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Release Date:
29 October 1971 (USA) See more »
A cancer researcher on a remote Caribbean island discovers that by treating the natives with snake venom he can turn them into bug-eyed zombies... See more » | Add synopsis »
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great bad acting boosted by hackneyed script & reckless direction See more (46 total) »


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William Joyce ... Tom Harris
Heather Hewitt ... Jeannie Biladeau
Walter Coy ... Charles Bentley
Dan Stapleton ... Duncan Fairchild
Betty Hyatt Linton ... Coral Fairchild
Robert Stanton ... Dr. Biladeau
Vanoye Aikens
Rebecca Oliver
Matt King (as Matthew King)
George-Ann Williamson
Don Strawn ... Leader, Calypso Band (as Don Strawn's Calypso Band)

Directed by
Del Tenney 
Writing credits
Del Tenney (written by)

Produced by
Jesse Hartman .... associate producer
Dan Stapleton .... associate producer
Del Tenney .... producer
Original Music by
Lon E. Norman 
Cinematography by
François Farkas (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Lawrence C. Keating  (as Larry Keating)
Casting by
Doris Bernhardt 
Art Direction by
Robert Verberkmoes 
Makeup Department
Guy Del Russo .... makeup artist
Production Management
Mel Pape .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William Grefe .... second unit director
Sound Department
Ed Wright .... sound (as Edmund Wright)
Del Tenney .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Leonard De Munde .... assistant camera (as Leonard DeMunde)
Edmund Gibson .... camera operator (as Ed Gibson)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jane Hagerty .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Monte Schwartz .... assistant editor (as Monty Swartz)
Music Department
Lon E. Norman .... conductor
Other crew
Frances Hidden .... production secretary

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Also Known As:
"Zombies" - USA (original title)
"Voodoo Blood Bath" - USA (promotional title)
"Zombie Bloodbath" - International (English title) (imdb display title)
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84 min
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Del Tenney used "Caribbean Adventure" as a working title because he didn't want the Key Biscayne residents to know he was making a horror film even though they always intended to call it "Zombie," "Zombies," or "Invasion of the Zombies" during production. At one time "Voodoo Blood Bath" was considered.See more »
Coral Fairchild:Oh Mister Bentley, what a lovely house you have. It's so tropical!See more »
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Referenced in Mad Ron's Prevues from Hell (1987) (V)See more »


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6 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
great bad acting boosted by hackneyed script & reckless direction, 11 November 2006
Author: dearnhar from Fredericksburg, VA

Come on, if you love B drive-in movies this is a must. Stocked entirely with a phoned-in plot, a great Johnny-Quest-like soundtrack, stereotypes (the devil-may-care, hunky romance-writer hero, expendable blacks & Latinos, bimbo wives with stupid jealous husbands, mad scientist, zombies with sunny-side-up eggs over their eyes & bad skin--it's got them all).

Like draftees into the government-sanctioned moral hygiene videos of the '50s & '60s, the C-actors seem quite willing to mutter the screenplay's bizarre malapropisms: Rich guy welcoming guests to dinner at his uncharted island plantation: "If you want those cocktails I'm afraid your'll have to bring them with you. Juarita (?) is an excellent cook. One thing she will not tolerate is food getting cold. Perhaps it's just as well--I have a Borjelais (sic) I'm very proud of. Hard liquor will just dull the palate." The Spanish is even more improvised--as if translated by Google.

No less fun (to me, anyway) for its utter predictability. Cashing in on the James Bond trend for the Busch-&-popcorn drive-in set 50 years ago (though substituting clashes of race and class for the Cold War), the scariest thing about it is the window it offers into prevailing views of (white) manhood, (white) womanhood, and the nefarious darker-skinned people who try stand in their way.

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