White Zombie is a horror film you really don’t hear much about. Oddly enough, it was believed to be lost until its rediscovery in the Sixties. I really hate that this movie is hardly ever shown on television because it is very entertaining and Bela Lugosi is, as one would expect, completely mesmerizing.
The plot of White Zombie: A lovestruck young man turns to a voodoo doctor to help him lure a beautiful woman away from her fiancé. He, instead, turns her into a zombie slave!
HATE when that happens.
The 1932 classic horror movie stars Bela Lugosi and Madge Bellamy. It was directed by Victor Halperin.
According to his son, Bela Lugosi, Jr., this was one of Bela Lugosi’s favorite films. He is absolutely and completely wonderful in the role of “Murder” Legendre.
You can find White Zombie on dvd (Amazon link).
Bela Lugosi, White Zombie