6.0/10
301
7 user 8 critic

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
Reviews

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Prime Video

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Several employees on a nobleman's estate show up at a former abbey, reputed to be haunted, to search for a hidden treasure. Howver, a mysterious hooded figure begins killing off those who may have figured out where the treasure is hidden.

Director: Franz Josef Gottlieb
Stars: Joachim Fuchsberger, Grit Boettcher, Dieter Borsche
Room 13 (1964)
Thriller | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A serial-killer is murdering the ladies of a night club. Detective Gray is seeking for the killer but can only find a lot of gangsters. And the killer is about to act again...

Director: Harald Reinl
Stars: Joachim Fuchsberger, Karin Dor, Richard Häussler
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A Chinese detective breaks up a drug smuggling ring and tries to find the "Daffodil Killer". The drug smugglers had devised the ingenious method of smuggling heroin from Hong Kong in the stems of daffodils.

Director: Ákos Ráthonyi
Stars: Joachim Fuchsberger, William Lucas, Sabine Sesselmann
Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The sister of a famous, but as yet uncaught, criminal named The Hexer is murdered. Inspector Higgins of Scotland Yard believes that The Hexer will surface to take his revenge on his ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred Vohrer
Stars: Joachim Fuchsberger, Heinz Drache, Sophie Hardy
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A serial killer named The Shark is terrorizing London by killing his victims with a speargun and then, dressed in a scruba-diver's wetsuit, using the city's sewer tunnels to make his ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred Vohrer
Stars: Joachim Fuchsberger, Brigitte Grothum, Elisabeth Flickenschildt
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Police try to track down a hooded serial killer who murders his victims with a combination of acid and poison gas.

Director: Alfred Vohrer
Stars: Joachim Fuchsberger, Uschi Glas, Grit Boettcher
Drama | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

When a wealthy man dies, his avaricious relatives look forward to inheriting all his money. However, he leaves a provision in his will that they all must spend a week together in his castle... See full summary »

Director: Alfred Vohrer
Stars: Heinz Drache, Corny Collins, Klaus Kinski
Crime | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Wealthy, heavily insured men are being murdered at an alarming rate. Scotland Yard investigates and finds clues that lead to a ring of blind men, led by a mysterious "reverend."

Director: Alfred Vohrer
Stars: Joachim Fuchsberger, Karin Baal, Dieter Borsche
Horror | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Scotland Yard must discover why people are being murdered by a monstrous dog at Blackwood Castle.

Director: Alfred Vohrer
Stars: Heinz Drache, Karin Baal, Horst Tappert
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A hooded serial killer finds a novel way to murder his victims--he lashes them to death with a whip. The police try to track him down before any more murders occur.

Director: Harald Reinl
Stars: Karin Dor, Harald Leipnitz, Siegfried Lowitz
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Arthur Milton aka Der Hexer (The Magician/Ringer) must return to London after his calling card was left at the scene of a murder he did not commit.

Director: Alfred Vohrer
Stars: Heinz Drache, Barbara Rütting, Brigitte Horney
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Both Scotland Yard and an amateur American sleuth are tracking a master criminal known as The Frog. This moniker refers to the bulging-eyed mask worn by the evildoer, and is reflected by ... See full summary »

Director: Harald Reinl
Stars: Joachim Fuchsberger, Elfie von Kalckreuth, Jochen Brockmann
Edit

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
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

26 April 1968 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The Hand of Power See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Klangfilm Eurocord-Magnetocord)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

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
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Bad, bad. and delightful !
31 March 1999 | by PhroggySee all my reviews

As far as bad movies goes, this one is a gem. Everything, from the killer's skull mask to the cheesy melodrama effects, makes it extremely funny. One extraordinary line shows a mechanism triggering the door to a secret passage opened by. a penny bank! Some wacko characters shows the filmmakers didn't take themselves very seriously. The final explanation doesn't explain anything. But this is a murder mystery far over the edge, on the tradition of "Doctor X".


7 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 7 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed