Valley of The Zombies (1946)
Directed By – Phillip Ford
Staring – Robert Livingston
As odd as it sounds, I absolutely love 30s and 40s Poverty row B-Movies. It’s really behind 50s creature features and 70s exploitation in most peoples minds. Poverty row really was the birth of the B-movie and this film is a great example of the decentnesss that could come out of these studios.
Okay, first things to get out of the way. This movie doesn’t have much to do with Valleys or the modern definition of Zombies. So I’ll have to apologize to all the disappointed Valley fans out there that saw the film title. It’s mainly a mystery film with horror elements, like many horror films from the 30s and 40s were. And the Zombie (one Zombie yes) can speak and is really just a play on the Haitian beliefs shown in other films from the time like White Zombie, but is still different from that. It’s kind of hard to explain.
Would I recommend this film to anyone? Sure! It’s only 56 minutes long and if you enjoy any type of B-Movie it’s a cool film to watch as it plays a role in the evolution of the Zombie Genre.
56 minutes long
Fun and entertaining
almost too short