I Walked with a Zombie

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  • Passed
  • 1943
  • 1 hr 9 min
  • 7.0  (13,484)

I Walked with a Zombie is a 1943 supernatural horror film directed by Jacques Tourneur and produced by Val Lewton. The movie stars Frances Dee as Betsy Connell, a nurse who travels to a remote island in the Caribbean to care for the wife of plantation owner Paul Holland (Tom Conway). Holland's wife, Jessica (Christine Gordon), has fallen into a mysterious coma-like state, and Betsy is unsure of how to treat her.

Upon arriving on the island, Betsy discovers that the locals are deeply superstitious and believe that Jessica is the victim of a voodoo curse. Betsy, who is initially skeptical, begins to experience eerie and inexplicable events that make her question her own beliefs. She becomes increasingly drawn to the island's mystical and dark culture, as she tries to uncover the truth behind Jessica's illness.

Betsy is aided in her investigation by Paul's half-brother, Wesley Rand (James Ellison), who shows her kindness and shares his knowledge of the island's local culture. Wesley's presence ignites romantic feelings in Betsy, and the two begin to fall in love. However, their blossoming relationship is complicated by the secrets that surround Jessica's illness, as well as the disapproval of Holland's mother, Mrs. Rand (Edith Barrett).

As Betsy delves deeper into the island's supernatural history, she uncovers the truth about the curse on Jessica and the sinister forces that have caused her illness. The story takes dark twists and turns as Betsy unravels the haunting secrets of the island and discovers a dark conspiracy that threatens to ensnare everyone she has come to care about.

The movie is known for its stunning atmospheric visuals and haunting music score, which add to the eerie and otherworldly nature of the story. The film is shot in black and white, which creates a sense of bleakness and terror. The movie's depiction of voodoo practices and Caribbean superstitions was groundbreaking at the time and still resonates with audiences today. The film's visuals and soundscapes have also inspired many filmmakers, including Martin Scorsese, who included a nod to the film in his 1991 remake of Cape Fear.

I Walked with a Zombie stands as one of the classic horror movies of all time, and its legacy continues to be felt in modern horror cinema. It's a thrilling and chilling movie that is able to create an atmosphere that is both seductive and terrifying at the same time.

I Walked with a Zombie is a 1943 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 9 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.0.

I Walked with a Zombie
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    7.0  (13,484)