Here at Dread Central we love the good folks over at the Warner Archive. If they all amounted to the parts of a single human being, we’d worship at their feet! Why, you ask? Because they continue to dole out quality copies of Hollywood’s forgotten horrors. Case in point: Black Zoo! Dig on our exclusive and fuzzy clip!
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.
Got your interest yet? Look for more on Black Zoo soon!
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.
Got news? Click here to submit it!
Worship cats (they are gods, you know) in the comments section below!