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Title:   King of the Zombies
Director:   Joean Yarbrough
Year:   1941
Genre:   Zombie
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   11.10.07

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Date Viewed Venue Note
11.10.07DVRThis Screening is part of event: DVRfest 2007
This is what TCM's website had to say about this movie:

"A mad scientist raises the dead to fight for Hitler in World War II."

Now how can you pass that up!?

Well... I sort of did. I think I was actually out for about 15 minutes of this and hazing in and out for about 20 more. Not good considering the movie's only 67 minutes long. I didn't quite get an explicit mention of Hitler either. At the very end someone explained that the mad doctor had half the island under hypnosis but... never actually heard the plan about how zombies were actually useful to the Third Reich. Oh well.

What I did hear was some awesome 40s lingo (mostly from the black guy who plays the two white guys' servant but actually has like the biggest part in the movie). Stuff like "marble orchard" for graveyard, "fugitives from the undertaker" for zombies, and the phrase "my feet took up root" for I'm scared and can't move. I want to talk like that although if I did it'd probably be annoying in most everyday circumstances.

So... yeah, there was a mad doctor on a remote island and these guys crash land their plane but then the black guy follows the creepy butler down to the kitchen and all the help is like "yeah theys zombies everywhere, just clap and you'll see em." Awfully casual I must say. Then toward the end I swear I saw all these zombies hopping up and down and singing along to the tribal drums. Bizarre.
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