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The Undead (1957)

Unrated | | Fantasy, Horror | March 1957 (USA)
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 overview:
Pamela Duncan ...
Diana Love / Helene
Richard Garland ...
Pendragon
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Livia, witch
Val Dufour ...
Quintus Ratcliff
Mel Welles ...
Smolkin, the gravedigger
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Meg Maud, witch
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Bruno VeSota ...
Scroop, the innkeeper (as Bruno Ve Sota)
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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)  »

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The Trance of Diana Love  »

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$70,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The sets for the film were all built inside a converted supermarket. See more »

Goofs

In the final scene in the lab, the camera shows the empty clothes sitting in the chair far in the background. They were to be a shocking revelation in a few seconds, and that spoiled the surprise. See more »

Quotes

Livia, witch: No one has ever called me a witch!
Meg Maud, witch: And lived to see another witch?
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References The Search for Bridey Murphy (1956) See more »

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Come see Allison Hayes's Chest

There's two big stars in this movie and they both got even bigger in "Attack of the Fifty Foot Woman." I know it's a cheap shot,but Allison Hayes's chest through this movie looks as if they're a pair of over-ripe melons about to explode. Could they get her dress any tighter ?! The ridiculous script is treated and played straight despite the requirements that Corman had filming it an abandoned supermarket that had gone out of business.I can see how this movie is both criticized and applauded, but I first watched it as a fan of Mrs. Hayes.Since then,I've considered it a worthy little film deserving of its own respect.I'm also a MST3K fan,but I don't let that cloud my love and fondness for a film that is probably one of the best things that Allison Hayes ever did.There's a lot of movies I love that I wish had been MSTed.I agree totally with Mr. Maltin that this movie is a gem,,,,,a faded gem,perhaps,but one worth seeing and being appreciated by classic horror fans.Try and find the non-MST3K version if you can,this movie will tug at your heart or rip it right out with the ending.Oh yeah,,,,STAY !!!!!!


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