Long a favorite of splatter freaks, this Italian horror item by Lucio Fulci was released in 1979 to capitalize on the success of George Romero’s Dawn of the Dead. Its most interesting set pieces are nautical: on a seemingly derelict boat found sailing near Staten Island, an obese zombie rises from the hull like Nosferatu‘s Count Orlock; later a topless woman scuba diver is attacked by an oceangoing zombie who then gets into a fierce scrap with a shark. Eventually the action leads to an uncharted island, where the film devolves into an explicit but unoriginal gorefest. The European title was Zombi 2, a reference to the Romero film’s Italian-release title, Zombi. With Tisa Farrow, Richard Johnson, Ian McCulloch, and Al Civer.