Saturday, June 13, 2009

Curse of the Voodoo (1965)

Curse of the Voodoo is curse of the boring, and never achieves any level of suspense, action, or horror. A rich upperclassman kills a lion on safari in the territory of the Simbaza tribe, who curses him for killing one of their revered animals. He goes crazy, starts to die a little, then seeks revenge. The acting is standard enough, and both the tribesmen and African setting are believable, but the curse only amounts to a guy having delusions about scantily clad men stalking him with spears (??). It delves into a "Is he crazy with guilt.. or is he CURSED!!1" plot line, which just doesnt pay off in any way. I cant think of any particular group that the film would appeal to, so it is not recommended to anyone, ever. Its not that it is filmed poorly or that the acting is terrible, its just pointless. And whats with calling it Curse of the Voodoo when voodoo is taken from Caribbean tribalism, and is only partially intermixed with African mysticism?

Rating: 5/10.



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3 comments:

  1. The only voodoo that I want to get is "Sugar Hill." I'm hoping that it will get re-released in the wake of Robert Quarry's death. As of now, there is no good source for this strange, strange movie.

    For those who have not seen it, the movie is basically "Dr. Phibes," but with voodoo and a female lead. Good stuff.

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  2. Count me in on that one then, thanks for the recommendation!

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  3. GREAT WRITE UP, AND YEAH IT'S NOT THAT WILD OF A MOVIE.

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