->'''Dr. Bruner:''' Who are you? And what are they?\\
'''Legendre:''' For you, my friend, they are the angels of death.

'''''White Zombie''''' is a 1932 horror film starring Creator/BelaLugosi. It was the first film to bring zombies into the silver screen.

Not happy that Madeline, the woman he loves is marrying someone else, Charles Beaumont turns to local witch doctor named Legendre to have things his way. Legendre uses his skills to turn the woman into a zombie, who is mistaken to be properly dead. After she is whisked away from her grave, her husband Dr. Bruner learns the truth about her condition and sets out to rescue her.

In 1936, the film was followed by a loose sequel, ''Revolt of the Zombies''.
!!This film has examples of:

* AllInTheEyes: Hey, it wouldn't be a Lugosi flick without this.
* AnythingButThat: Beaumont's reaction when he realizes what is coming up to him after Legendre poisons him.
* BigOlEyebrows: Sported by Chauvin, one of Legendre's zombies.
* DisneyVillainDeath: Legendre dies when Beaumont uses his last ounce of will to push him over a ledge to the rocks below.
* DrowningMySorrows: After Madeleine's "death" and burial, Dr. Bruner hits the bar.
* ExactEavesdropping: Beaumont has his butler Silver eavesdrop on his guests.
* GraveRobbing: After her burial, Madeleine's body is stolen from her grave by Legendre's zombies.
* {{Hallucinations}}: After drinking little too much, Dr. Bruner starts seeing visions of Madeleine around the bar.
* HollywoodVoodoo
* HypnoticEyes: When Beaumont orders Silver to attack Legendre, he hypnotizes him and he is helplessly carried away by his zombies.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: MURDER Legendre.
* NoOSHACompliance: One of the zombie workers at the sugar mill is shown tripping over and falling into the sugar cane grounder, and is crushed to death by the machine's uncaring operators.
* OurZombiesAreDifferent: See Voodoo Zombie below.
* PstandardPsychicPstance: Legendre employs his hypnotic powers by hand gestures, usually by clenching them together.
* TamperingWithFoodAndDrink: Legendre poisons Beaumont's glass of wine to turn him into a zombie.
* TechnicallyLivingZombie: Madeleine's condition as the eponymous "white zombie".
* TrillingRs: Legendre is fond of this:
-->''For the futurrrrre, monsieur!''
* VillainousVidowsPeak: Legendre.
* VoodooZombie: Legendre's slaves. They are classic voodoo zombies--not reanimated corpses, but living people who have been enslaved by voodoo hypnotic magic. The later idea of zombies as the "living dead" or reanimated corpses was basically invented by George Romero in ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead'' over thirty years after this movie.
* WheelOfPain: Legendre's sugar mill runs on such contraption, which is operated by his tireless zombies.