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King of the Zombies(1941)

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Hollywood Reporter news items reported the following information about the production: Bela Lugosi was initially considered for the role of "Dr. Sangre," and Monogram later hoped to obtain Peter Lorre for the cast. The filmmakers planned for the "zombies" to sing "The Grave Digging Song" in the film. Although a chant is heard in the film, it has not been confirmed as "The Grave Digging Song." A Hollywood Reporter news item also noted that producer Lindsley Parsons intended this film to be a "satirical" treatment of the typical "zombie" film. This film was nominated for an Academy Award for Scoring of a Dramatic Picture.