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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.

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... Inspektor Higgins
Siw Mattson ... Peggy Ward
... Sir Cecil
... The Stranger
... Adela
... Ramiro
... Dr. Brand
Otto Stern ... Mr. Merryl
Renate Grosser ... Mrs. Potter
Hans Krull ... Mr. Potter
... Sabrina (as Lil Lindfors)
Ilse Pagé ... Miss Finley
Edith Schneider ... Professor Bound
Wolfgang Spier ... Bannister
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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26 April 1968 (West Germany)  »

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The Hand of Power  »

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(Klangfilm Eurocord-Magnetocord)

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1.66 : 1
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Director Alfred Vohrer provided the voice of the "laughing skull" himself. See more »

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References The Scalphunters (1968) See more »

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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 See 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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