Thursday, May 08, 2014

Zombies From the Pulps!: Salt is Not for Slaves - G.W. Hutter (Garnett Wilson)

G.W. Hutter's "Salt is Not for Slaves", which was published originally in the August/September 1931 issue of the pulp GHOST STORIES, also takes the form of one character spinning a yarn for another character, as several of the previous stories in ZOMBIES FROM THE PULPS! have done. In this case it's an old, old woman, a native of Haiti, who tells a tale of an ill-fated love affair doomed by voodoo and a slave rebellion. It moves right along at a brisk pace, with just enough lurid elements to make it an exciting story.

Hutter was really Garnett Wilson, who also wrote the early horror film WHITE ZOMBIE, which I've never seen. Judging by how much I enjoyed this story, I should probably check out the movie. 

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

It sounds a lot better than WHITE ZOMBIE, which was very slow moving.

Jeff M.

Bill Crider said...

I agree that WHITE ZOMBIE is slow, but it has some nicely eerie scenes. I'd recommend it.

Stephen Mertz said...

Favorite Lugosi line in WHITE ZOMBIE comes as he's showing off the zombies working his sugar plantation: "They don't mind the long hours."

Rittster said...

White Zombie is awesome! You need to see it, James. Now! (Saying White Zombie is no good because it's slow is like saying Gone With the Wind is no good because it's long.)

Charles Gramlich said...

I know the Wilson name.