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White Zombie (Movie)
July 28, 1932
The film's story takes place in Haiti, where the plantation owner Murder Legendre uses his supernatural powers over the natives to do his bidding as zombies. When Madeline Short turns down an offer of marriage from Beaumont, he makes a deal with Lugosi that Short become a zombie and implicitly become Beaumont's love-slave. When Short becomes a zombie, Murder relishes the hold he has over Frazier, refusing to release Short from her zombie trance, leading Short's fiancé Neil Parker and Beaumont to attack Beaumont's sugar mill.