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.

rating: C-

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