The Plague of the Zombies

The Plague of the Zombies

John Gilling (1965)

12A Certificate


Our Score
Voodoo rituals in 18th-century Cornwall disguise a savage indictment of the British class system in a superior Hammer horror with a strong plotline. It's John Gilling's best work, and his tight direction and ultra-stylish visuals build the tension most effectively. Especially memorable moments include the green-tinted dream sequence, where churchyard corpses are resurrected, and a quite stunning decapitation scene. A vintage bloodcurdler from Hammer's golden era.


A professor sets off to study a strange illness in Cornwall, where he is amazed to discover the local squire has started using zombies as cheap labour in his tin-mine. Horror, starring Andre Morell, Jacqueline Pearce and John Carson.

Cast & Crew

Sir James Forbes André Morell
Sylvia Forbes Diane Clare
Dr Peter Tompson Brook Williams
Alice Jacqueline Pearce
Clive Hamilton John Carson
Denver Alexander Davion
Sergeant Swift Michael Ripper
Martinus Marcus Hammond
Constable Christian Dennis Chinnery
Vicar Roy Royston
Director John Gilling
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Contains violence.Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray