The Halperin Brothers realized that zombies where economical monsters, not too much money was needed for make-up. "Revolt of the Zombies" was planned as a spin off to "White Zombie" starring Bela Lugosi. Lugosi was unavailable, so the location was moved from the Caribbean to Asia.
Set in Southeast Asia, "Revolt of the Zombies" predates many of the 1950s brain washing movies inspired by the Korean War ("the Manchurian Candidate"). The premise is more scary than the execution. However the final line of "Revolt of the Zombie" strives for literary merit;
"The gods who which to destroy, first makes one mad."