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Saturday, June 13, 2009

I Walked With a Zombie

Another Val Lewton production, directed by Jacques Tourneur. Again, the mysterious powers of the human mind are highlighted, without sensational decaying flesh or the hunger for living human flesh.

The black people of this Caribbean island are presented reasonably, with references to their slave ancestors who had been brought to the island in chains. Voodoo is shown as a force for either good or evil.

It is a remarkable film, made in 1943.

1 comment:

Osprey said...

Ever seen "White Zombie" from about 1930? It's semi-comical to watch now.