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->''"There's no beauty here, only death and decay."''
-->-- '''Paul Holland'''


* VoodooZombie: Until Creator/GeorgeRomero invented the idea of the shuffling, flesh-eating monster zombie with ''Film/{{Night of the Living Dead|1968}}'', this was what a "zombie" was. Namely, either a recently dead person or a comatose person rendered into the slave of a master by voodoo magic.
* YourCheatingHeart: In the back story, Jessica had an affair with Wesley.

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* VoodooZombie: Until Creator/GeorgeRomero invented the idea of the shuffling, flesh-eating monster zombie with ''Film/{{Night of the Living Dead|1968}}'', this was what a "zombie" was. Namely, either a recently dead person or a comatose person rendered into the slave of a master by voodoo magic.
* YourCheatingHeart: In the back story, Jessica had an affair with Wesley.
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* EtherealWhiteDress: The zombie Jessica's flowing white robes make her all the spookier.



* WomanInWhite: Jessica's flowing white robes make her all the spookier.


Betsy Cornell (Frances Dee) is a nurse who is hired by sugar plantation owner Paul Holland to come to the Caribbean island of San Sebastian care for his invalid wife Jessica. After Betsy first meets the staring, shuffling Jessica, she is told that a spinal cord injury robbed Jessica of all volition and ability to control her actions. However, Betsy soon hears of a far darker, scarier explanation for Jessica's condition. The explanation involves Jessica's affair with Paul's half-brother Wesley, and an application of the ancient rite of voodoo...

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Betsy Cornell (Frances Dee) is a nurse who is hired by sugar plantation owner Paul Holland to come to the Caribbean island of San Sebastian to care for his invalid wife Jessica. After Betsy first meets the staring, shuffling Jessica, she is told that a spinal cord injury robbed Jessica of all volition and ability to control her actions. However, Betsy soon hears of a far darker, scarier explanation for Jessica's condition. The explanation involves Jessica's affair with Paul's half-brother Wesley, and an application of the ancient rite of voodoo...


* SpiritedYoungLady: Betsy.


* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: It is unclear if the voodoo practitioners have real powers and Wesley and Mrs. Rand believe or if they simply use power of suggestion as Paul argues.

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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: It is unclear if the voodoo practitioners have real powers and as Wesley and Mrs. Rand believe believe, or if they simply use power of suggestion as Paul argues.


* FemmeFatale: Played with. Mrs. Rand believes Jessica to have been this, claiming she deliberately used her beauty to destroy her family. However, both Wesley and Paul claim that Paul's verbal abuse and coldness made her turn to Wesley.



* FemmeFatale: Played with. Mrs. Rand believes Jessica to have been this, claiming she deliberately used her beauty to destroy her family. However, both Wesley and Paul claim that Paul's verbal abuse and coldness made her turn to Wesley.


* BrutallyHonest: Played with. Betsy believes Paul to be this, but he himself acknowledges that he was brusque to her (and Jessica earlier) because he wanted to hurt them not tell them harsh truths.

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* BrutallyHonest: Played with. Betsy believes Paul to be this, but he himself acknowledges that he was brusque to her (and Jessica earlier) because he wanted to hurt them not tell them harsh truths.them.

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* BrutallyHonest: Played with. Betsy believes Paul to be this, but he himself acknowledges that he was brusque to her (and Jessica earlier) because he wanted to hurt them not tell them harsh truths.


* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: It is unclear if the voodoo practitioners have real powers and Wesley and Mrs. Rand believe or if they simply use power of suggestion as Paul argues.



* MightyWhitey: The head voodoo priestess turns out to be...Mrs. Rand, who has found voodoo an effective tool to control the natives.

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* MightyWhitey: The head voodoo priestess turns out to be...Mrs. Rand, who has found voodoo an effective tool to control the natives.natives (although her intentions are benign, as she just wants them to take their medicine and boil their drinking water.)


* CanadaEh?: The film opens in Canada with Betsy being interviewed for a nursing job in St. Sebastian. A nearby window shows that it is (naturally) snowing, and mention of sunshine and palm trees convinces Betsy to accept the job.

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* CanadaEh?: CanadaEh: The film opens in Canada with Betsy being interviewed for a nursing job in St. Sebastian. A nearby window shows that it is (naturally) snowing, and mention of sunshine and palm trees convinces Betsy to accept the job.

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* CanadaEh?: The film opens in Canada with Betsy being interviewed for a nursing job in St. Sebastian. A nearby window shows that it is (naturally) snowing, and mention of sunshine and palm trees convinces Betsy to accept the job.

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**She is also painfully ignorant of St. Sebastian's past history of slavery at first.

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* FemmeFatale: Played with. Mrs. Rand believes Jessica to have been this, claiming she deliberately used her beauty to destroy her family. However, both Wesley and Paul claim that Paul's verbal abuse and coldness made her turn to Wesley.

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* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Betsy loves Paul Rand but believing he still loves his wife, she takes her to a voodoo ceremony to try to cure her.

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