Blood of the Zombie Review
Written by: Constantce
Zombies are reanimated dead people. Jonas, this particular zombie, has been dead for more than ten years. Chances are, there’s no blood left under that flesh, but still it finds its way into the title of the movie, Blood of the Zombie. But I don’t care! And I don’t care that nearly five full minutes was spent on a (kind of weak) belly dance by Bella Bella. And I don’t care that the big special effect was a puff of smoke. I loved this movie, damn it.
Set in New Orleans, a newlywed couple hangs out on Bourbon Street, goes to a girly club (not very thrilling), sees some live piano jazz, and then goes to a bar with a full-out Nawlins horn band. Why? I don’t know. Fast forward through it, it’ll make the movie even shorter. Then, they get to the plantation where the fun happens. There’s an angry cousin who is a voodoo priestess, the dead brother Jonas is raised, and all kinds of kooky zombie shuffling happens.
Someone must have thought the title was stupid, because it’s also called The Dead One as if that is a much better title. It’s no secret that I enjoy hot cheese on my horror. If you do too, you’ll want to rent this not-so-classic from 1961.