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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Only The Lord Of The Dead Could Unleash Them!
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Filmed back-to-back with The Reptile
(1966), using many of the same sets, most noticeably the main village set on the back lot at Bray Studios. See more
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
Sir James Forbes
I, I find all kinds of witchcraft slightly nauseating and this I find absolutely disgusting.
Referenced in Birth of the Living Dead