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The Plague of the Zombies (1966)

 -  Horror  -  12 January 1966 (USA)
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Young workers are dying because of a mysterious epidemic in a little village in Cornwall. Doctor Thompson is helpless and asks professor James Forbes for help. The professor and his ... See full summary »

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Sir James Forbes
Diane Clare ...
Sylvia Forbes
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Dr. Peter Tompson
Jacqueline Pearce ...
Alice Mary Tompson
John Carson ...
Squire Clive Hamilton
Alexander Davion ...
Denver (as Alex Davion)
Michael Ripper ...
Sergeant Jack Swift
Marcus Hammond ...
Tom Martinus
Dennis Chinnery ...
Constable Christian
Louis Mahoney ...
Coloured Servant
Roy Royston ...
Vicar
Ben Aris ...
John Martinus
Tim Condren ...
A young blood (as Tim Condron)
Bernard Egan ...
A young blood
Norman Mann ...
A young blood
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Young workers are dying because of a mysterious epidemic in a little village in Cornwall. Doctor Thompson is helpless and asks professor James Forbes for help. The professor and his daughter Sylvia travel to Thomson. Terrible things happen soon, beyond imagination or reality. Dead people are seen near an old, unused mine. Late people seem to live suddenly. Professor Forbes presumes that black magic is involved and someone has extraordinary power. He doesn't know how close he is: the dead become alive because of a magic voodoo-ritual, and so they must serve their master as mindless zombies... Written by Matthias Luehr <mluehr@htwm.de>

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Originally shown (in London) in a double billing with Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966). See more »

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After Squire Clive Hamilton catches Sylvia's blood in the glass, he transfers it to a vial. When he does so, it is revealed just how much blood was in the cup. However, there's no way that that much blood could have possibly come from a small wound on her finger. See more »

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Sir James Forbes: I, I find all kinds of witchcraft slightly nauseating and this I find absolutely disgusting.
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Just Look At That Smile On Jacqueline's Face...Brrrrrrr!!!
11 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Andre Morell's character, Dr. Forbes, makes a very unusual house call at the opening of "The Plague of the Zombies." His old student, now practicing in a small (Victorian era) Cornish village, is mystified by the recent outbreak of deaths in that town, and even his wife, Alice, is starting to exhibit some strange lethargy. After Forbes arrives to help, he and his friend uncover a mix of voodoo, grave robbing and the undead, in this lesser known Hammer title that certainly deserves a greater renown. And thanks to the fine folks at Anchor Bay, this film's popularity may soon spread beyond its current cult reputation. "Plague" features an intelligent script, fine acting, solid photography and great atmosphere. Andre Morell's doctor makes for a very reassuring action hero, despite the actor's age (he was 57 at the time this picture was made). The film boasts three very chilling scenes: the first, nighttime appearance of a zombie on a hillside; the much-celebrated dream sequence; and Alice's rising from her grave. The smile on actress Jacqueline Pearce's face in this last scene is just haunting. Though marred by a somewhat disappointing finale, the film remains a minor horror masterpiece and one of the scariest works that I've yet seen from the House of Hammer. This movie would make a wonderful double feature with the similarly themed "White Zombie" (1932), or with another Hammer film made that same year (1966), "The Reptile," featuring Pearce again and the same director, John Gilling. Any way you watch it, though, the film is a real winner.


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