Black Zoo (1963)

35mm film, Panavision (anamorphic), Eastmancolor, 2.35:1
mono, English

An American horror film directed by Robert Gordon.

Plot Summary

Deranged zoo owner Michael Conrad uses his menagerie to commit murders.


Directed by: Robert Gordon
Allied Artists Pictures Corporation presents a Herman Cohen production
Produced by: Herman Cohen
Original Story and Screenplay by: Aben Kandel and Herman Cohen
Director of Photography: Floyd Crosby
Film Editor: Michael Luciano
Music Composed and Conducted by: Paul Dunlap
Sound: John Bury Jr
Wardrobe: Jack Masters
Makeup: Philip Scheer
Hairdresser: Peggy Shannon
Special Effects: Pat Dinga
Art Director: William Glasgow

Michael Gough (Michael Conrad)
Jeanne Cooper (Edna Conrad)
Rod Lauren (Carl)
Virginia Grey (Jenny)
Jerome Cowan (Jeffrey Stengle)
Elisha Cook (Joe)
Edward Platt (Detective Rivers)
Douglas Henderson (Lieutenant Duggan)
Marianna Hill (Audrey)
Byron Morrow (Officer Donovan)
Oren Curtis (Radu)
Jerry Douglas (lab technician)
Joseph Mell
Eric Stone (groom)
Eilene Janssen (bride)
Warrene Ott (Mary Hogan)

Alternative Titles

Garras asesinas – Spanish title
Sinfonia di morte – Italian title



  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.151
  • Creature Features Movie Guide Strikes Again by John Stanley p.46 – credits, review
  • Hoffman's Guide to SF, Horror and Fantasy Movies 1991-1992 pp.45-46 – credits, review
  • by Walt Lee p.38 – credits
  • Sixties Shockers by Mark Clark and Bryan Senn pp.59-61
  • Unsung Horrors by Eric McNaughton & Darrell Buxton (eds) pp.180-181 – illustrated review (by Martin Dallard)