Horror of the Zombies (1974)

Directed by Amando de Ossorio

Stars: Barbara Rey, Jack Taylor, Manuel de Blas, Maria Perschy, Blanca Estrada

"I don't believe in Santa Claus, phantom ships, or fortune tellers."

I love how this movie opens. Models on a photoshoot calmly go about their work as the woman directing the shoot steadily insults them. Genius!

In one of the dumbest marketing moves ever, two models are left on a boat in the middle of the ocean to fend for themselves. What they exactly are supposed to do out there is never entirely made clear. The ladies run into a ghost ship, an ancient Spanish galleon that seems deserted. Bored and terribly unsuitably dressed, the models board the creepy ship and immediately run into trouble. Meanwhile, a private search party tries to find the damsels in distress.

No common sense was involved in the making of this film. What the hell is going on and why is as foggy as the mists that surround the phantom ship. And it takes too long for the zombie carnage to begin! This is basically an inferior Knights Templar zombie flick, a real waste because the galleon is really scary looking. Skip it, unless you absolutely must see every zombie movie ever made. Good for a few laughs.