Wednesday, December 22, 2010

I'm Dreaming of a White Zombie

The island's young honeymoon bride
gets bewitched and so leaves her man's side
But even before,
this drip's such a bore,
it's hard to be certain she died

James Finn Garner

It's Holiday Horrors at Limerwrecks. Madge Bellamy, Bela Lugosi and Robert Frazer in White Zombie (Victor Halperin, 1932). Writer James Finn Garner is the rotting brains behind the baseball doggerel site, Bardball. James feels that White Zombie's unlikable romantic couple keep this pre-code horror film from reaching classic status. What's pre-code, you ask? How about Madge Bellamy trying on her, um, wedding dress.


D Cairns said...

The bride runs around in her scanties,
A veil and a bra and some panties,
A delectable sight,
For ghouls in the night,
From an afterworld rather like Dante's.

Not sure that makes any sense, but it rhymes...

surly hack said...

Since when does anything around here have to make sense?

JamesFinnGarner said...

You guys make it sound a lot sexier than it is.

"Scanties" sounds so dirty. Love it.

surly hack said...

So, you're saying the living dead aren't sexy?