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 ...
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Miss Adrian
Brendan Dillon ...
Prison Chaplain (as Brendon Dillon)
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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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Creepy TV Movie from 1975
7 February 2005 | by (The House of Good Schlock) – See all my reviews

Pretty good horror film from Robert Bloch (Psycho) and Curtis Harrington (Ruby). This one's a doozy. George Hamilton plays a guy whose brother is executed for a crime he didn't commit. There's a spooky execution scene, and then George has to find out the truth. Upon investigation Hamilton discovers zombies. Set in the '30s or '40s ( I can't remember ) this is a particular creepy TV movie I originally saw in 1975. Reggie Nalder (Salems' Lot) plays a zombie. The scene in a funeral parlor with Nalder rising from the dead is really cool. Ray Milland also stars and is his slimy best. Pretty good and shocking for a TV movie.


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