4/20/11

The Grapes of Death (1978)

When the Wine Flows, the Terror Begins...

The Grapes of Death
Another zombie movie.  I mean another "infected people" movie.  I've seen The Grapes of Death in the past and it didn't blow my skirt up so I decided to watch it again to see if my opinion of it had changed.  Nope.  It's still not one of my favorite "zombie" films.  It's strange though because while I'm watching the movie, it actually seems like a pretty decent film and then later when I think of it, I remember it sucking.  So there you have it.  It's a good film while you're watching it.

Pesticides used on a vineyard are turning people who drink the wine made from these grapes into zombies.  (That was a pretty awkward sentence but I don't care.)  They aren't really zombies because they're still alive and don't eat people but their flesh oozes and falls off and they get really angry and kill non-infected people.

And so, a young woman named Elizabeth and her friend are traveling by train to this small French village when they are accosted by one of these infected.  The friend is killed and Elizabeth desperately runs across the countryside in search of safety and to find her boyfriend who lives in the village.  Her world becomes a nightmare as the non-infected are just as disturbing as the infected.  Life sucks for Elizabeth.

"Gimme' head till I'm dead."
What this film does have going for it is Brigitte Lahaie who will certainly be one of the future who is one of the Girls of Grindhouse here on Beasts in Human Skin.  She does have a nude scene although it is quite brief.  That's another thing.  Since The Grapes of Death was directed by Jean Rollin and features adult film star Brigitte Lahaie, I was expecting a lot more nudity.  Oh well.


Violence Rating/Index:  3.5ish or maybe 4 out of 5
Booby Rating/Index:  2.5 out of 5  - Click to see the nude scenes.


24 comments:

LoneIslander said...

Looks pretty good, might have to watch it myself

The Angry Lurker said...

It's bloody weird but worth a watch and you're right they're just infected people not zombies.

D4 said...

I get what you mean as far as movie that seems good while you're watching it. That's like an average movie to me.

Alphabeta said...

Nice decapitated head!

Solsby Kid said...

This film is awesome!

BTN Hip Hop said...

low boobie rating displeases me

JayPower said...

Yeah this film is amazing, awesome review bro ;D

GADAFINY said...

looks great

Alphalpha said...

lol kinda funny i just posted on my blog about innovative horror. this movie is... innovative...

thenitefalls said...

LOL there's no dialogue in the trailer just screaming, at least there was boobies at 2:10 :D

Malkavian said...

well looks and sounds Good but that start to suck towards the end sounds good either way

Astronomy Pirate said...

Well... if that isn't just a weird movie premise. It seems like some anti-drinking warning.

Don't Drink or You'll Become a ZOMBIE!

ed said...

the zombie disguises are not convincing

Colin Biano said...

Oh god, that trailer was so awkward

it's like they skipped out on music for it to save their budget or something

A Beer for the Shower said...

That poster is false advertising. When I squeeze a woman, grape juice *never* comes out.

Jay said...

from wine to zombies, yeah!

Discovery Underground said...

really good!

Zombie said...

She got squished!!

meandmythinkingcap said...

MJ's thriller scared me more than this movie maybe for all the pretty lady zombies and zombie's boobie this may worth a watch.

hoaks2 said...

This looks pretty good man!

Aaron M. Gipson said...

I saw the title and thought it was a weid take on that Steinbeck novel, The Grapes of Wrath. We at least know one booby is in that story...

But after reading your review, I think I might let this one slip by.

Jessica Thompson said...

Tyhats a cool poster still! Come check me out, alphabetalife.blogspot.com

Rob said...

This just got put into my netflix cue lol, so good timing yo! I'm even more excited then I was.

**Hype.Planet** said...

Great movie here, thanks a lot

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