Dead Men Walk

Date:
1943
Stars:
George Zucco

Mary Carlisle

Nedrick Young
Writer:
Fred Myton
Director:
Sam Newfield
WRC Score:
3/4
Note: 
First posted in a
different form on
June 23, 2012

A truly evil man dies. But, as the title Dead Men Walk suggests, this doesn’t slow him down much.  Soon enough he’s  back as a Vampire, seeking vengeance against his murderer.

Dead Men Walk happens to be one of the best Poverty Row Horror flicks I’ve ever seen.  It also might well belong with the best of Forties Horror.

Even with that said, this is a Vampire movie, more or less in the Traditional mode.  A very good Vampire movie (1.5 points), but if you’ve seen one, you’ll know the beats as they come.

Still, I had fun watching the movie (1.5 points).  George Zucco is well worth watching any time, and here he gets to play both the vampire and the vampire’s twin.  Though he seems to be enjoying the vampire role more…

Anyways, if you’re a fan of Vampires that don’t sparkle in the daytime, you might find this worth your time.

Overall Score: 3 total point out of a possible 4

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