You know who's been missing from this whole zombie renaissance thing? The Italians. While our friends in Italy may not have launched the zombie film subgenre, there's no denying that they played an absolutely vital role in making films about the living dead popular in the wake of Romero's Dawn of the Dead. It seems strange to see zombie films everywhere these days and not a single one from the land of Lucio Fulci.

That's about to change with the arrival of Marco Ristori and Luca Boni's new morti viventi flick, Eaters. After being devastated by a deadly epidemic, the world is now governed by hordes of living dead. Locked in a fortress that has been turned into a research center and shelter, three men - zombie hunters Igor and Alen and a scientist named Gyno - are trying to find an answer to what has happened to the human race.

Dread Central has a more detailed plot breakdown courtesy of Marco Ristori. You can find it by aiming your browser here. So far, it sounds like Eaters is shaping up quite nicely. It may not be the next The Beyond, but any news of the Italians getting back into horror cinema is a cause for celebration around these parts.

No word yet on a release date, but have a gander at the trailer beyond the jump.
categories Movies, Horror