Mary Poppins Returns
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Certainly isn't the "best" horror film made by Hammer Film Productions... What it is, maybe, is the "Hammer-est" Hammer film.
The best Hammer Horror for quite some time, with remarkably few of the lapses into crudity which are usually part and parcel of this company's work.
As a precursor to better zombie films, it remains an important, passably entertaining genre milestone.
A colourful romp with a smattering of subtext.
Unfolds as a series of intriguing contrasts: between life and death, male and female, tradition and modernity, science and voodoo.
Plague of the Zombies offers up the voodoo brand as opposed the rotten diseased brand of zombies. Not my preference, but combine some creepy zombies with that trademarked Hammer gothic atmosphere and you're in for a good time. The zombies are sporadic but they're pretty nasty when they actually do show. Plague of the Zombies has some legitimately disturbingly-done moments (the would-be rape scene, Thompson's nightmare) that pay off for the slow buildup. But as with a good many Hammer movies, the last 15 minutes make up for it. And for as much of a tightass as Andre Morell came across as in the first 15 minutes, he kicked some serious ass in the end.
Up until the late 60's, zombies were almost exclusively depicted as the brainwashed, lumbering slaves of evil voodoo masters, I believe. They are as such here but also shown as foul, cadaverous creatures risen from freshly dug graves. Old school spooky atmosphere with voodoo drums thrown in only the way Hammer Studios could do. It's awfully British, but fun nonetheless.
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Prototypical Hammer fare. Equal parts goth, gore, camp and shtick. A milestone in the evolution of the 'zombie flick', fans of Hammer Studios will love it, most others won't.
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