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Revolt of the Zombies (1936)




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In this '30s zombie flick, Dean Jagger plays a deranged scientist who discovers an ancient secret that enables him to bring the dead back to life. He does this to create his own army of walking corpses.
Drama , Horror
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Academy Entertainment

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Dorothy Stone
as Claire Duval
Dean Jagger
as Armand Louque
Roy D'Arcy
as Gen. Mazovia
George Cleveland
as Gen. Duval
Robert Noland
as Clifford Grayson
Fred Warren
as Dr. Trevissant
Carl Stockdale
as Ignacio McDonald
Selmer Jackson
as Officer
Selmar Jackson
as Officer
Hans Schumm
as German Soldier
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Critic Reviews for Revolt of the Zombies

All Critics (6)

The story is crude and inexplicable, the acting stagey, the tone completely gaudy and not even a tiny bit horrifying.

Full Review… | April 27, 2011
Antagony & Ecstasy

A barely-there soap opera with superstitious underpinnings thrown in for good measure.

Full Review… | October 9, 2007
Projection Booth

Revolting is right.

July 6, 2006
Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers

In many, many ways, this is not a good movie.

Full Review… | December 16, 2002
Goatdog's Movies

Supposed sequel to White Zombie. Just plain dreadful. And dull.

October 2, 2002
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Audience Reviews for Revolt of the Zombies


I love cheesy B-movies of all kinds, I love black and white films, and I love horror films...but Revolt Of The Zombies sucked ass. Despite being only a little over an hour long, this film is very, very boring and is also very sloppy in its execution. The storyline is very poorly told and rarely makes sense due to extremely poor editing, the acting is wooden, the characters barely qualify as being one dimensional, there is no actual suspense or horror, and it wastes its potentially interesting premise. It also meanders aimlessly, and it also feebly tries to throw in some half-assed romance scenes. This film is just awful and not nearly bad enough to be fun.

Keenan Sullivan
Keenan Sullivan

First of all this movie was badly made, so the look and feel is very cheap/low budget, and not in a good way. The story itself has been done before, for example in the movie White Zombie, which I would recommend seeing instead of this movie. Plus, this movie forgets that zombies are corpses, not just people who are being mind-controlled. This movie isn't worth the time.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer


An archeologist whose been scorned by a woman tries to find the ancient secret of creating "zombies" (actually, creating slaves through a kind of chemical hypnosis) in Angkor Wat. No real suspense, atmosphere, or zombies; it's hard to believe the same director who made the brilliant WHITE ZOMBIE followed it up with this clunker.

Greg S
Greg S

Super Reviewer

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