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Zombies of Mora Tau (1957)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | March 1957 (USA)
Zombie-like, dead crewmen of a sunken ship have always prevented salvagers from claiming the wreck's legendary box of diamonds, but will a new group of treasure hunters succeed?

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Jeff Clark
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Mona Harrison
Autumn Russell ...
Jan Peters
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George Harrison
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Dr. Jonathan Eggert
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Grandmother Peters
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Sam
Leonard P. Geer ...
Johnny (as Leonard Geer)
Karl 'Killer' Davis ...
Zombie (as Karl Davis)
William Baskin ...
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Mel Curtis ...
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Zombiefied sailors guard the treasure of a ship they went down with 60 years earlier. A group of sailors scoff at the legend, and decide to retrieve the diamonds from the ocean floor only to discover the hard way that there is some truth to legends. Written by Humberto Amador

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El fantasma de Mora-Tau  »

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The prologue to the story reads in part, "On a shore that time has forgotten - there is a twilight zone between life and death," - thus using the now iconic phrase "twilight zone" two years before the premiere of Rod Serling's classic show. See more »

Goofs

Early on Mrs Peters tells the crew from the boat that the diamonds were stolen from a temple. Later someone says that the mausoleum was built by the Europeans who mined the diamonds. An African pagan temple would not likely be built by Europeans. See more »

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Jeff Clark: Do I look like I'm afraid of zombies?
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The swimming dead take to land...BEWARE!
1 February 1999 | by See all my reviews

I can never resist a good Zombie movie, and this one gives that interesting twist ....the zombies appear to be amphibious! They are protecting their treasure resting at the bottom of the murky waters....and do so by scaring the treasure-seekers with their horrible looks! Ahhhh!! It seems every group of treasure-seekers that tries to steal the loot, end up dead, so good ole granny (who seems to be the only one who accepts these walking weirdos) takes it upon herself to have the grave sites pre-dug for their convenience....how charming... This flick also provides us with our standard staple of "ear-piercing scream" from the helpless and unknowledgeable "Jan" The underwater sequence becomes quite amusing when the zombies casually stroll along the bottom of the lake towards their sunken ship....I guess being dead prevents the burning of calories, thereby giving them that extra weight to stay down............happy viewing!


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