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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

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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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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

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

Goofs

"Stone" wall shakes noticeably during Gobbo and Pendragon's scuffle in the Tower of Death. 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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Featured in Slaughter Studios (2002) See more »

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Corman shows great promise with this curiosity
28 April 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film isn't THAT bad...sure it's a b-movie, but it stars Alison (va-va-voom!) Hayes (Attack of the 50-Foot Woman), has great music by Ronald Stein, and is dripping with atmosphere. The story is thoughtful, clever, and better than most grade-b stuff from the 50s. The ending could go any which way and the surprise twist is the stuff Twilight Zone episodes were made of.

The Undead is a great film to trot out at Halloween time to scare young kids and for adults to giggle at. Hey, when I saw this one as a kid on TV I was totally SPOOKED! Today, it's "badness" is it's strong suit. Then, it showed promise for a young Corman, who would reach his cinematic pinnacle with his superb mature work, Masque of the Red Death.


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