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Strangers searching for a young woman's missing father arrive at a tropical island where a doctor desperately seeks the cause and cure of a recent epidemic of the undead.
Since there was no CGI at the time, and the production didn't have the budget for fancy animatronics, a real tiger shark was used for the infamous zombie vs shark fight scene. The tiger shark is one of the most dangerous shark species that exists, so the shark's trainer, Ramón Bravo, fed the shark right before filming as well as doping the shark up with sedatives.
The boat can leave now. Tell the crew.
In the final scene, it is revealed that the zombies are causing havoc in New York City. A large horde of them are shown shambling across the Brooklyn Bridge into Manhattan on the walkway designed for pedestrians, but below the civilian cars are shown calmly and orderly driving across the bridge in both directions. This makes no sense:
1. Traffic on a bridge like that can be heavy during rush hour. During a zombie apocalypse, traffic would likely come to a halt due to a few crashes and the falling apart of towing companies/authorities, not to mention everyone frantically trying to leave.
2. Why would regular civilians be going into and from the zombie war zone in an orderly fashion?
Depending on the direction of traffic, it should either be totally chaotic or nonexistent. Obviously the director reserved the top of the bridge for the zombie extras without restricting access to the roadway below.
The 18 certificate UK cinema and early video versions were missing 1 min 46 secs of graphic violence including the splinter in the eye scene, shots of torn throats and arm biting, the zombies feasting on Paola's body and a shot of Dr Menard's bloody bitten face. The uncut version was released in the early 80s, but fell foul of the Obscene Publications Act, and was prosecuted as a "video nasty".