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Italian insanity: “ZOMBIE 3,” “ZOMBIE 4,” “SHOCKING DARK” coming to Blu-ray! Details, art, trailer

Friday, April 27, 2018 | News


A trio of notorious Italian horror schlockers are making their U.S. Blu-ray debuts this summer, showcasing the work of Lucio Fulci, Bruno Mattei and Claudio Fragasso. Read on for the full info, all the art and a combo trailer!

Severin Films has set a May 29 street date for ZOMBIE 3, ZOMBIE 4: AFTER DEATH and SHOCKING DARK, each newly scanned in 2K and uncut. ZOMBIE 3 was begun by Fulci and completed by Mattei, ZOMBIE 4 was directed and written by the TROLL 2 team of Fragasso and Rossella Drudi respectively and SHOCKING DARK (an ALIENS/TERMINATOR knockoff) was helmed by Mattei and scripted by Fragasso and Drudi, and all three represent Italian exploitation at its nuttiest. Special features are:


  • Audio commentary by stars Deran Sarafian and Beatrice Ring
  • “The Last Zombies”: Interview with co-director/co-writer Claudio Fragasso and co-writer Rossella Drudi
  • “Tough Guys”: Interview with actors/stuntmen Massimo Vanni and Ottaviano Dell’Acqua
  • “The Problem Solver”: Interview with replacement director Bruno Mattei
  • “Swimming with Zombies”: Interview with actress Marina Loi
  • “In the Zombie Factory”: Interview with FX artist Franco Di Girolamo
  • Trailer
  • Limited Edition: First 3,000 with remastered soundtrack CD of music by Stefano Mainetti


  • “Run Zombie Run!”: Interview with director Claudio Fragasso and screenwriter Rossella Drudi
  • “Jeff Stryker in Manila”: Interview with actor Chuck Peyton
  • “Blonde vs Zombies”: Interview with actress Candice Daly
  • Behind-the-scenes footage
  • Trailer
  • Limited Edition: First 3,000 with first-ever official release soundtrack CD of music by Al Festa


  • “Terminator in Venice”: Interview with co-director/co-screenwriter Claudio Fragasso and co-screenwriter Rossella Drudi
  • “Once Upon a Time in Italy”: Interview with actress Geretta Geretta
  • Alternate Italian titles
  • Limited Edition available with highly unofficial slip cover with original Italian release art (and title) exclusively from the Severin Films webstore

An exclusive ZOMBIE DARK Super Deluxe bundle, containing all three Blu-rays plus posters and an enamel pin, is also available for pre-order at the Severin webstore, where you can pre-order the individual titles as well.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM,, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.