Movies are listed in chronological order to put the history and late 20th mass media pop culture saturation of zombies into context.
She was not alive… nor dead… just a’
White Zombie is a 1932 American supernatural horror feature film directed and produced by brothers Victor Halperin and Edward Halperin. The screenplay by Garnett Weston tells the story of a young woman’s transformation into a zombie at the hands of evil voodoo master Murder Legendre, played by Bela Lugosi [read more]
‘Who said the dead don’t walk!’
I Walked with a Zombie is a 1943 American horror feature film directed by Jacques Tourneur (Night of the Demon). It was the second horror film from producer Val Lewton for RKO Pictures, following Cat People (1942). The movie stars Frances Dee, Tom Conway and James Ellison.
A young Canadian nurse (Betsy) goes to the West Indies 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. When she falls in love with Paul, Betsy determines to cure Jessica even if she needs to use a voodoo ceremony, to give Paul what she thinks he wants… [read more]
‘Mass invasion of the world!’
Invisible Invaders is a 1959 science fiction horror feature film produced by Robert E. Kent (The Curse of the Faceless Man; The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake) and directed by Edward L. Cahn (Invasion of the Saucer Men; Voodoo Woman; It! The Terror from Beyond Space) from a screenplay by Samuel Newman (The Giant Claw). The movie stars John Agar, Jean Byron, Robert Hutton and John Carradine. [read more]
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