Batman Vs. Zombies
Starting tomorrow morning at 10am ET, Turner Classic Movies is beginning weekly airings of episodes of Columbia Pictures fifteen chapter Batman cliffhanger serial from 1943.
And yes, there are zombies.
"In his first screen appearance, the Caped Crusader of Gotham City (belying the lethargic facade of his alter ego Bruce Wayne) battles Dr. Daka, Japanese mastermind of a wartime espionage-sabotage group. Daka has a radium-powered death ray that pulverizes walls, a classic alligator pit to dispose of enemies, and can turn men into electronic zombies who do his bidding and transmit video signals to Daka's lab! Batman has no Batmobile, but there are bats in the Bat Cave..."
Batman was directed by Lambert Hillyer, and starred Lewis Wilson at Batman/Bruce Wayne, Douglas Croft as Robin/Dick Grayson, and William Austin as Alfred Pennyworth.