The Living Dead at the Manchester Morgue

  • Film
  • Horror films
Although made in the Lake District with a mainly dubbed cast, Arthur Kennedy as a very American English policeman, and a plot indebted to Night of the Living Dead, this works against all the odds. Through intelligent handling of locations, England becomes a very bleak place indeed, full of sinister quietness. Hero and heroine, thrown together by chance, find themselves pursued by both police and an army of cannibalistic living dead through this increasingly nightmarish landscape. It's a film of unrelieved blackness, from the seedy photographer who snaps his junkie wife cowering in the bath to homicidal babies, from mongol child at a petrol station to Kennedy's brutal sergeant. It's all the more absurdly fatalistic for refusing to draw political, moral or social conclusions.

Release details

Duration: 93 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Jorge Grau
Screenwriter: Alessandro Continenza, Marcello Coscia
Cast: Ray Lovelock
Christine Galbo
Arthur Kennedy
Aldo Massasso
Giorgio Trestini
Roberto Posse
José Ruiz Lifante
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