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Old 09-16-2019, 03:14 AM
FryeDwight FryeDwight is offline
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WHITE ZOMBIE (1932). Impressive atmosphere, great sets and some cool zombies are all but hamstrung by a silly plot and some horrid acting...realize most of the actors here began in silents and were used to over emoting, but it really puts the movie in jeopardy.
The main reason to watch this -and this is the case in many of his films- is for Bela Lugosi as Murder Legendre, the Zombie master. Even with the unibrow, Bela looks fantastic in this and he completely carries WZ As mentioned, many of Bela's films are bad, but he has incredible charisma and truly mesmerizing...You cannot take your eyes off him while he is on the screen. He has some humdingers here for dialogue especially when discussing the origins of his slaves, particularly "He almost executed ME!" ***
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