Wednesday, August 10, 2016

366 Days at the Drive-In: Day 315


The Date: August 10
The Movie: I Walked with a Zombie (1943)
What Is It?: Val Lewton’s disdain for the supernatural led him to produce a movie called Cat People that probably doesn’t have any cat people and a movie called I Walked with a Zombie that probably doesn’t have any zombies. Rather, the film is a very loose adaptation of Jane Eyre as a romantic familial mystery set on Saint Sebastian, where for a refreshing change, the well-adjusted black majority condescends to the white family falling to pieces on their old sugar plantation. 
Why Today?: On this day in 1902, screenwriter Curt Siodmak is born.
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