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Plot: A nurse in the Caribbean turns to voodoo in hopes of curing her patient, an unusual woman whose husband she’s fallen in love with.
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Beautiful and dreamy horror(ish) film.
Nurse Betsy arrives in the West Indies to care for Jessica, the wife of Paul Holland. Jessica was struck down with a fever that has rendered her in a permanent state of mental paralysis. As Betsy starts to fall for Holland, she resolves to cure Jessica and get to the bottom of just what is going on in this mysterious place.
Producer Val Lewton firmly carved out a reputation for having a keen eye with a number of literary horror adaptations in the 1940s, there is certainly a case for I Walked With A Zombie being one of the best of the bunch. Tho tagged as a horror film, and boasting a title to further that inkling, I Walked With A Zombie is more in keeping with the dreamy and atmospheric romanticism of Jane Eyre. Sure the voodoo core of the film is chilling in its intent, but to really sell this as an outright horror film would do it a big disservice.
Lewton’s ideals are more focused on suggestion in a psychological way, the scares more cloaked in a shadowy unease, director Jacques Tourneur perfectly in tune with his producer to unhinge the audience by way of an approaching dread we can’t see. Some of Tourneur’s work here is wonderful, hauntingly elegiac sequences linger long in the memory, rustling wind blows as characters are appearing to float thru sugar cane fields, the distant rumble of ceremonial drums luring them forward with mystical powers. A voodoo zombie shuffling on a mission to fetch poor Jessica from the plantation home is not horrifying, its damn near gorgeous, soft and near silent in its execution, the whole film is simply full of memorable moments.
Written by Curt Siodmak, the concept for the piece came about by way of a number of newspaper articles that were telling of voodoo and witchcraft in Haiti, the scope for a screamathon horror movie was obviously there, but thankfully in this viewers humble opinion, we get a classy and chilling film that is dripping with ethereal beauty from first reel to last. 8/10
She makes a beautiful zombie doesn’t she?
Betsy Conwell (Frances Dee) takes a job on a West Indies island as the private nurse to the wife of plantation owner Paul Holland (Tom Conway). Paul’s wife Jessica lives in a waking comatose state, believed to be caused by some tropical disease. Betsy begins to fall for Paul and tries to help him by finding a cure for Jessica with the native witch doctors.
I Walked with a Zombie is the second of producer Val Lewton’s classic psychological horror films. Although this is a mix of horror with the romance and mystery genres. The story is based off of the Charlotte Bronte novel “Jane Eyre,” where the governess falls in love with the master of a large house who harbors a secret about his ill wife.
I love this film. I love the ambiance, the sets, the unsettling mystery. There’s an eerie atmosphere that permeates it. Jacques Tourneur, who also directed the amazing Cat People for Lewton, does a fantastic job here at creating this dream-like mood throughout the picture. Curt Siodmak and Ardel Wray provide an excellent script. As with other Lewton films, a sense of ambiguity lingers over the plot. Is Jessica really physically ill or has she been affected somehow by voodoo?
It’s a great cast. In addition to Tom Conway and Frances Dee, there’s Edith Barrett as Paul’s mother who believes she knows what caused Jessica’s condition. James Ellison plays his brother who is in love with Jessica. Lovely Christine Gordon plays Jessica, and though she has no lines, gives a memorable performance I believe. This film also has a fine black supporting cast, with some great work from Theresa Harris, Sir Lancelot as an ominous calypso singer, and Darby Jones as the alarmingly bug-eyed Carre-Four. As with most of the Lewton RKO films, it’s a truly great movie that everybody should see.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 9 min (69 min)
Genre Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Director Jacques Tourneur
Writer Curt Siodmak (screenplay), Ardel Wray (screenplay), Inez Wallace (original story)
Actors James Ellison, Frances Dee, Tom Conway, Edith Barrett
Awards 3 nominations.
Production Company RKO Pictures
Sound Mix Mono (RCA Sound System)
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Film Length 1,880.92 m
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm