In Haitian folklore, a zombie is an animated corpse raised by magical means, such as witchcraft. The concept has been popularly associated with the Vodou religion, but it plays no part in that faith's formal practices.
Directed by George Terwilliger. With Fredi Washington, Philip Brandon, Marie Paxton, Sheldon Leonard. In Haiti, a black female plantation owner enacts a voodoo curse, and revives zombies for revenge on a white male neighbor, who has chosen a white woman over her for marriage.
White Zombie (1932) Starring Bela Lugosi, Madge Bellamy, and Joseph Cawthorn | Classic Movie Treasures Wealthy plantation owner invites an American couple in Haiti, to his plantation for their marriage. On the way, they encounter the white sorcerer-master of the Haitian sugar mill, evil voodoo master, who has stocked the plantation with an army of hollow-eyed zombies under his voodoo spell. Click to see where you can stream online or download for later. #ClassicMovies #OldHollywood #movies
Felicia Felix-Mentor was a Haitian woman believed to have been made into a zombie in the early part of the century. She reportedly died in after a sudden illness of the type that Haitian belief finds to be characteristic of a person.