The Dead One (1961)

Genres - Horror  |   Sub-Genres - Supernatural Horror  |   Run Time - 79 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Barry Mahon was the fly-by-night producer responsible for Errol Flynn's last, miserable feature film, Cuban Rebel Girls. With that in mind, we're already preconditioned to despise Mahon's 1961 opus The Dead One. Actually, this one isn't too bad, as far as zombie movies go. Monica Davis (cleverly cast as "Monica") plays the heir to a fortune who perceives a threat to her future well-being in the form of her cousin John McKay and his new wife Linda Ormond (playing "John" and "Linda"--is there no end to Mahon's creativity?) To forestall such an eventuality, Monica uses voodoo to bring her dead brother back to life, then dispatches the newly-created zombie to scare off her cousin.

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danger, heir, inheritance, supernatural-powers, cousin, death, property