Curse of the Undead 09/29/20
Nearing the end of the trail for Universal-International’s horror series, this western-horror hybrid carries a vibe of underfunded desperation. Michael Pate is fine as the undead gunslinger who drains virgins and can’t be stopped by a Colt .45; Kathleen Crowley works up some good moments as a ranch owner who doesn’t realize what kind of killer she’s hired. Everyone tries hard but the script is tepid and the vampire logic thin … this ghoul sleeps in a coffin but can walk around in broad daylight. The video transfer is immaculate, and present to give Ed Dein’s opus every benefit of the doubt is the reliable audio commentator Tom Weaver. On Blu-ray from KL Studio Classics.