From The Grindhouse Cinema Database
An American doctor (Alexandra Delli Colli) is forced to travel to some remote island to unravel the mystery of a specific tattoo found on deceased Islander cannibals who have invaded the east coast of America. She ends up taking a researcher (Ian McCulloch) along with a few other accomplices to start out on their adventure. Once they've gotten near their destination, The group finds themselves stranded on an island where cannibal tribes attack them and their guides on a daily basis. These cannibals definitely are some wicked mofos. They instantly kill you and eat your remains upon first sight.
Now I know what you must be asking yourself. The movie is called ZOMBIE Holocaust. Not Cannibal Holocaust. So where are the freakin' zombies?? At 50 minutes into the movie, they finally appear. But don't get your hopes up. There's only about 5 zombies in the whole movie. And for the most part, they just wander around and stare at things.
OK, back to the plot: Come to find out, the group was purposely led to this deadly island so the resident mad doctor (And resident zombie maker, played by Donald O'Brien) can conduct his latest experiment by implanting a caucasian brain into a young native to find out what the results are.
Welp, sorry to let your hopes down, but this one didn't do too much for me. On paper, combining cannibals, zombies and a mad scientist could be a horror-fan's wet dream, but the results are rather disastrous. This is mostly just a cannibal show and if it wasn't for the exceptional gore-FX which saved the day, this would be among the biggest turkeys out there.
Reviewed by Laydback