Captain Labesch arrives at a remote island, determined to crack down on the island’s lawlessness, spurred by the voodoo rites practiced by the evil priest Damballah. Labesch starts with local tycoon Carl van Molder and his study of the island. Van Molder warns Labesch not to interfere with the local populace. Annabella, van Molder’s visiting niece, is a temperance crusader who wants her uncle to help fund the International Anti-Saloon League. She falls in love with handsome police lieutenant Andrew Wilhelm, despite his fondness for rum. Meanwhile, beautiful native girls are being transformed into zombies, and a sinister snake dancer named Kalea leads them to attack and devour any meddling policemen who get too close to their unholy rituals. In a dream, Annabella wakes up in a coffin. Another woman who looks like her is in a second coffin with a snake. The lookalike pursues and then kisses her. When Annabella is kidnapped and prepared to be the cult’s latest human sacrifice, Labesch and Wilhelm have to infiltrate their ranks to save her, and they finally learn the secret identity of the all-powerful Damballah.
Also Known As: Isle of the Snake People, La muerte viviente, Isle of the Living Dead, Cult of the Dead
Released: 01 Mar 1971
Directed By: Juan Ibáñez, Jack Hill
Written By: Jack Hill (screenplay), Juan Ibáñez, Luis Enrique Vergara
Starring: Boris Karloff, Julissa, Carlos East, Rafael Bertrand
Country: Mexico, USA