VENGEANCE OF THE ZOMBIES (1973) Reviews and overview

 

Vengeance of the Zombies – original title: La rebelión de las muertas – is a 1973 Spanish horror feature film directed by León Klimovsky from a screenplay by Paul Naschy, who also stars.

In 1980, the movie was re-released  in the US as Walk of the Dead to cash-in the success of George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead.

Plot:

A mysterious man rampages throughout England killing unsuspecting women. Each time a victim is murdered, they are brought back to life by an Indian guru named Kantaka (Naschy) to join his army of zombies…

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“There’s some gore abound, including a great money shot where an old woman’s severed head falls to the ground when her still-standing corpse is shaken.” DVD Drive-In

” …three performances from Naschy (as the well meaning fakir, as his evil brother, and in an effective nightmare sequence, as the devil himself!), several gory neck slashings (one self inflicted!), a gaggle of green faced undead gals, and Mr. Waldemar himself giving you all he’s got.” The Terror Trap

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Cast and characters:

  • Paul Naschy … Krisna / Kantaka / Satán
  • Romy … Elvire Irving (as Rommy)
  • Mirta Miller … Kala
  • María Kosty … Elsie (as Maria Kosti)
  • Aurora de Alba … Olivia Mortimer
  • Luis Ciges … MacMurdo (as Louis Ciges)
  • Pierre Besari … Ti Zachary
  • Antonio Pica … Superintendent Hawkins
  • Elsa Zabala … Susan
  • Montserrat Julió … Flora (as Monserrat Julió)
  • Ramón Lillo … Basehart (as Ramon Lillo)
  • Norma Kastel … Gloria Irving (as Norma Kastell)
  • Ingrid Rabel … Muerta
  • Asunción Molero … Muerta (as Asuncion Molero)
  • Fernando Sánchez Polack … Augusto (as Fernando Sanchez-Polak) (as Fernando S. Polack)
  • Alfonso de la Vega … Absalon
  • Víctor Barrera … Doctor Lawrence Radcliffe (as Vic Winner)

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