Director: Victor Halperin
Tuesday April 5, 4pm Herter 227
“White Zombie” is a 1932 pre-code cult horror film starring Bela Lugosi (“Dracula,” 1931) as the antagonist. It is considered the first feature length zombie film. Early cinema depicted vodou as a marker of the “primitive” that served to justify the colonization of the “Other.” The film introduced the image of the “zombie” in U.S. culture, just as the Marines occupied Haiti.