I Walked with a Zombie

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I Walked with a Zombie ★★★½ 1943

The definitive and eeriest of the famous Val Lewton/Jacques Tourneur horror films. Dee, a young American nurse, comes to Haiti to care for the catatonic matriarch of a troubled family. Local legends bring themselves to bear when the nurse takes the ill woman to a local voodoo ceremony for “healing.” Superb, startling images and atmosphere create a unique context for this serious “Jane Eyre-”like story; its reputation has grown through the years. 69m/B VHS, DVD . Frances Dee, Tom Conway, James Ellison, Christine Gordon, Edith Barrett, Darby Jones, Sir Lancelot; D: Jacques Tourneur; W: Curt Siodmak, Ardel Wray; C: J. Roy Hunt; M: Roy Webb.

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