White Zombie (movie)
White Zombie is a 1932 horror movie. It was directed and produced by brothers Victor and Edward Halperin. It stars Bela Lugosi as a zombie master. Critics did not like the story. They thought the acting was weak, too. The movie did not make much money. People today like the movie's creepy atmosphere. They still do not like the acting though. White Zombie is the first zombie movie. Its sequel is Revolt of the Zombies made in 1936.
Madeleine and Neil are going to be married at Charles Beaumont's house in Haiti. Beaumont secretly loves Madeleine. He wants to find a way to get Madeleine to love him. He goes to a zombie master named Murder Legendre (Lugosi). Murder tells Beaumont to give Madeleine a certain potion. He does. She becomes lifeless. The two men carry her off to Murder's castle. Murder has fallen in love with her, too. He gets rid of Beaumont by turning him into a zombie. Neil sets off to save Madeleine. The zombie master falls from a cliff. His power over Madeleine is broken. She returns to life.
- Rhodes, Gary Don. (2001). White Zombie: Anatomy of a Horror Film. McFarland. ISBN 0786409886.