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The Plague of the Zombies (1966)

Approved | | Horror | 12 January 1966 (USA)
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Young workers are dying because of a mysterious epidemic in a little village in Cornwall. Doctor Thompson is helpless and asks professor James Forbes for help. The professor and his ... See full summary »

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John Gilling

Writer:

Peter Bryan (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
André Morell ... Sir James Forbes
Diane Clare ... Sylvia Forbes
Brook Williams ... Dr. Peter Tompson
Jacqueline Pearce ... Alice Mary Tompson
John Carson ... Squire Clive Hamilton
Alexander Davion ... Denver (as Alex Davion)
Michael Ripper ... Sergeant Jack Swift
Marcus Hammond Marcus Hammond ... Tom Martinus
Dennis Chinnery Dennis Chinnery ... Constable Christian
Louis Mahoney ... Coloured Servant
Roy Royston Roy Royston ... Vicar
Ben Aris Ben Aris ... John Martinus
Tim Condren Tim Condren ... A young blood (as Tim Condron)
Bernard Barnsley Bernard Barnsley ... A young blood (as Bernard Egan)
Norman Mann ... A young blood
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Storyline

Young workers are dying because of a mysterious epidemic in a little village in Cornwall. Doctor Thompson is helpless and asks professor James Forbes for help. The professor and his daughter Sylvia travel to Thomson. Terrible things happen soon, beyond imagination or reality. Dead people are seen near an old, unused mine. Late people seem to live suddenly. Professor Forbes presumes that black magic is involved and someone has extraordinary power. He doesn't know how close he is: the dead become alive because of a magic voodoo-ritual, and so they must serve their master as mindless zombies... Written by Matthias Luehr <mluehr@htwm.de>

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Only The Lord Of The Dead Could Unleash Them!

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 January 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Before allowing the film to be released, the B.B.F.C instructed "Hammer" to trim one or two scenes. Amongst them, the scene where Andre Morell decapitates the zombie in the graveyard with a shovel had to be reduced from showing four blows with the weapon to just the one. See more »

Goofs

Thought the film is set in the 19th century, during the struggle by the fireplace at around the 1:20:30 mark, a modern fire extinguisher can be clearly seen attached to the wall. See more »

Quotes

Sir James Forbes: "High-ate-ee" is how he pronounces Haiti.
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An excellent Zombie Movie
14 September 2000 | by BlackMonkSee all my reviews

This is one of the few good horror movies about zombies that I've ever seen. It has wonderful acting, mystery, intrigue, a great plot, and, of course, scary zombies. I wish modern horror movie makers would create more movies in the vein of this 1966 classic, rather than continually pumping out the tripe that we see so much of today. This film is a respectable addition to any horror lover's personal movie collection.


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