The Walking Dead (1936)
Release Date: Mar 13, 1936 Wide
Average Rating: 3.5/5
User Ratings: 288
In one of his most successful portrayals of a "living dead" man, Boris Karloff plays John Ellman, an ex-convict who is framed by the mob for the murder of the judge who first put him away. Evidence proving Ellman's innocence arrives seconds after he is electrocuted. Officials allow Dr. Evan Beaumont (Edmund Gwenn) to experiment with putting a mechanical heart into Ellman. The device revives the dead man, but he has become a white-haired, monster-faced zombie who hangs out in graveyards and seeks
Mar 13, 1936 Wide
Dr. Evan Beaumont
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Creaky but entertaining supernatural thriller about bringing back the dead.
In film after film, Karloff functioned as a wanderer in the shadow land between life and death. If the movies he inhabited sometimes were considered juvenile, the subject matter that motivated them couldn't have been more adult, more profound.
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