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Writers:
Paul Naschy (screenplay)
Paul Naschy (story)
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Release Date:
27 June 1973 (Spain) See more »
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Tagline:
A Modern Day Gothic Tale Of Horror And Fear See more »
Plot:
An Indian mystic uses magical chants to raise women from the dead, then sends them out to perform revenge killings for him. | Add synopsis »
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Incredibly stupid but fun exploitation junk food See more (26 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Paul Naschy ... 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 (also as Louis Ciges)
Pierre Besari ... Ti Zachary

Antonio Pica ... Superintendent Hawkins
Elsa Zabala ... Susan
Montserrat Julió ... Flora (as Monserrat Julió)
Ramón Lillo ... Basehart (as Ramon Lillo)
Norma Kastel ... Gloria Irving
Ingrid Rabel ... Muerta
Asunción Molero ... Muerta (as Asuncion Molero)
Fernando Sánchez Polack ... Augusto (also as Fernando S. Polack) (as Fernando S. Polak)
Alfonso de la Vega ... Absalon
Víctor Alcázar ... Dr. Lawrence Radcliffe (as Vic Winner)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pedro Basauri 'Pedrucho' ... (uncredited)

Directed by
León Klimovsky 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Paul Naschy  screenplay (as Jacinto Molina)
Paul Naschy  story (as Jacinto Molina)

Produced by
Ricardo Muñoz Suay .... executive producer
José Antonio Pérez Giner .... executive producer (as J.A. Perez Giner)
 
Original Music by
Juan Carlos Calderón 
 
Cinematography by
Francisco Sánchez  (as Francisco Sanchez Muñoz)
 
Film Editing by
Antonio Ramírez de Loaysa 
 
Set Decoration by
Gumersindo Andrés 
 
Makeup Department
Francisca Guillot .... hair stylist (as Paquita Guillot)
Maruchi Sesé .... assistant makeup artist
Miguel Sesé .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Modesto Pérez Redondo .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Andrés Vich .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Luis Castro .... sound effects editor
José María San Mateo .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Manuel Gomez .... special effects
Eugenio Vizelli .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Julio Burgos .... focus puller
Fernando Espiga .... assistant camera
José Salvador .... still photographer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rosa García .... seamstress
 
Editorial Department
Federico Vich .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Ramón Escribano .... production assistant
Manuel Muñoz .... production assistant
José R. San Mateo .... script supervisor (as J.R. San Mateo)
 

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Also Known As:
"La rebelión de las muertas" - Spain (original title)
"Walk of the Dead" - USA (reissue title)
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90 min | Sweden:84 min | USA:87 min (DVD version)
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Incredibly stupid but fun exploitation junk food, 25 September 2012
Author: lovecraft231 from United States

And the winner for best "Death by small can" scene in a horror movie goes to "Vengeance of the Zombies." Not that there was a whole lot of competition outside of "Undead."

Anyways, there have been many a times in which horror movies seem to forgo anything resembling logic in their quest to scare or entertain. Sometimes this works (The films of Dario Argento and Lucio Fulci for example), sometimes it doesn't (the films of Dante Tomaselli), and then there are goes films that aren't good and make little sense, but you find yourself enjoying them anyway. Leon Klimovsky achieved this in 1973 with the Paul Naschy vehicle "Vengeance of the Zombies."

Indian Mystic Krisna (Naschy) has things going his way. He's pretty popular, the ladies love him (Yep, this is a Paul Naschy film alright!) and nothing bad seems to be happening. That is, until his girlfriend Elvire (Romy) starts having nightmares involving Satanic rites (with Naschy playing Satan), a masked killer being on the loose, and a group of vengeful female zombies roaming around. Oh, and Krisna's deformed brother (Naschy again.)

There are numerous flaws to be found here (plot holes, a completely inappropriate lounge score, mediocre direction and acting), but "Vengeance of the Zombies" manages to be pretty fun for what it is: dumb exploitation made for undemanding viewers. In a way, the ultimately silly nature of the whole thing works more than it doesn't. There's just something nice about a movie that has such a "let's put on a show" attitude, and the added nudity and gore (including a nifty decapitation) adds to the experience.

Another reason the thing works better than it should is because it basically throws in everything but the kitchen sink to entertain viewers. Satanic rituals? Check. Sexploitation? Check. Voodoo spells? Check. Zombies? Check. Black gloved killer? You get the point. It's like watching a smörgåsbord/greatest hits collection of Euro exploitation from the period, and it's hard not to smile at most of it. Plus, how many times to you see someone get killed with a small can in horror movies?

"Vengeance of the Zombies" is anything but a good movie, and more serious minded genre aficionados will probably cringe through most of it. Those who love dumb exploitation and "so-bad-it's-good" movies will be more forgiving, and probably enjoy the stupid enterprise on display.

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