I Walked with a Zombie (1943)

A nurse is hired to care for a landowner’s wife on a remote island in this Jacques Tourneur-directed horror.
From celebrated director-producer duo Jacques Tourneur and Val Lewton (whose iconic Cat People was released a year prior) comes the story of a nurse hired to care for a powerful landowner’s wife on a remote Caribbean island. Taking unlikely inspiration from Jane Eyre, this visually atmospheric (if culturally problematic) mix of Haitian folklore and racial commentary is a much classier affair than its exploitation title might imply.
1943 USA
Directed by
Jacques Tourneur
Produced by
Val Lewton
Written by
Curt Siodmak, Ardel Wray
James Ellison, Frances Dee, Tom Conway
Running time
68 minutes