Thursday, October 7, 2010

Living Dead Man Walking



I Walked With a Zombie
sounds scary
Its story is sort of Jane Eyre-y
A spirited nurse
ignores island curse
Of voodoo you'd think she'd be wary



Frances Dee (above, right) and Christine Gordon in I Walked With a Zombie (Jacques Tourneur, 1943). Handed the title by his boss, producer Val Lewton decided to create a west Indian Jane Eyre, but the connection is tenuous. Image source: dvdbeaver.com. We're only one week into our month-long Countdown to Halloween.

3 comments:

Paul D. Brazill said...

Fantastic!

surly hack said...

Thanks, Paul. More zombies are walking this way...AIIIIIEEEE!

D Cairns said...

As if hypnotized by Rasputin,
They trudge through this film from Val Lewton,
It's a classy affair
Made with devilish flair
Though the title don't sound high-falutin'.