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Omoo-Omoo the Shark God (1949)

 -  Drama  -  10 June 1949 (USA)
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The curse of a shark god follows a group of people who have violated a sacred jungle idol.

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Ron Randell ...
Jeff Garland
Devera Burton ...
Julie Guy
Trevor Bardette ...
Capt. Roger Guy
Pedro de Cordoba ...
Chief Tari
Richard Benedict ...
Mate Richards
Michael Whalen ...
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Rudy Robles ...
Tembo
George Meeker ...
Dr. Godfrey Long
Lisa Kincaid ...
Tala
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The curse of a shark god follows a group of people who have violated a sacred jungle idol.

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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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