Supernatural by Victor Halperin (US, 1933, 65 min.). Supernatural marked Halperin’s only stint at a major studio, and the classier production values come through most strongly in Arthur Martinelli’s richly atmospheric cinematography. Supernatural is a borderline horror film that relies more on mood than shocks, with some genuinely uncanny moments as it tells the farfetched tale of a New York heiress (Carole Lombard), who becomes possessed by the spirit of a multiple murderess.
Preservation funded by The Packard Humanities Institute. Preserved in conjunction with Universal Pictures from a 35mm composite nitrate print and 35mm acetate fine grain master. Laboratory services by The Stanford Theatre Film Laboratory, Audio Mechanics, DJ Audio, Simon Daniel Sound. Special thanks to Bob O’Neil.