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Year
1943
Runtime
69 min.
Director
Jacques Tourneur
Genres
Fantasy, Horror
Rating *
7.2
Votes *
7,450
Checks
2,910
Favs
198
Dislikes
16
Favs/checks
6.8% (1:15)
Favs/dislikes
12:1
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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. 8 years 8 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 11 months ago
  3. Wise Jake's avatar

    Wise Jake

    A great low-budget but classy horror film that runs almost purely on atmosphere instead of shocks. 9 years 2 months ago
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  6. This movie ranks #328 in Jennifer Eiss's 500 Essential Cult Movies
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