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King of the Zombies ()


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On a spooky island, three stranded travelers find an evil doctor working with foreign spies and in control of zombies.

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James McCarthy
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Barbara Winslow
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Jeff
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Dr. Miklos Sangre
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Bill Summers
Patricia Stacey ...
Alyce Sangre
Guy Usher ...
Adm. Wainwright
Marguerite Whitten ...
Samantha
Leigh Whipper ...
Momba
Madame Sul-Te-Wan ...
Tahama
James Davis ...
Lazarus (as Jimmy Davis)
Laurence Criner ...
Dr. Couillie (as Lawrence Criner)
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Josephine Whitten ...
Native Girl (uncredited)

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Jean Yarbrough

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Edmond Kelso ... (original story and screenplay)

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Lindsley Parsons ... producer

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Edward J. Kay ... (musical score) (as Edward Kay)

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Mack Stengler ... director of photography

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Richard C. Currier ... film editor (as Richard Currier)

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Charles Clague

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Mack V. Wright ... production manager (as Mack Wright)

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Dave Milton ... settings

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William R. Fox ... sound director (as William Fox)
Glenn Rominger ... sound director (as Glen Rominger)

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Jack Hendricks ... stunts (uncredited)
Wally West ... stunts (uncredited)

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Edward J. Kay ... musical director (as Edward Kay)
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Plot Summary

During World War 2, a small plane off the south coast of America is low on fuel and blown off course by a storm. Guided by a faint radio signal, they crashland on an island. The passenger, his manservant and the pilot take refuge in a mansion owned by a doctor. The easily-spooked manservant soon becomes convinced the mansion is haunted by zombies and ghosts. Exploring, the 3 find a voodoo ritual in the cellar, where the doctor is trying to acquire war intelligence by transferring personalities into his zombies. But the interruption causes the zombies to turn on their creator. Written by Cynan Rees

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Taglines HUMAN SACRIFICES! SAVAGE TORTURE! VOODOO RITES! (original poster - all caps) See more »
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Also Known As
  • Le roi des zombies (France)
  • Herr der Zombies - Insel der lebenden Toten (Germany)
  • El rey de los zombies (Spain)
  • Король зомби (Soviet Union, Russian title)
  • O Rei dos Zombies (Brazil)
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Trivia As of 2011, remains the only zombie-related film to be nominated for an Academy Award in any category (in this instance, Best Original Score for a Dramatic Picture). See more »
Goofs As the plane crash lands on the island, the wire holding it in the air can be seen. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Horrible Horror (1986). See more »
Quotes Samantha, the Maid: What you doing in that lineup?
Jefferson 'Jeff' Jackson: Don't bother me woman. Can't you see I is a has-been?
Samantha, the Maid: A zombie?
Jefferson 'Jeff' Jackson: Nothing else but. And don't ask me my name, 'cuz I don't know. I don't know nothing.
Samantha, the Maid: You ain't no zombie, 'cuz zombies can't talk.
Jefferson 'Jeff' Jackson: Can I help it 'cuz I'm loquacious?
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