ZOMBIE FILM FRIDAY: I Walked with a Zombie | #VoodooZombies

Another classic voodoo zombie movie to give a chance is I Walked with a Zombie from 1943. It melds horror with a classic love story and deserves a chance if you love the genre.

220px-Iwalkedwithazombie.jpgA young Canadian nurse comes to the West Indies to care for Jessica, the wife of a plantation manager. 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.

My Rating: A-

Interesting Facts: Included among the 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die, edited by Steven Schneider; although the screenplay is credited to Curt Siodmak and Ardel Wray, the two did not work together on the film and in fact never even met each other (Wray was brought in after Siodmak left); and hanging on the wall in Jessica’s room is a copy of Arnold Böcklin’s mysterious painting Isle of the Dead.

And now it’s time for the trailer…

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