The Walking Dead

Film, Horror
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No great shakes in terms of plot - Karloff's wronged innocent, executed for murder, returns from the dead to wreak vengeance on his persecutors - but Curtiz' fondness for the heavy shadows of Gothic expressionism, and Karloff's characteristically committed performance, lend this moody chiller a welcome touch of class. Mystery of the Wax Museum it ain't, but for all the creaky clichés of the story, it still generates the odd frisson.

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Release details

Duration: 66 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Michael Curtiz
Screenwriter: Ewart Adamson, Peter Milne, Robert Hardy Andrews, Lillie Harward
Cast: Boris Karloff
Edmund Gwenn
Ricardo Cortez
Marguerite Churchill
Barton MacLane
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