Zombies of Mora Tau (1957)

Zombies of Mora Tau (1957)





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Quickie king Sam Katzman's Zombies of Mora Tau is a game attempt to imitate what Roger Corman was doing so well over at American-International. The story takes place on the coast of Africa, where a race of white zombies jealously guards an ancient, jewel-encrusted African Idol. The treasure rests somewhere under the sea, and adventurers Jeff Clark (Gregg Palmer) and George Harrison (Joel Ashley) intend to get their hands on it. Before long, Jeff and George are in danger of being zombified themselves. Jeff's solution to this dilemma is surprisingly bland, bringing this otherwise rousing melodrama to a flat conclusion. Allison Hayes, of Attack of the 50 Foot Woman fame, is decorative as George's wife, who has the misfortunate to fall under the spell of the "living dead". Zombies of Mora Tau was originally released on a double bill with Katzman's The Man Who Turned to Stone.
Action & Adventure , Horror
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Columbia Pictures


Gregg Palmer
as Jeff Clark
Allison Hayes
as Mona Harrison
Autumn Russell
as Jan Peters
Joel Ashley
as George Harrison
Morris Ankrum
as Jonathan Eggert
Marjorie Eaton
as Mrs. Peters
Lennie Geer
as Johnny
Mel Curtis
as Johnson
Frank S. Hagney
as Capt. Jeremy Peters
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...typically dull and entirely forgettable...

Full Review… | November 4, 2007
Reel Film Reviews

You should beware that it's a Sam Katzman production, someone known for producing schlock.

Full Review… | October 31, 2007
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Only fools are afraid of the grave. There are worse things. A group of diamond thieves head to Africa hoping to steal diamonds from a European ship that crashed some years ago. The thieves don't know the crew of the ship still resides in the waters protecting the diamonds. The residents of the African village are used to the zombies but the walking dead are new to our thieves. "Stop! You hit a man." "It's not a man. It's one of them." Edward Cahn, director of The Clown and the Kid, Incident in the Alley, Three Came to Kill, Vice Raid, Oklahoma Territory, The She-Creature, Girls in Prison, and Voodoo Woman, delivers Zombies of Mora Tau. The storyline for this picture is very interesting and it was interesting to see zombie killers rather than zombie man eaters. The acting was okay and the cast includes Gregg Palmer, Allison Hayes, Autumn Russell, and Joel Ashley. "I'm going to give you the only type of lesson you seem to understand." This was a movie that was recorded off Turner Classic Movie (TCM) instead of a movie that was scheduled to record (i.e. I DVR'd this film by accident). I actually found this film fairly entertaining and a surprisingly entertaining zombie picture. I definitely recommend this movie to fans of classic horror movies. "We all die in good time." Grade: B

Kevin Robbins
Kevin Robbins

JOHN CARPENTER'S THE FOG totally RIPS-OFF this movie. Underwater Zombies, Buried Treasure, Revenge . . .

Gordon Terry
Gordon Terry

A team of divers attempt to salvage the treasure buried beneath the waves off the coast of Africa. Zombies protect this treasure. The woman who lives on the coast near the wreck has a direct connection to the shipwreck and lets the divers stay at her place, yet warns them of the undead. There is an underwater zombie fight ala Zombie 2. If you want to see all earlier zombie films, dont miss this one.


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