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The Plague of the Zombies (1966)

Approved | | Horror | 12 January 1966 (USA)
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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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The film takes place in August 1860. See more »

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When Sir James and Peter are watching Alice's grave, they have to leave to help the vicar who has been attacked. The squire and his men open the grave and reveal Alice's corpse but are disturbed when Sir James and Peter return. As the two watch she transforms into a zombie and crawls out of her grave. But when they arrived back in the cemetery and found the open grave we see Alice for an instant in her coffin and she is already in zombie make up, even though this is before the transformation. See more »

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Sir James Forbes: Someone in this village is practicing witchcraft. That corpse wandering on the moors is an undead, a zombie.
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Referenced in Night of the Living Dead (1968) See more »

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An excellent Zombie Movie
14 September 2000 | by (Tennessee, USA) – See all my reviews

This is one of the few good horror movies about zombies that I've ever seen. It has wonderful acting, mystery, intrigue, a great plot, and, of course, scary zombies. I wish modern horror movie makers would create more movies in the vein of this 1966 classic, rather than continually pumping out the tripe that we see so much of today. This film is a respectable addition to any horror lover's personal movie collection.


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