The Undead (1957)

USA, 1957
35mm film, black and white, 1.85:1
mono, English
Production Start Date: 26 July 1956

An American fantasy film directed by Roger Corman.

Plot Summary

Two psychical researchers manage to use hypnosis to send a prostitute back in time. In medieval Europe, she finds herself in the body of a witch awaiting execution – but if she saves herself, what impact will it have on the course of history?


Directed by: Roger Corman
© MCMLVI [1956] by Balboa Productions, Inc.
Roger Corman presents. Released by American International Pictures
Produced by: Roger Corman
Screenplay by: Charles Griffith and Mark Hanna
Assistant Director: Lou Place
Photographed by: William Sickner
Key Grip: Charles Hannawalt
Film Editor: Frank Sullivan
Music by: Ronald Stein
Sound: Robert Post
Ryder Sound Services, Inc.
Make-up: Curly Batson
Property Master: Karl Brainard
Choreography: Chris Miller
Locations: Beverly Hills, California, USA [uncredited]

Pamela Duncan (Diana Love/Helen)
Richard Garland (Pendragon)
Allison Hayes (Livia)
Val Dufour (Quintus Ratcliff)
Mel Welles (Smolkin)
Dorothy Neumann (Meg Maud)
Billy Barty (the imp)
Bruno Ve Sota (Scroop)
Richard Devon (Satan)
Maurice Manson (Professor Ulbrecht Olinger)
Aaron Saxon (Gobbo)
Don Garret (The Knight)
Richard Miller [real name: Dick Miller.[/mfn] (the leper)
Paul Blaisdell [corpse] *

Alternative Titles

Os Reencarnados – Brazilian television title
La sopravvissuta – Italian title
The Trance of Diana Love – working title

See also
The Search for Bridey Murphy (1956)


Chiller Theatre no. 13 (2000) pp.17-20 – interview with Pamela Duncan (by Tom Weaver and Marty Baumann)

American International Pictures: A Filmography by Robert L. Ottoson pp.25-26 – credits, synopsis, review
Reference Guide to Fantastic Films by Walt Lee p.511 – credits