The dead get lively as the gates of Hell prepare to open . . .
A priest hangs himself in the town of Dunwich and all manner of things start to happen that kind of hint at the dead not quite being as restful as they used to be. Meanwhile, a medium has visions about all of the nastiness building up and promptly appears to die. The gates of Hell are due to open and there are only a few people who can try and stop this from happening.
Overall, this is not a great film. It’s got some laughable dialogue, some poor acting and a bunch of characters you don’t care about. BUT it’s also got atmosphere by the bucketload in certain scenes, insanely gruesome gore moments and the usual mix of maggots, putrescence and dirt that, the barmy and brilliant, Lucio Fulci provides for horror fans.
It also has the lovely Catriona MacColl and Janet Agren involved in things, which guarantees you have something to please the eyes after every moment of entertaining bloodletting and brain squishing.
Many others may look down on this movie as just another messy, gory waste of time but I will always have a soft spot for it and rate it up there with other greats of the zombie movie subgenre.