The fine fiends over at the Warner Archive are at it again, opening up their vaults and pulling out yet another fine obscure title for horror fans. Get ready to take a trip to the long lost lunacy of the Black Zoo.
For those unfamiliar with this little gem, Black Zoo is a 1963 horror flick produced and co-written by Herman Cohen and directed by Robert Gordon. For its time it’s widely considered to be a violent, gore-filled tale.
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Michael Conrad (Michael Gough) is a private zookeeper who owns Conrad’s Animal Kingdom. He leads a cult group who literally worship the animals he tends, especially the big cats — a lion, a lioness, a pair of cheetahs, a tiger, and a black panther — as well as a gorilla. Conrad plays organ music to the animals in his living room and uses them to kill anyone who gets in his way. Conrad is married to Edna (Jeanne Cooper) and forces his mute son, Carl (Rod Lauren), to assist him.
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