The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue (1974) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue (1974)




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A new insect-killing device somehow backfires and manages to raise the dead from their graves. The newly created zombies terrorize the surrounding town in their search for delicious, warm flesh, as zombies are wont to do, in this Italian horror film.

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Arthur Kennedy
as Inspector McCormick
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Critic Reviews for The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (1)

Something I find even more impressive as the "zombie" section in our streaming service of choice gets more and more glutted with anonymous junk.

October 8, 2019 | Full Review…

The great film to vindicate Spanish zombie cinema. [Full Review in Spanish]

March 3, 2019 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

[Jorge] Grau delivers all the stumbling zombies and gory flesh feasts you could hope for in a 1974 movie, but more importantly he creates the rare zombie thriller that manages to be both scary and smartly done.

March 1, 2018 | Full Review…

Scenic settings, guts, and a residual contact high from the counterculture movement converge in one of the zombie genre's most unique and enjoyable entries.

June 22, 2011 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Much of the pleasure of this UK take on Night Of The Living Dead comes from seeing the undead wandering round the grey landscape of '70s Britain as if they've accidentally lurched into an early Mike Leigh film.

August 23, 2010 | Full Review…

It's artfully atmospheric, capturing a nightmarish landscape in the idyllic English countryside.

September 28, 2008 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue


Those dang dirty hippies and their satanic rites!

Tsubaki Sanjuro
Tsubaki Sanjuro

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Let Sleeping Corpses Lie or Living Dead at Manchester Morgue is an easily forgettable zombie movie. It doesn't offer anything that is memorable or that makes the movie worth the watch. The two main actors really annoyed me, especially the woman. Her voice got to me after 10 minutes of the movie and I just wanted the zombies to come and rip her open. The characters were stupid like in most horror films. But damn, just kick the fucking ladder down and they'll stop climbing up. I have three positives about Let Sleeping Corpses Lie. The zombies although not the best we've seen, look decent. And the settings are really cool and add a lot to the movie. If this was done somewhere else, I'd probably be giving it a one and a half. The third and final thing I liked about the movie was the ending. It was pretty fitting.

Melvin White
Melvin White

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Living Dead At Manchester Morgue is one of the zombie genres greatest masterpieces. A near flawless film with a phenomenal story, the dead start rising after experiments with sonic waves. Released under several titles, this neglected zombie film has resurfaced once again under the supervision of Blue Underground and they have restored this film in all it's glory. Living Dead At Manchester Morgue is a must see film for zombie and horror fans alike. This film has been called one of the greatest zombie films ever filmed, and I have to agree. This is definitely one of the best zombie films and it shouldn't be neglected. The story at times is a bit uneven, but the film manages to provide enough zombie action to compensate for the films uneveness. This film is a classic of the genre and it's a film that zombie fans should check out if they haven't already. Living Dead At Manchester Morgue is a well crafted film that strong on atmosphere, and thats what makes it such a good, and effective horror film. Atmosphere is everything in a horror film, especially in a zombie film. Living Dead At Manchester Morgue is definitely one of the top zombie films ever filmed, and it stands as one of the best films of it's kind. A must see film.

Alex roy
Alex roy

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