Horror Film Review: White Zombie (dir. by Victor Halperin)


Happy Halloween!

For my final public domain horror film of this wonderful month, allow me to present to you 1932’s White Zombie.  Starring (and completely dominated) by Bela Lugosi, White Zombie is considered by many to be the first true zombie film.  Watching this film today is an interesting experience if just because these aren’t the zombies that we’re used to.  These are Pre-Romero, old school zombies.  These are Serpent and the Rainbow zombies.  Some of the acting in White Zombie (to be charitable) pretty bad but no matter.  The film’s visuals have a hypnotic, dream-like quality to them and it’s a truly important piece of horror film history.

2 responses to “Horror Film Review: White Zombie (dir. by Victor Halperin)

  1. Pingback: Horror On The Lens: Revolt of the Zombies (dir by Victor Halperin) | Through the Shattered Lens

  2. Pingback: Lisa’s Week In Review: 10/26/20 — 11/1/20 | Through the Shattered Lens

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.