The Plague of the Zombies
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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… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 78%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"As a precursor to better zombie films, it remains an important, passably entertaining genre milestone."
‑ Shaun Munro, What Culture
"Unfolds as a series of intriguing contrasts: between life and death, male and female, tradition and modernity, science and voodoo."
‑ Rob Humanick, Projection Booth
"A colourful romp with a smattering of subtext."
‑ David Jenkins, Little White Lies
"Lacks action."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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