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Directed by Jacques Tourneur

United States 1943 69 mins.

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.”

Genres: Horror, Thriller

Appears in: Halloween Chills



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