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White Zombie (1932)

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This was released in 1932 and is pretty much the first zombie film.

It was made by Victor Halperin and his brother Edward Halperin, and starred the king of early horror – Béla Lugosi

The plot basically revolves around ancient voodoo curses that allows a person to control the thoughts and actions of another, there is no shambling and rotting undead here, it is pure voodoo.

It was released to mixed reviews, but it has gained a cult following over the years and it still fondly regarded by fans of the genre.

White Zombie Movie Posters

This is a shot of a lobby card for the film:
lobby card white zombie

The striking White Zombie theatrical poster, that has also been used on many DVD and retail issues of the movie
White Zombie Theatrical Poster

White Zombie

I personally love the amount of text on this poster, especially the ‘Article 249 penal Code of the Republic of Haiti‘ – you would never see that much text or detail on modern horror posters.
White Zombie 1932

White Zombie poster in a much more classical, Gothic style:
White Zombie

White Zombie poster

This is the trade advert that was used to sell White Zombie to the industry.
White Zombie trade advert

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