The Plague of the Zombies is another classic British zombie film from Hammer Horror. While generally a good movie all around, i believe it’s André Morell’s immense acting talent that lends this production a bit of class not usually found in most zombie films.
The plot borrows many familiar elements from Bram Stoker’s Dracula; when a small Cornish village is beset by a mysterious plague, the town’s young doctor sends for the help of his former professor. Their investigation eventually leads them to the “haunted” estate of the village squire, who is secretly practicing Haitian Voodoo.
Best Scene: The Voodoo rituals were brilliantly realized with amazing cinematography, sets and costume design.
Worst Scene: Usually technical mistakes don’t bother me too much. But there was a sloppy cut that accidentally revealed the shocking result of a zombie transformation before it even began.
Typical Father: Even a typically dry, British sense of humor doesn’t really excuse a line like “I should have drowned you at birth.” Instead it may have more to do with the rumored working relationship between Morell and actress Diane Clare.
The Plague of the Zombies
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