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© 1957, 1985 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc


Zombies of Mora Tau

Saturday, Sep 3 at 4:45 pm

Location: Bartos Screening Room

Dir. Edward L. Cahn. 1957, 69 mins. 35mm. With Gregg Palmer, Allison Hayes, Autumn Russell. Following Creature with the Atom Brain and Invisible Invaders, Cahn delivers a more traditional zombie feature, trading austere laboratories and modern urbanscapes for the labyrinthine coast of Africa. An outfit of unsuspecting divers finds their efforts to recover diamonds from a sunken ship are thwarted by the ship’s zombie crew, somehow tasked beyond the grave with guarding the treasure. While other zombie films of the era (including Cahn’s own) were more preoccupied with the “atomic” zombie—a manifestation of scientific overreach rather than a mystical being—Cahn’s film contains prescient imagery to which several later zombie films may trace their lineage.

Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / Free or discounted for MoMI members ($11). Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.

Ticketholders may add on a visit to the Living with the Walking Dead exhibition for $10.