Saturday, September 8, 2007

Who Walks With a Zombie?

So starting today I’m officially naming Saturdays as “Double Post Days” (give ya something else to look forward to for the weekend.) And as long as we’re still hanging around the cemetery let’s see what the Atlas zombies are up to for a few posts too shall we? Presenting another fine, Rollickin’ Russ Heath classic if there ever was one!

From the February 1954 issue of Mystic #27





11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wonderful Story! Heath is so damn good!

Karswell said...

Jacques Tourneur's excellent 1943 RKO film I Walked With A Zombie was the obvious influence here with the remote, hypnotic island setting and the hero arriving a little too late to stop the voodoo. It's interesting how modern zombie culture (weither in film, comics etc) rarely even touches on the jungle / island voodoo rites connection anymore.

Anonymous said...

just looked that movie up and notice they're remaking it in 2009...... has hollywood gone insane?

Anonymous said...

One of the finest Atlas zombie stories,i remember reading it somewhere before,great to see it again.as for the remake,im just going to paraphrase Boris Karloff in the definitive portrayal of his most famous role(before he became Ygor's slave):"Remakes...belong dead!!

Anonymous said...

AN INTERESTING OBSERVATION...... ZOMBIE FILMS USED TO BE MORE ABOUT BRINGING THE DEAD BACK AS SLAVES. NOW THEY JUST COME BACK AND EAT PEOPLE.

Karswell said...

Zombies are much more fun with a mouthful of brains though...

Anonymous said...

Little known fact: Vincent Price's first wife is in I Walked with a Zombie.

Eric said...

zombie 'films' rarely have happy endings like this one.

Most recent zombie movie w/a fairly strong jungle vibe would probably have to be 1979 Fulci's "ZOMBIE" aka "ZOMBI 2"?

Karswell said...

Hollywood should get right on that and bring back the jungle zombie movie... right after the glorious return of movies about dobermans.

Chris Creeper said...

Man, that was chilling! I liked the panel with no words near the end too. Great post sir!

todd said...

He left the manuscript behind!?