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Year
1943
Runtime
69 min.
Director
Jacques Tourneur
Genres
Fantasy, Horror
Rating *
7.2
Votes *
7,450
Checks
2,792
Favs
194
Dislikes
18
Favs/checks
6.9% (1:14)
Favs/dislikes
11:1
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  1. ChrisReynolds's avatar

    ChrisReynolds

    Slow, but very atmospheric. The compositions of light and shadow are weirdly beautiful, and the short length feels just right. The walk through the cane field where Jessica's white dress streams out behind her in the wind is a particular standout. 7 years 9 months ago
  2. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    I Walked With a Zombie. What a great title. What dies Val Lewton do with it? Well, we're a far cry from the zombie apocalypse genre, returning instead to the legend's roots - in voodoo. We follow a Canadian nurse to the Caribbean where she's meant to take care of a catatonic woman... or is there more to it than that? The ambiguities mount as she gets interested in the rituals of the island people, and wonders if they could help her patient. All the while, everyone she meets is holding back secrets, which just adds to the feeling of unease already supplied by the moody cinematography and what looks like well-researched voodoo lore (but I have no clear idea - it just looks authentic). Another RKO triumph, doing a lot with little means, and creating a world that's an interesting blend we might call Tropical Gothic. 2 years ago
  3. Melvelet's avatar

    Melvelet

    This came as a surprise to me. Liked it more than Cat People. Are there any other notable Voodoo/West Indies films (stupid horror films excluded)? 5 years 5 months ago
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