The Plague of The Zombies

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

The Plague of The Zombies (1966, UK) is a Horror film directed by John Gilling.


Main Details

  • Released in 1966
  • Color
  • Running Time: 91 Min/90 Min (USA)
  • Distributed by 20th Century Fox
  • Directed by John Gilling
  • Written by Peter Bryan
  • Starring André Morell, Diane Clare, Brook Williams, Jacqueline Pearce, John Carson, Alexander Davion, Michael Ripper


The Plague of the Zombies (1966) is a Hammer Horror film directed by John Gilling. It stars André Morell, John Carson, Jacqueline Pearce, Brook Williams and Michael Ripper. The film is notable for its seminal imagery, which influenced many films in the zombie genre, and its themes of colonialism, exploitation and tyranny.


Sir James Forbes (Morell) and his daughter, Sylvia (Clare), travel to a Cornish village at the request of his former pupil, Dr. Peter Thompson (Williams). He needs help solving a spate of mysterious deaths, and Peter's wife, Alice (Pearce) is soon the next victim. The trail leads to Squire Hamilton (Carson), who has returned from a trip to Haiti armed with voodoo secrets, which he is using to resurrect his victims as living dead zombies to work in his tin mine. (Wikipedia)