Plague of the Zombies
release year:1966 genre:Hammer horror viewing setting:home DVD, 12/1/99 what I expected:no idea what I got:mediocre horror movie
synopsis:People are dying and coming back to life and walking around.
impressions:Much like Reptile, it was a well-made movie, but it wasn't that exciting. I find that I prefer the Hammer vampire/Dracula movies. It seems that the Hammer philosophy in the 60s was to hit on all facets of horror, not just vampires. This is fine, as it generated a variety of different movie themes; they're just not all GREAT movies.
body count:1 who gets killed twice (the second time as a zombie) plus 5 offscreen at the end.
acting:Decent. The main female protagonist quickly proved to not only be naive, but utterly helpless as well. No women's lib in this movie.
final word:Okay, but not really scary.
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