Monday, 17 January 2011
fabled idiot at the movies: 1 White Zombie
i pick a copy of white zombie at the Waltham Cross branch pound land(but I've chucked the usual amazon link in for you) and now I'm going to treat you to the first fabled idiot at the movies.
white zombie it's 1930's zombies flick so clearly it not going to be every cup of tea but Bela Lugosi's name on the box is enough to get my attention on top of that this is were the zombie film begin just imagine what the would may be like if it was never made. Romero wouldn't of made Night Of The Living Dead Rob Zombie (or simply Rob) wouldn't have a name for his band and if i spent my teenage years playing Resident Evil and watching Evil Dead Trilogy how know what kind of sick twisted mad man i would of become.
i can't say this move is much better than average but it's definitely not below it. what stands out most in this film are the stunning visual thanks in no small part to the second hand sets rented from Universal Studios and the acting talent of the two stars Bela Lugosi's how career was just starting and Madge Bellamy how was fading career having started in silent movies and shooting at here lover in 1943 probably didn't help her career much.