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Dr. Butcher, Md (Aka Zombie Holocaust)

Director: Mario Girolami Run Time: 84 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 1980

Starring: Alexandra Delli Colli, Ian McCulloch, Sherry Buchanan

This October, THE DEUCE takes you back to May of 1982 and the Lyric Theatre for Italo-gore-master Marino Girolami’s DR. BUTCHER, MD (aka ZOMBIE HOLOCAUST)! Introduction by Roy Frumkes.

Plus: The famous ‘DEUCE Raffle,’ Gaffel Kolsch at the after-party, and music by DJ BONES! Hosted and presented by THE DEUCE JOCKEYS: Jeff, Andy, and Joe!

Something is awry in various New York City morgues…body parts are missing, while tattooed orderlies from a small South Pacific island throw themselves out 5-story windows. Concerned nurse Lori (Alexandra Delli Colli) and her anthropologist friend Dr. Chandler (Ian McCulloch) decide to travel to the Southern Hemisphere and the mysterious Moloto Archipelago, to learn why Stone-Age cannibals have invaded the Big Apple.

Upon landing on one of the more civilized islands, our heroes meet Dr. Obrero (ie, Butcher) who directs them to a small island called Kito. Soon Lori and Chandler learn what really goes on in this remote and isolated paradise, and Obero’s experiments prove more horrifying than any ancient cannibalistic ritual. Literally butchered by its American distributor Aquarius, Dr. Butcher, MD (aka Zombie Holocaust, Island of the Zombies, Queen of the Cannibals, etc etc…) is the quintessential Italo-schlock-mashup-ripoff, fresh off the steaming success of the notoriously perverse Cannibal Holocaust and Fulci’s masterpiece of voodoo horror Zombie, both released just prior to DR. BUTCHER’s original incarnation.