The Frida Cinema

Orange County's Year-Round Film Festival

Zombi Child

Zombi Child

Prepare to be enchanted by Zombi Child, a new horror fantasy from Bertrand Bonello.

Haiti, 1962. A man is brought back from the dead to work in the hell of sugar cane plantations. 55 years later, a teenager tells her friends her family secret – not suspecting that it will push one of them to commit the irreparable.

Produced with the participation of Canal+, Zombi Child is a poetic addition to the voodoo horror sub-genre.


“For Bonello, whose previous films have emphasized emotional continuity over conventions of chronology and realism, it all seems to be part of the same continuum, suggesting a deeper, contradictory myth.” – Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, AV Club

“Haiti’s rich history of revolution and rebirth is still in want of filmmakers willing to take it seriously. But at least this one returns the undead to their roots, before they themselves were colonized.” – Andrew Lapin, NPR

“Bertrand Bonello blends his singular style with his fascination with voodoo for an exceptional film.” – Kathleen Sachs, The Chicago Reader