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Omoo-Omoo the Shark God (1949)

The curse of a shark god follows a group of people who have violated a sacred jungle idol.



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Cast overview:
Jeff Garland
Devera Burton ...
Julie Guy
Capt. Roger Guy
Chief Tari
Mate Richards
Rudy Robles ...
Dr. Godfrey Long
Lisa Kincaid ...


The curse of a shark god follows a group of people who have violated a sacred jungle idol.

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Release Date:

10 June 1949 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Shark God  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Julie Guy: Water looks calm; let's go swimming.
Dr. Godfrey Long: I wouldn't do that if I were you.
Julie Guy: Why not?
Dr. Godfrey Long: Let me show you something. Now on the surface the water looks smooth and calm; but underneath there are strange and dangerous things happening. See that weird little fish
[manta ray underside, but with curiously childlike face features!]
Dr. Godfrey Long: he seems contented. There's an odd one
[Rock fish]
Dr. Godfrey Long: Probably as nice as he looks. And there's a happy little fellow... there's our unsuspecting friend and he's heading for trouble...
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It's Called Camp
29 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Oomo-Oomo, The Shark God (1949)

** (out of 4)

This year I'm trying to track down some of the rarer horror movies and I'm not going to lie when I say I've seen a lot of horror films. However, I believe this little rarity is perhaps the lowest budgeted film I've ever seen. I'm not sure what the actual budget was but I'd be shocked if it were over a couple grand. A ship full of men head to an unknown Pacific island so that they can steal the diamond eyes of a sacred shark god. This god is protected by voodoo folks and you know what happens when the diamonds are stolen. I'm giving this thing two stars simply because I just watched it in amazement at how many corners the producer's took to keep the budget down. All the "horror" items are kept pretty much off screen and we're only told about them through narration. The sound effects are cheap as hell as you can tell it just seems like a record being played in the background. The only good moment is some nice stock footage of underwater scenes including an octopus being killed and eventually eaten by thousands of fish.

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