The Plague of the Zombies 01/22/19
A budget Hammer programmer becomes one of the studio’s most pleasing horror romps, thanks to Peter Bryan’s crackerjack screenplay, John Gilling’s creative direction and a fine cast — André, Jacqueline Pearce, Michael Ripper — breaking free of a number of Hammer clichés. The pre-Romero premise features an eerie dream sequence, while turning the Zombie theme into a management-labor conflict: those one percenters will stay on top if they have to use black magic. Charlie Largent views this ’60s gem through nostalgia-colored glasses. On Blu-ray from Scream Factory.