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The Undead (1957)

 -  Fantasy | Horror  -  March 1957 (USA)
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A beautiful woman is sent back in time via hypnosis to the Middle Ages where she finds she is suspected of being a witch, and subject to being executed.

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Cast

Cast overview:
Pamela Duncan ...
Diana Love / Helene
Richard Garland ...
Pendragon
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Livia, witch
Val Dufour ...
Quintus Ratcliff
Mel Welles ...
Smolkin, the gravedigger
Dorothy Neumann ...
Meg Maud, witch
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The Imp
Bruno VeSota ...
Scroop, the innkeeper (as Bruno Ve Sota)
Richard Devon ...
Maurice Manson ...
Prof. Ulbrecht Olinger
Aaron Saxon ...
Gobbo, the Jailer
Don Garrett ...
The Knight (as Don Garret)
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The Leper (as Richard Miller)
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Storyline

Two psychical researchers procure the services of a lady of the night and send her back in time under hypnosis. She finds herself in the body of a past existence - a woman in medieval times waiting to be beheaded as a witch. By avoiding this fate she unwittingly starts to alter history. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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Terror... that screams from the grave! See more »

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Fantasy | Horror

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March 1957 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Trance of Diana Love  »

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$70,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

American International Pictures released this film on a double feature with Voodoo Woman (1957). See more »

Goofs

One of Smolkin's grimly comical songs includes a lyric about "a coffin full of germs". Pasteur's germ theory of disease is many centuries ahead of this film's medieval setting. See more »

Quotes

[in loud, incredibly angry sounding voice]
Quintus: STAY!
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So good I've remembered it for 40 years...
26 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

I haven't seen this movie in a couple of decades, but I was looking for good SF/Horror films to give my hubby for his birthday and immediately thought of this one. I saw it when I was a kid and it made a lasting impression on me because it uses the plot device of reincarnation and uses it well. I'm sorry to see it has received such a low rating here because it is an excellent film with a plot that deserved better than to end up as a second-rate drive-in flick.

If you can find a copy or see it on some mid-night viewing you will do yourself a favor by watching it. It has a homey kind of class like a woman of the night whom you know is from a good family. It's a find, how ever you come across it. Having said this, I am off to try to find a copy for my library which has been without this treasure for far too long.


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