The Creature wrote:
Good horror movie. I like how it's an 80's movie bringing back the voodoo zombie theme. You never see that anymore, such a nice break from the gore-athon of the other 80's zombie flicks (which are amazing though, don't get me wrong)! It's a bit different, which I like.
I'm a fan of this film and think it contains a nice balance of realism and sensationalism to make it a great entertainment. I was frightened by it as a kid, because anytime a film was purported to be based on true events, I completely bought in to it, hook, line, & sinker. Total believer.
I actually got the poster for it from my local video store (don't you miss doing that?) and hung it on my wall. The image of a pale faced Pullman, screaming from behind the coffin with that cross on his forehead, along with that great tag line, "Don't bury me, I'm not dead!", was pretty scary stuff.
BTW, I'm a fan of both People Under the Stairs & Shocker. I think both are pretty bat-shit crazy 90s horror offerings and agree that Craven was trying his best to keep it real. You took what you could get in the way of theatrical horror releases in the 90s.