The Academy at Metrograph
Oct 19 10:30pm ET
Zombi 2
Sat, 10/19/2019 - 19:30

The Academy at Metrograph
7 Ludlow St
New York, NY 10002

The Academy continues its yearlong residency at the Metrograph Theater in New York City, showcasing high quality film prints from the Academy Film Archive, home to one of the most diverse and extensive motion picture collections in the world. The monthly series will feature onstage conversations with filmmakers and scholars of motion pictures, tributes, newsreels, rarely seen clips from past Oscar® ceremonies, and home movies from Hollywood legends and some of the most influential filmmakers and artists.

Zombi 2

October 19 at 7:30 p.m. ET

Fabio Frizzi’s dread-inducing theme song, unforgettable ocular violence, an underwater grudge match between a zombie and a tiger shark, and a final image of apocalyptic terror: These are just a few of the pleasures of Fulci’s Zombi 2, made as an unofficial sequel to George A. Romero’s 1978 Dawn of the Dead but able to stand on its own merits. Repeat Fulci collaborators Giannetto De Rossi, Maurizio Trani, and Giovanni Corridori, handling makeup and special effects, give squishy, squelching, all-too-real form to the nightmare images spawned from Fulci’s fertile brain, combining to create a messy, malevolent masterwork of Italian horror.