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I Walked With a Zombie

When a young nurse arrives on a mysterious island, she is thrust into states of both intrigue and terror, forced to confront a sense of “other” like none she has ever experienced. Having practically built the template for psychological horror with their 1942 collaboration on Cat People, B-movie impresario Val Lewton (The Body Snatcher) and director Jacques Tourneur (Out of the Past) reconvened to hatch this equally impressive tale of the supernatural, set against a dramatically lit, studio back lot recreation of the West Indies. “I Walked With a Zombie is a small masterpiece—perhaps the most delicate poetic fantasy in the American cinema.”—Robin Wood, “The Shadow Worlds of Jacques Tourneur.”

Appears in: Halloween Chills

Genres: Horror, Thriller

Other Films by Jacques Tourneur

Cat People

Produced by psychological horror visionary Val Lewton, Tourneur’s Cat People stars Simone Simon as a Serbian immigrant whose old country fears point towards a terrible truth. Cinematographer Nicholas Musuraca, who went on to shoot several other Lewton productions, bathes the frame in more darkness than light, evoking an otherworldly shadowland where the supernatural seems as