The Plague Of The Zombies (England 1966)

Rating: **
Review Date: 10/14/01
Cast: Andre Morell, John Carson, Jacqueline Pearce

Strange things are happening in a sleepy English village. People are dying in mysterious ways, and the town squire (John Carson) won't let the town doctor perform any posthumous examinations of the bodies. At the doctor's urging, Dr. Forbes (Andre Morell) and his daughter come to the village to help with the investigation, and what they come up with is... voodoo. That's right, the town squire is turning the townfolk into zombies so that he can use them to work in his tin mine. They're certainly not the best or fastest employees to have, but they're cheap and they never get tired. The heroes finally put an end to the villain's entrepreneurial ambitions and lay the zombies to rest. Typical B-movie schlock from Hammer that's marginally entertaining throughout, and the tragically pretty Jacqueline Pearce is quite nice to look at.