A tepid follow-up to White Zombie, Revolt has Dean Jagger discovering the secret of turning men into zombies, from the "robot army" that built the city of Angkor. Most scenes are static and dialogue heavy, and the story is plodding. There is hardly anything here of interest, even to a cinematic archaeologist, much less seekers of late-night diversion. You might be tempted to excuse this one as an artifact of 1930s cinema. But 1936 was a fair ways into the sound era, and saw the release of such disparate specimens of moving pictures as Hitchcock's Secret Agent, Chaplin's Modern Times, Capra's Mr. Deed Goes to Town, and Astaire and Rogers in Swing Time. Revolt is an oddity at best. It's also packaged as a Fright Night Horror Classic along with Night of the Living Dead and Francis Ford Coppola's debut feature, Dementia 13. --Jim Gay
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