Wednesday, October 10, 2012
The Walking Dead
Framed by mobsters for a murder he did not commit, ex-con John Ellman (Boris Karloff) is sent to the electric chair. Despite evidence strongly proving his innocence he is promptly executed. In a bizarre effort to find out what happens to the soul after death, mad scientist, Dr. Evan Beaumont, acquires John’s corpse and reanimates him for “research” purposes. Although John, who can barely speak and is only able to shuffle around, does not know who framed him, he develops a special power that enables him to “sense” those who are responsible for his death. Rather than directly killing them John gives them the old “evil eye” and they end up killing themselves in panic-induced accidents. Ultimately it is suggested that God is using John as an instrument of divine justice. God works in mysterious ways, right?