I Walked With a Zombie
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.
“I’m not easily frightened,” insists Betsy Connell, the intrepid heroine of I Walked with a Zombie. Over the course of its 69-minute running time, Jacques Tourneur’s 1943 film will find plenty of ways to challenge that assertion. At once the most pungently atmospheric and narratively unusual of the films Tourneur famously directed for producer Val Lewton at RKO in the early 1940s, I Walked with a Zombie has endured as a genre touchstone and pop-cultural reference point.” – Reverse Shot
“It transcends the conventions of the horror genre and remains one of Lewton-Tourneur’s most compelling studies in light and darkness.” – Chicago Reader
“It is Tourneur’s caressingly evocative direction, superbly backed by Roy Hunt’s chiaroscuro images, that makes sheer magic of the film’s brooding journey into fear.” – Time Out
“”A miniature masterpiece of contorted human emotions and uneasy personal broodings emphasized by a gothic melange of sight and sound.” Projection Booth
- 10/13 | 8:00PM