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- kevin sellers
More brooding than creepy and more dreamy than scary, this subtle horror film is a bit too restrained/ tasteful for its own good. I mean I don't want to sound like Bill Castle's producer here, but where's the goddamn body count? Where's the scene (or scenes) that make your stomach queasy if not your flesh crawl? And I really could have done without that G rated sermon at film's end telling us that the wicked slut has been punished by death in life. However, there's no getting around the fact that Jacques Tourneur's sensuous direction and J. Roy Hunt's haunting cinematography plunge the viewer into a dark Jamaica or Martinique of the mind where one can almost feel the warm evening breezes coming through the shutters. And Frances Dee is a most appealing heroine. And Tom Conway is a properly suave and Rochester like hero. And Christine Gordon is an excellent walking corpse. So let's give it a B. P.S. Did Edith Barrett ever underplay it?
I Walked with a Zombie
- Dashiell Barnes
An underrated chiller that could have received a Best Picture nomination. Loosely adapted from "Jane Eyre," nurse Dee resorts to voodoo in order to cure her employer's wife. Creepy atmosphere & Carribean folklore adds eeriness & romance to the story. An exceptional horror film from producer Lewton & director Tourneur. I give it a 4.5/5.
One of the best
Was surprised how good a movie this was!
One of the best horror films ever made.
One of the most beautiful horror films ever made, this is the pinnacle of Val Lewton's art. Rich in dream-like atmosphere, symbolism, and complicated characters, this lyrical morality tale entrances while never losing a sense of pure dread. It's a horror film targeted at adults, thus making it one of my favorite horror films of all time.
I Walked with a Zombie (1943)
- Jay Higgins
A fine movie with a rather crappy title. This classic drama horror film is still creepy, thanks to outstanding atmosphere and expert direction from Jacques Tourneur. Well acted for the most part, it always held my interest. Good cinematography.
My favorite Lewton
I love all the Val Lewton horror films(with the exception of Ghost Ship)They all offer something unique that you don't find in other films of this type back in the day..That ceratin something..That Lewton mystique..Its all here in this short film ...fine acting,incredible dreamy atmosphere..and dig that great Voodoo music!I walked with a Zombie,The Cat People are essential Lewton viewing!..but so are the rest..really :o)
Unique horror film
- Oliver Cutshaw
Of all of the Val Lewton produced films this is the one that is probably the finest mixture of poetry, horror, cleverness, and evocative photography. Although the Cat People is eerier and the Curse of the Cat People is more lyrical this film is so utterly unique that it is almost impossible to convey the impression it leaves on the viewer. Tourner's direction is excellent and the score is wonderful. Well worth watching for any fan of classic horror films or any film student who wants to see how you can create magic with a little bit of money and a lot of hard work and talent.