I Eat Your Skin (1964)

Rating: *
Review Date: 10/21/11

Ugh. I don't know how many more of these awful zombie movies I can take. Originally called "Zombies", it was later given the nonsensical title of "I Eat Your Skin" so that it could be shown as a double bill with another film called "I Drink Your Blood." Naturally, there is no skin eating to be found. Tom Harris is an arrogant playboy asshole who writes trashy novels. In order to get a new book out of Harris, his manager sends him to a remote Caribbean island called Voodoo Island for inspiration. There, he encounters a small army of undead bug-eyed zombies and meets a beautiful young blonde girl that he wants to have sex with. The girl is the daughter of a cancer researcher who is experimenting with radioactive snake venom. Could he have something to do with the zombies? Hmmm... The film is most noteworthy for its horrible cringe-worthy dialog and oddly inappropriate big band music score. The visual effects are terrible and the acting is barely competent. To really drive home Harris's unsavory and bigger than life character, my favorite part of the film is when their plane is forced to land on the beach, and he rips the controls away from the pilot and says "Let me take over!" Naturally, he's the best at everything he does.