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The Zombie Walks (1968)

Im Banne des Unheimlichen (original title)
A serial killer who calls himself "The Laughing Corpse" dresses up in a skeleton costume and kills his victims with a poison-filled scorpion-shaped ring.

Director:

Alfred Vohrer

Writers:

Ladislas Fodor (screenplay), Edgar Wallace
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joachim Fuchsberger ... Inspektor Higgins
Siw Mattson Siw Mattson ... Peggy Ward
Wolfgang Kieling ... Sir Cecil
Pinkas Braun ... The Stranger
Claude Farell ... Adela
Peter Mosbacher ... Ramiro
Siegfried Rauch ... Dr. Brand
Otto Stern Otto Stern ... Mr. Merryl
Renate Grosser Renate Grosser ... Mrs. Potter
Hans Krull Hans Krull ... Mr. Potter
Lillemor 'Lill' Lindfors ... Sabrina (as Lil Lindfors)
Ilse Pagé Ilse Pagé ... Miss Finley
Edith Schneider Edith Schneider ... Professor Bound
Wolfgang Spier Wolfgang Spier ... Bannister
Ewa Strömberg Ewa Strömberg ... Library Clerk
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A serial killer who calls himself "The Laughing Corpse" dresses up in a skeleton costume and kills his victims with a poison-filled scorpion-shaped ring.

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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

26 April 1968 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The Hand of Power See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Klangfilm Eurocord-Magnetocord)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Director Alfred Vohrer provided the voice of the "laughing skull" himself. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Lukas: Mann und Maus (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

The Space of today
Music by Peter Thomas
Performed by Lillemor 'Lill' Lindfors
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such a joy when the killer 'zombie' arrive
15 October 2015 | by christopher-underwoodSee all my reviews

This is pretty poor. I started well and being in colour and made in 1968 had high-ish hopes. The thing here is that there were just too many people involved and the tale far too ridiculous and uninteresting. It needs more than a few colourful sets and humour. Actually the humorous element was okay but then the seriousness of the tangled tale then becomes undermined and more difficult to watch. The only reason this gets any points at all from me is the 'zombie'. An absolute object lesson to all low budget film makers. A black cloak, a wide brimmed hat and a skull face mask with beautifully working jaw and great lighting. It is increasingly such a joy when the killer 'zombie' arrives to relieve us from our boredom that we are immediately on the wrong side.


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