennis Stephenson
  • Trevor Reid
  • Christopher Ferris

Release[edit]

Troma released Zombie Island Massacre on a triple pack in January 2004[1] and a 15 pack in October 2006.[2] In August 2014, it played at the eighth B Movie Celebration, hosted by Joe Bob Briggs.[3]

Reception[edit]

Ian Jane of DVD Talk said that the film has "a sense of ridiculous charm to it" and is enjoyable despite its flaws.[1] Writing in the Zombie Movie Encyclopedia, academic Peter Dendle said, "Though up-scale for a Troma release, this is still unbearably tedious and awful, to be avoided by any expedient."[4] Dendle writes that although the film does not have traditional Romero-style zombies, the voodoo ceremony raises what seems to be Haitian zombie.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jane, Ian (2004-01-06). "Troma Triple B-Header". DVD Talk. Retrieved 2015-02-18. 
  2. ^ Condit, Jon (2006-10-02). "DVD Release List: More of What You Want". Dread Central. Retrieved 2015-02-18. 
  3. ^ Barton, Steve (2014-03-25). "First Films Announced for the 8th Annual B-Movie Celebration". Dread Central. Retrieved 2015-02-18. 
  4. ^ a b Dendle, Peter (2001). The Zombie Movie Encyclopedia. McFarland & Company. pp. 206–207. ISBN 978-0-7864-9288-6. 

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