BLACK MOON, Columbia, 1934. Directed by Roy William Neill.
One of the very last horror films released during the so-called Pre-Code era was Columbia’s Black Moon
(released a few weeks before the Code’s formal imposition), an
atmospheric entry in the cycle of “tropical terror” films popularized by
the likes of films like its closest cinematic ancestor, 1932’s White Zombie, and 1928’s sadistic West of Zanzibar from the silent era.