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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Revolt of the Zombies (1936)

No Carribean zombies here.  This zombie revolt is all about Cambodia and I got sucked into it because it's listed as a Bela Lugosi film.  Not really!!!  Bela Lugosi's eyes flash across the screen from time to time but that's the only appearance he makes in the entire film.  To make matters worse, his eyes are actually archival footage from another film, White Zombie, which director Victor Halperin did back in 1933.  Boo.  Hiss.
After the popularity of such classics as Dracula and Frankenstein, Hollywood hopped on the horror bandwagon and released lots of cheap horror films in order to make a quick buck.  This is definitely one of them.  However, it doesn't fall into the "so bad it's good" category.  It's just plain bad.
I won't bore you with the not so gory details.  The acting is marginal, the screenplay is really awful and the zombies are not even remotely interesting.  Even zombie lovers will want to avoid this one.  Don't waste your time.
For more info check out the film's entry in IMDB.

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