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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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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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A thousand years of naked terror! See more »

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Fantasy | Horror

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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

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

Goofs

When Livia is trapped under a metal mug while disguised as a mouse, the wire used to make the mug move is visible. See more »

Quotes

Smolkin, the Gravedigger: [singing] Three Witches have heads / But they'll sever them all / The head of Helen is the third that must fall / All the Kings horses and all the Kings men cannot put the witches together again.
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Featured in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Undead (1997) See more »

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As a teen I saw a number of Roger Corman films, I rank The Undead as the best. It moved me and scared me in ways that I remember to this day.but in a good nature.It was a great film .I only wish had a copy now to share with my Kids.Simple Horror films are all we were shown when I was a teen and the plots were much the same, the monsters were killed in the end and we knew that we were safe, but now things are different and there will always be "Part 2" and that the monster,whoever it might be will be back and continue his rampage thru whatever person or town that he started in.I,also think the movies that were in Black and White presented the most shock effect, Something seemed to be lost when the Horror films were shot in color.


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