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White Zombie
w./ Bela Lugosi!


The newly formed DESERT CLASSIC FILM SOCIETY will be presenting WHITE ZOMBIE on Friday, October 12 at 7 p.m. at the Bijou Cinema in Yucca Valley.

It's Zombie month at the Bijou. WHITE ZOMBIE is the original 1932 film that introduced the word "ZOMBIE" into the English language. WHITE ZOMBIE is the original Zombie flick that established the Zombie film genre.

Young couple Madeleine and Neil are coaxed by acquaintance Monsieur Beaumont to get married on his Haitian plantation. Beaumont's motives are purely selfish as he makes every attempt to convince the beautiful young girl to run away with him. For help Beaumont turns to the devious Legendre, a man who runs his mill by mind controlling people he has turned into zombies. After Beaumont uses Legendre's zombie potion on Madeleine, he is dissatisfied with her emotionless being and wants her to be changed back. Legendre has no intention of doing this and he drugs Beaumont as well to add to his zombie collection. Meanwhile, grieving 'widower' Neil is convinced by a local priest that Madeleine may still be alive and he seeks her out.

Bela Lugosi plays "Murder" Legendre, which was his second favorite role in his career.

Plus a 1930's cartoon will also be screened.

Film historian Christopher Perry will introduce the film talking about the amazing back story of the making and distribution of this film. Viewers are invited to ask questions at the end of the film.

Monthly film presentations will feature film genres such as Film Noir, Classic Comedy, Classic Animation, Science Fiction, Silent Film, Screwball Comedies, dramas and more.

The Bijou Cinema is located at 57482 Onaga Trail in Yucca Valley. Admission is $5 per person.

For information and to join the society go to the website Seating is limited. Reservations are recommended and can be made on the website. There is no charge to become a member . The DESERT CLASSIC FILM SOCIETY is a Non-Profit 501 (c) (3) Organization.

For other information contact Christopher Perry at 760-365-0475.

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