I WALKED WITH A ZOMBIE (1943)


"I Walked with a Zombie" (1943) Now one of my favorite films. i thought this movie was easily one of the most stylish horror films i have ever seen. In this film they took the Gothic romance of Jane Eyre and moved it to the tropics and added a touch of Voodoo and came out with a very atmospheric film. A young Canadian nurse (Betsy) is hired to care for Jessica, the wife of a plantation manager (Paul Holland). Jessica seems to be suffering from a kind of mental paralysis as a result of fever. Betsy falls in love with Paul and becomes determined to cure Jessica even if she needs to use voodoo.
cast: James Ellison, Frances Dee, Tom Conway, Edith Barrett.

7 comments:

  1. Jane Eyre, the tropics, voodoo, brain fever, illicit romance, Canucks, Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff! What's not to love! Thanks for sharing on this Val Lewton classic, Dawn.

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  2. I wanted to watch this film on TCM on Saturday when it was shown, but I missed it. Thanks for mentioning that Lugosi and Karloff both appear in this film. Nice blog, Dawn.

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  3. Dawn, it looks to me like a sentence from perhaps another blog got into your last paragraph. That refers to The Body Snatcher with Lugosi and Karloff. They aren't in I Walked With A Zombie. I love that movie, by the way. Frances Dee and Tom Conway are such a wonderful movie couple, aren't they? I always have to watch it whenver it is on!

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  4. Becky, i will delete that part..until i have time to check it out..:-O

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  5. It's too bad that Tom Conway, George Sanders' brother, didn't get better parts. Later in life, I know he battled alcoholism, but he was great in one of the creepiest of all episodes of ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS (the one about the ventriloquist and the glass eye).

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  6. Yeah, this film is cheesy creepy.

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  7. This Halloween area is opening me up to new creepy films to explore.

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