Bela in top-form, loaded with confidence (just coming off DRACULA) and sinking his teeth into the role of plantation/zombie owner. Probably the best, most effective, and best photographed horror to come out of any poverty-row studio. The atmosphere is thick and you feel trapped in this nightmare world ruled over by zombie-master Bela Lugosi. He really was pulling the strings on this one.
Shot on standing sets at Universal from DRACULA and FRANKENSTEIN. Jack Pierce was loaned out for make-up duties on this film.