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Halloween Mod from Warner Archive Black Zoo on DVD

22 October 2011 2:09 PM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Michael Gough is known to modern audiences as Alfred the Butler in the Batman films. But fans of horror movies know that he was one of the most entertaining villains of 60's English horror cinema playing mad baddies in Herman Cohen films like Horrors of the Black Museum (1959), Konga (1961) and this little number. Here he plays a sadistic zookeeper and big cat cult worshipper determined to protect his beloved felines at any cost including using the kitties to kill those who stand in his way. Elsiha Cook jr. from The Killing (1956), House on Haunted Hill (1959) and numerous other famous films has a great smaller role as one of the victims but the real star here is Gough who chews up the »

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Exclusive: Black Zoo DVD Clip

20 September 2011 4:58 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

We have an exclusive clip from the home video release Black Zoo, which can be ordered through Warner Archive. Click on the video player below for a scene where Michael Gough lets one of his deadly animals loose from this 1963 horror movie.

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The most savage animal in a garden of beasts, animal-worship cultist and private zoo owner Michael Conrad (Michael Gough) has trained his lions well, siccing the big cats on any fool who dares get in his way. First it was a snoopy secretary, then a scheming realtor (Jerome Cowan). But only when his unhappy wife (Jeanne Cooper) runs off with his beloved chimps does Conrad unleash his inner beast, and the fur really flies. Shot by Academy Award-winning cinematographer Floyd Crosby on a soundstage stocked by famed animal behaviorist and Marine World creator Ralph Helfer, »

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Don't Feed the Animals! Exclusive Clip From the Black Zoo!

20 September 2011 3:17 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Here at Dread Central we love the good folks over at the Warner Archive. If they all amounted to the parts of a single human being, we'd worship at their feet! Why, you ask? Because they continue to dole out quality copies of Hollywood's forgotten horrors. Case in point: Black Zoo! Dig on our exclusive and fuzzy clip!

For those unfamiliar with this little gem, Black Zoo is a 1963 horror flick produced and co-written by Herman Cohen and directed by Robert Gordon. For its time it's widely considered to be a violent, gore-filled tale.

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Synopsis

Michael Conrad (Michael Gough) is a private zookeeper who owns Conrad's Animal Kingdom. He leads a cult group who literally worship the animals he tends, especially the big cats -- a lion, a lioness, a pair of cheetahs, a tiger, and a black panther »

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Warner Archive Is Opening Up the Black Zoo

26 August 2011 4:08 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

The fine fiends over at the Warner Archive are at it again, opening up their vaults and pulling out yet another fine obscure title for horror fans. Get ready to take a trip to the long lost lunacy of the Black Zoo.

For those unfamiliar with this little gem, Black Zoo is a 1963 horror flick produced and co-written by Herman Cohen and directed by Robert Gordon. For its time it's widely considered to be a violent, gore-filled tale.

Got your interest yet? Look for more on Black Zoo soon including official artwork and more!

Synopsis

Michael Conrad (Michael Gough) is a private zookeeper who owns Conrad's Animal Kingdom. He leads a cult group who literally worship the animals he tends, especially the big cats -- a lion, a lioness, a pair of cheetahs, a tiger, and a black panther -- as well as a gorilla. Conrad plays organ music to »

- Uncle Creepy

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British Horror Actor Michael Gough Dead at 94

17 March 2011 5:56 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

British cult horror actor Michael Gough has died at the age of 94 after a stellar career playing character roles in over 100 films. Horror fans know him well from his role in the seminal Hammer Horror film Horror Of Dracula (1958) as well as cult goodies such as Horror Hospital, Horrors Of The Black Museum, Legend Of Hell House, and Konga. A younger generation of film fans discovered him when he starred as Alfred the butler in the 90′s Batman franchise and he continued working up to his death, providing voice work for Tim Burton’s The Corpse Bride and last year’s Alice In Wonderland.

From The Daily Telegraph:

Michael Gough, the actor who died on Thursday aged 94, achieved cult status for his roles in the Hammer horror films of the 1960s, but became better known as Alfred the Butler in Tim Burton’s Batman films; he was also an accomplished stage actor, »

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