White Zombie

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  • Horror films
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A dream-like encounter between Gothic romance and 'primitive' mythology, with an American innocent (Bellamy) plucked from her wedding feast and consigned to walk with the Haitian living dead by voodoo master Lugosi. Halperin shoots this poetic melodrama as trance; insinuating ideas and images of possession, defloration, and necrophilia into a perfectly stylised design, with the atmospherics conjuring echoes of countless resonant fairytales. The unique result constitutes a virtual bridge between classic Universal horror and the later Val Lewton productions.

Release details

Duration: 73 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Victor Halperin
Screenwriter: Garnett Weston
Cast: Bela Lugosi
Madge Bellamy
Robert Frazer
Brandon Hurst
John Harron
Joseph Cawthorn
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