Tuesday, October 27, 2015


King of the Zombies Movie Review

A plane carrying three people crashes on an island. The three men find help in Dr. Sangre (Henry Victor), a mysterious man with a mansion filled with servants...and zombies. This 1941 horror comedy is a lot more comedy than horror, as when on the rare occasion we see the zombies, they are far from scary. The acting is pretty bad throughout, with the exception of Mantan Moreland as Jeff, the valet of lead character James McCarthy (Dick Purcell). Jeff is the comedy relief of the film, and man, is he ever good at it.

Zombie food
His comedic timing, the delivery of his lines, and his facial expressions make him an absolute gem in this otherwise dull film. His teaming with Purcell reminded me a lot of the Abbott and Costello horror comedies of the same era (though Purcell and Moreland aren't quite as good). If you're looking for a scare, skip this movie, but if you're looking for a laugh, you may want to give this a shot.
On A Scale Of One To Ten: 5

King of the Zombies Movie Trailer


  1. I just checked this out last month I agree a fun little gem. here is the link to my review. http://mda4life.blogspot.com/2015/09/the-mummy-and-monkey.html#more

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