White Zombie

Director: Victor Halperin
Year Released: 1932
Rating: 0.5

Before the so-valuable Lonely Planet guides and Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations and even Rick Steves, two newlyweds (who flunked out of drama school) decide to honeymoon in the mecca of romance, Haiti, where Dracul- ... I mean slave master Bela Lugosi is there putting a spell on the dead so they'll work for him (capitalism run amok!). Technically inept and comically silly (oh, that vulture!), it's only notable for inspiring a certain Robert Cummings to name his metal band after it - otherwise it's Lugosi hamming it up, squeezing his hands together and making silly faces. Minions, choke this girl! Nah, wait, fall off a cliff.