VENGEANCE OF THE ZOMBIES (1973) Reviews and overview

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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/Satan
Rommy … Elvire Irving
Mirta Miller … Kala
María Kosty … Elsie
Aurora de Alba … Olivia Mortimer
Luis Ciges … MacMurdo
Pierre Besari … Ti Zachary
Antonio Pica … Superintendent Hawkins
Elsa Zabala … Susan
Montserrat Julió … Flora
Ramón Lillo … Basehart
Norma Kastel … Gloria Irving
Ingrid Rabel … Muerta
Asunción Molero … Muerta
Fernando Sánchez Polack … Augusto
Alfonso de la Vega … Absalon
Víctor Barrera … Doctor Lawrence Radcliffe

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