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Film: The Plague of the Zombies

A Hammer Horror film from the year 1966.

Mysterious deaths are happening around a small village in Cornwall. Local doctor Peter Thompson writes a letter about this to his mentor Sir James Forbes. Dr. Thompson's wife Alice happens to be a friend Sir James's daughter Sylvia, and she convinces him to pay a visit. As they arrive, they run into a plot of using zombified people as a labor for a closed tin mine.


This film provides examples of:

  • Aristocrats Are Evil: Hamilton.
  • Catapult Nightmare: Dr. Thompson waking up from his nightmare.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: When Hamilton's men snatch Sylvia and attempt to have "fun" with her, Hamilton halts them and lets her leave his house untouched. He still tries to turn her into a zombie, though.
  • Eye Awaken: Done when Sylvia becomes a zombie.
  • Grave Robbing: Because local superstitions keeps Dr. Thompson from performing a proper autopsy, he and Sir James have to resort to robbing a grave in an attempt to perform one.
  • Improvised Weapon: When Sir James attacked by one of Hamilton's men, he defends himself with a candlestick.
  • Man on Fire: When the voodoo dolls controlling the zombies catch fire, so do they.
  • The Power of Blood: Blood is an essential part of turning someone into a zombie.
  • Secret Path: Hidden door in Hamilton's study leads to the caverns under his house.
  • Rise from Your Grave: After witnessing Sylvia's second death, Dr. Thompson faints and has a nightmare where he sees the dead rising from their graves.
  • Shovel Strike: When zombified Sylvia closes in on Sir James, he decapitates her with a shovel.
  • The X of Y
  • You Have 48 Hours: After Dr. Thompson and Sir James are caught grave robbing by two constables, Sir James convinces them to hold their report for 48 hours.


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alternative title(s): The Plague Of The Zombies
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