White Zombie: The Restoration is the result of a five-year digital restoration of this gothic horror classic, the very first zombie movie ever made. Restored from a long-lost 35mm print, this is Bela Lugosi's masterpiece. Eerie chanting accompanies the credits as co-star Madge Bellamy arrives at midnight to witness a mysterious burial before coming face to face with the satanic looking Murder Legendre (Lugosi with goatee and searing eyes), a hypnotist and voodoo master. Bellamy becomes the object of desire for Lugosi, whose plan to possess her involves her initiation to the world of the undead. Filmed by the two young brothers Victor Halperin and Edward Halperin in 1932—borrowing sets from Frankenstein, Dracula and The Hunchback of Notre Dame—it shocked audiences with its pre-Code sexuality and storyline, breaking box office records. But then the film and its negative disappeared for over 80 years. Now, looking resplendent on the big screen once more, White Zombie: The Restoration comes to movie theaters worldwide. Also included is the racy pre-Code Betty Boop cartoon "Is My Palm Read?" as well as a 1932 short subject "Intimate Interview with Bela Lugosi" filmed at his Hollywood home during the original production of White Zombie. Official Trailer


Victor Halperin


Bela Lugosi, Madge Bellamy, Joseph Cawthorn, Robert Frazer, John Harron, Brandon Hurst, George Burr Macannan, Frederick Peters, Annette Stone, John Printz, Dan Crimmins

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