Wednesday, October 02, 2019

31 Days of Halloween - Day 2 - Movie

The disembodied spirit of an executed murderess and a scheming fake medium intersect with an heiress in the atmospheric, but convoluted, Supernatural (1933). Director Victor Halperin's follow up to White Zombie is chock full of menace, spooky trappings and weird ideas, but motivations in the plot are murky and the tension that should be there as the story progresses just isn't there. Star, Carole Lombard is blandly pleasant as the grieving heiress, but really comes to life when her character becomes possessed by the dead murderess (Vivienne Osborne).

I've always loved the poster for this movie, and am glad I finally tracked down the film itself, but in the end it's more of a curiosity piece than a must see pre-code horror classic.

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