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The Zombie Walks (1968)

Im Banne des Unheimlichen (original title)
A serial killer who calls himself "The Laughing Corpse" dresses up in a skeleton costume and kills his victims with a poison-filled scorpion-shaped ring.

Director:

Alfred Vohrer

Writers:

Ladislas Fodor (screenplay), Edgar Wallace
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joachim Fuchsberger ... Inspektor Higgins
Siw Mattson Siw Mattson ... Peggy Ward
Wolfgang Kieling ... Sir Cecil
Pinkas Braun ... The Stranger
Claude Farell ... Adela
Peter Mosbacher ... Ramiro
Siegfried Rauch ... Dr. Brand
Otto Stern Otto Stern ... Mr. Merryl
Renate Grosser Renate Grosser ... Mrs. Potter
Hans Krull Hans Krull ... Mr. Potter
Lillemor 'Lill' Lindfors ... Sabrina (as Lil Lindfors)
Ilse Pagé Ilse Pagé ... Miss Finley
Edith Schneider Edith Schneider ... Professor Bound
Wolfgang Spier Wolfgang Spier ... Bannister
Ewa Strömberg Ewa Strömberg ... Library Clerk
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A serial killer who calls himself "The Laughing Corpse" dresses up in a skeleton costume and kills his victims with a poison-filled scorpion-shaped ring.

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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

26 April 1968 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The Hand of Power See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Klangfilm Eurocord-Magnetocord)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Director Alfred Vohrer provided the voice of the "laughing skull" himself. See more »

Connections

References Doctor Zhivago (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

The Space of today
Music by Peter Thomas
Performed by Lillemor 'Lill' Lindfors
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The Hand of Power (The Zombie Walks)
27 October 2018 | by trimboliceliaSee all my reviews

OK late 60's West German made, English-dubbed Edgar Wallace mystery thriller. Usual convoluted story, this time pepped-up with some creep running around in a skeleton outfit, poisoning victims with a needle ring. The heroine is a reporter who always seems to be one up on the cops. The Sinister Cinema DVD-R is not bad quality and the color is adequate.


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