If you haven't guessed already, this is a Joe D'Amato film which means half the film is going to be horror and the other half is going to be a kind of soft, hardcore-ish porn and that's what Erotic Nights of the Living Dead a.k.a. Sexy Nights of the Living Dead is. Mr. D'Amato was very good at making a buck by taking a theme that was popular in American theaters and adding a lot of softcore scenes with the occasional penetration and BJ shot to it. In this case, the theme is zombies.
The first half of the film is character introduction, I guess. This is where most of the "erotic" scenes take place and it is boring as hell, but I suppose it's interesting enough for its historical value because it shows a time when people didn't shave their neither regions before mashing them against one another on camera. Hairy mustachioed men get it on with hairy, unkempt women. Two of the ladies are quite lovely in this film and I have no complaints about them prancing around unclothed on screen. They would be Dirce Funari and of course, Laura Gemser. Unfortunately we don't get to see Miss Gemser in any hardcore scenes in Erotic Nights of the Living Dead or any film as far as I know. I think she always used a body double for the really naughty shots.
|"Hi. I'm a frumpy stripper and I'll be your sommelier for the evening."|
Eventually Mr. D'Amato gets around to telling a story; a story about zombies on a deserted island, and this is where the movie gets better. It isn't much of a story, just enough to get some zombies on screen to break up the monotony of boobies and bush.
An arrogant American business man has the idea to commercialize a small tropical island that the locals say is cursed. He pays a sailor to take him and his salaried girlfriend to this "Cat Island" where they discover that the legends are true and that the living dead rise to feed on those who invade the island paradise. Also, Laura Gemser bites off the guy's penis.
Violence Rating/Index: 2.5 out of 5
Booby Rating/Index : 5+ out of 5 - Click to see the nude scenes.