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The Dead Don't Die (1975)

TV Movie  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  14 January 1975 (USA)
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In the 1930s, a sailor trying to prove that his brother was wrongly executed for murder finds himself becoming drawn in the occult world.

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Don Drake
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Vera LaValle
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Levenia
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Police Lt. Reardon
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Frankie Specht
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Perdido
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Jim Moss
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Ralph Drake
Milton Parsons ...
Frazier--Funeral Home Receptionist
William O'Connell ...
Priest
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Miss Adrian
Brendan Dillon ...
Prison Chaplain (as Brendon Dillon)
Russ Grieve ...
Prison Guard (as Russ Grieves)
Bill Smillie ...
Newspaper Man
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The story begins in the Illinois State Penitentiary where Ralph Drake is about to be executed for the murder of his wife. At Ralph's request, his brother, Don, sets out to clear his name and find the real murderer. It's a search that takes him into a nightmarish world where no one can be trusted. Don first seeks out Ralph's former employer, Moss, who runs a sleazy marathon dance hall, and enlists his help in finding the murderer. Then Don encounters Vera LaValle who warns him that he is in mortal danger because he is close to uncovering the insidious plan of a man called Varek - the Zombie Master. Learning that his own brother Ralph is a zombie, Don tries to warn the authorities. But will anyone believe him? Written by Leo Urbina

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Die Toten sterben nicht  »

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Perdido: Mr Drake! I have been waiting for you!
Don Drake: Perdito?
Perdido: Perdito is dead! His body is merely an instrument through which I speak. The dead are my children!
Don Drake: [Appalled] Children? Who are you?
Perdido: Who am I? I am... Varrick!
[Reaches up from coffin and grabs Drake by the throat]
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Eerie slice of 70s tv horror
20 August 2002 | by (tx) – See all my reviews

Scripted by Robert"Psycho"Bloch,the DDD is a very spooky movie indeed!George Hamilton is a man determined to find the TRUE killer of his brother's wife.He is drawn into a shadowy world where the dead won't stay dead!With creepy Reggie"Salem's Lot"Nalder as a scary dead/undead guy.Is everything George sees real or a nightmare?Ray Milland and Joan Blondel co-star.Very Spooky indeed.


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