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Encyclopedia > White Zombie (film)

White Zombie is an American horror film, first released on August 4, 1932. It is believed to be the first film to deal with zombies. DVD cover showing horror characters as depicted by Universal Studios. ... Look up film in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... August 4 is the 216th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (217th in leap years), with 149 days remaining. ... 1932 (MCMXXXII) is a leap year starting on Friday. ... A zombie, at twilight, in a sugarcane field in Haiti A zombie is traditionally an undead person in the Caribbean spiritual belief system of voodoo. ...


The film was produced independently by Edward and Victor Halperin, and directed by Victor Halperin, two minor silent film makers, from a script by Garnett Weston. It was picked up for distribution by United Artists.


The script by Garnett Weston features a young couple in Haiti, Neil Parker (John Harron) and Madeleine Short (Madge Bellamy), who have been invited by a casual acquaintance, Charles Beaumont (Robert Frazer), to come to his plantation to be married. Beaumont, however, is actually in love with Madeline and hopes to persuade her to become his wife instead. Rebuffed, he approaches local white Voodoo master "Murder" Legendre (Bela Lugosi) to temporarily turn her into a zombie, have her declared dead, send Neil back to the States in mourning, then revive her so that he can woo her anew. Legendre, however, has his own plans for the young lady, and for Beaumont. Madge Bellamy (June 30, 1899 – January 24, 1990) was a United States movie actress. ... A large sequined Voodoo dwapo or flag by the artist George Valris The term Voodoo (Vodun in Benin; also Vodou or other phonetically equivalent spellings in Haiti; Vudu in the Dominican Republic) is applied to the branches of a West African ancestor-based spiritist-animist religious tradition. ... Bela Lugosi as Dracula United States stamp Béla Lugosi was the stage name of actor Béla Ferenc Dezső Blaskó (October 20, 1882–August 16, 1956). ...


Sherman S. Krellberg financed most of the production of the film through his Amusement Securities Corp., using the film rights as collateral. When the Halperins were unable to repay the loan in a timely manner, Krellberg took over the rights and, after its initial run was finished, periodically reissued the film through minor distributors, the last time being in 1972. A Film distributor is an independent company, a subsidiary company or occasionally an individual, which acts as the final agent between a film production company or some intermediary agent, and a film exhibitor, to the end of securing placement of the producers film on the exhibitors screen. ...


The 1980s-1990s Groove metal band White Zombie picked its name as a tribute to the movie. The 1980s decade refers to the years from 1980 to 1989, inclusive. ... The 1990s decade refers to the years from 1990 to 1999, inclusive, the last decade of the 20th Century. ... Groove metal, half-thrash, or post-thrash is a subgenre of thrash metal which took its current form during the early 1990s. ... White Zombie was an American Groove metal band named after the 1932 film White Zombie, which starred Bela Lugosi. ...


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White Zombie (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (289 words)
White Zombie is an American horror film, first released on August 4, 1932.
The film was produced independently by Edward and Victor Halperin, and directed by Victor Halperin, two minor silent film makers, from a script by Garnett Weston.
Rebuffed, he approaches local white Voodoo master "Murder" Legendre (Bela Lugosi) to temporarily turn her into a zombie, have her declared dead, send Neil back to the States in mourning, then revive her so that he can woo her anew.
White Zombie - definition of White Zombie in Encyclopedia (323 words)
White Zombie's first major-label album, La Sexorcisto, was released in 1992, followed in 1995 by Astro-Creep: 2000.
White Zombie was known for combining heavy-metal music with driving lead guitar riffs (as on Super-Charger Heaven), overlayed with lyrics heavily influenced by horror films, with sometimes non-sensical imagery.
While Rob Zombie has mostly kept the image of his former band, fans of both have noted significant musical differences between the two, notably the absence of the heavy bass and lead guitar playing that characterised White Zombie's musical style.
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