The Plague of the Zombies

The Plague of the Zombies

Andre Morell
Director: John Gilling Cast: Andre Morell
Andre Morell
, Diane Clare
Diane Clare
, John Carson
John Carson
John Gilling

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A wonderfully atmospheric outing from Hammer Films, who diverged from their often successful variations on Universal's classic monsters into the world of zombies, a genre which had yet to receive its infusion of terrifying new blood with the 1968 classic Night of the Living Dead. The plot, which owes a debt to the Bela Lugosi chiller White Zombie, involves a mad Cornish squire, who solves an annoying labor crisis in his tin mines by turning local villagers into voodoo-controlled zombies. Dr. Thompson (Brook Williams) and his daughter Alice (Jacqueline Pearce) soon discover the unpleasant nocturnal habits of the shambling undead slaves -- including their tendency to go on murderous rampages when not directly under the squire's control. At the request of Alice, Sir James Forbes (André Morell) arrives on the scene to investigate. The superb script by Peter Bryan employs an interesting subtext about the rift between the British aristocracy and the exploited working class, but the film is less a political allegory than a spooky, atmospheric horror opus that ranks among Hammer Films' finest.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/15/2019
UPC: 0826663192858
Original Release: 1966
Rating: NR
Source: Shout Factory
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sales rank: 23,276

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Andre Morell Sir James Forbes
Diane Clare Sylvia Forbes
John Carson Clive Hamilton
Brook Williams Dr. Peter Thompson
Alexander Davion Denver
Jacqueline Pearce Alice Thompson
Michael Ripper Sgt. Swift
Dennis Chinnery PC Christian
Ben Aris John Martinus
Tim Condren Actor
Louis Mahoney Servant
Jerry Verno Landlord
Roy Royston Vicar

Technical Credits
John Gilling Director
Roy Ashton Makeup
Chris Barnes Editor
James Bernard Score Composer
Les Bowie Special Effects
Peter Bryan Screenwriter
John Elder Screenwriter
Bowie Films Special Effects
Arthur Grant Cinematographer
Anthony Hinds Screenwriter
Anthony Nelson Keys Producer
Don Mingaye Art Director
Bernard Robinson Production Designer

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