A scene from writer-director Bertrand Bonello’s fantasy horror film, ‘Zombi Child.’

The cemeteries of France are being guarded by Lwas-the voodoo spirits that link God to humans-in the upcoming horror film, ‘Zombi Child.’ Actress Wislanda Louimat is insisting that Lwas are real, and coming to haunt people, in a new exclusive clip from the drama, which is titled ‘Baron Samedi,’ after the most dangerous spirit. ShockYa is premiering the clip in honor of the fantasy movie’s upcoming theatrical release.

‘Zombi Child’ is set to open in New York City at the Film at Lincoln Center and Quad Cinema this Friday, January 24, courtesy of Film Movement. Following its initial distribution, the drama will also open in theaters in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Miami, Seattle and Fort Worth.

Bertrand Bonello wrote, directed and created the music for ‘Zombi Child.’ Along with Judith Lou Lévy, Bonello also served as a producer on the movie. In addition to Louimat, ‘Zombi Child’ also stars Louise Labèque, Katiana Milfort, Macenson Bijou, Adilé David, Ninon François, Mathilde Riu, Ginite Popote and Néhémy Pierre-Dahome.

Film Movement has unveiled the following synopsis for ‘Zombi Child’:

Opening in 1962 Haiti, the horror-fantasy follows the real-life story of Clairvius Narcisse (Bijou), who falls dead on the street but is soon turned into a “zombi” when he is dug up from his grave and forced to work on a sugar-cane plantation. Shifting to present-day Paris at the Légion d’honneur boarding school, a rebellious teen named Fanny (Labèque) befriends Melissa (Louimat), who moved to France when her parents died in the 2010 Haiti earthquake. After recruiting her into a secret literary sorority, Fanny learns of Melissa’s connection to Clairvius, and becomes obsessed with her new friend’s past and culture, soon doing the unthinkable: seeking out her voodoo mambo aunt to solve her recent heartbreak.

ShockYa's Exclusive 'Zombi Child' Clip-Baron Samedi
ShockYa's Exclusive 'Zombi Child' Clip-Baron Samedi

ShockYa is premiering an exclusive clip from writer-director Bertrand Bonello's fantasy horror film, 'Zombi Child.'

By Karen Benardello

As a graduate of LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic, Karen Benardello serves as ShockYa's Senior Movies & Television Editor. Her duties include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, and scribing movie, television and music reviews and news articles. As a New York City-area based journalist, she's a member of the guilds, New York Film Critics Online and the Women Film Critics Circle.

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