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La rebelión de las muertas (1973)

Not Rated | | Horror | 27 June 1973 (Spain)
An Indian mystic uses magical chants to raise women from the dead, then sends them out to perform revenge killings for him.

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(as Leon Klimovsky)

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(screenplay) (as Jacinto Molina), (story) (as Jacinto Molina)
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Krisna / Kantaka / Satán
Romy ...
Elvire Irving (as Rommy)
Mirta Miller ...
Kala
María Kosty ...
Elsie (as Maria Kosti)
Aurora de Alba ...
Olivia Mortimer
Luis Ciges ...
MacMurdo (as Louis Ciges)
Pierre Besari ...
Ti Zachary
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Superintendent Hawkins
Elsa Zabala ...
Susan
Montserrat Julió ...
Flora (as Monserrat Julió)
Ramón Lillo ...
Basehart (as Ramon Lillo)
Norma Kastel ...
Gloria Irving (as Norma Kastell)
Ingrid Rabel ...
Muerta
Asunción Molero ...
Muerta (as Asuncion Molero)
Fernando Sánchez Polack ...
Augusto (as Fernando Sanchez-Polak) (as Fernando S. Polack)
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An Indian mystic uses magical chants to raise women from the dead, then sends them out to perform revenge killings for him.

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Strange mixture of zombie movie & giallo
4 February 2016 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This Naschy offering, in which the Spanish force of nature played three characters, is an odd spectacle. Anyone heading in for the z-word will probably be disappointed. Rather than the staggering, brain-devouring undead we all know and love (and will soon be quite sick of, I'd wager), the "zombies" in this film exist as puppets for an evil occultist. You can probably guess who plays him, and who also plays the devil in a later scene.

The surprising choice of Naschy's was also to play an Indian mystic named Krishna. This is surprising not just to see the role of an Indian played by the Spanish Naschy, but also because the character itself is an odd fit for the movie. The origin of zombies is explored in the Voodoo religion that birthed them (and of course, dolls are harmed in the making of this movie), but why the Indian character, and reference to the Thuggee cult? Naschy was known to often mix genre staples, eg. werewolves against vampires, but I'm not sure what he was going for in invoking that particular barbarity.

The film is, overall, more a giallo than a typical zombie flick, with a masked man dressed in black sneaking around killing to a psychedelic soundtrack. The garish colours and bold compositions of giallo are here, too. I say check it out... but don't expect Night of the Living Dead.


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