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Voodoo Island (1957)

Approved  |   |  Horror  |  February 1957 (USA)
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A wealthy industrialist hires the renowned hoax-buster Phillip Knight to prove that an island he plans to develop isn't voodoo cursed. However, arriving on the island, Knight soon realizes ... See full summary »

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Beverly Tyler ...
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Murvyn Vye ...
Barney Finch
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Martin Schuyler (as Elisha Cook)
Rhodes Reason ...
Matthew Gunn
Jean Engstrom ...
Friedrich von Ledebur ...
Native Chief (as Frederich Ledebur)
Glenn Dixon ...
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Owen Cunningham ...
Howard Carlton
Herbert Patterson ...
Dr. Wilding
Jerry Frank ...
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A wealthy industrialist hires the renowned hoax-buster Phillip Knight to prove that an island he plans to develop isn't voodoo cursed. However, arriving on the island, Knight soon realizes that voodoo does exist when he discovers man-eating plants and a tribe of natives with bizarre powers. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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SUPER-CHILL! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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February 1957 (USA)  »

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Silent Death  »

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$150,000 (estimated)
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1.75 : 1
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Although set in the South Pacific, the film was actually filmed on the island of Kauai, Hawaii. See more »

Quotes

Howard Carlton: Knight, I'm a God-fearing man. Something happened here... to him. I don't want to think why.
Phillip Knight: Are you trying to tell me that he's under the spell of some ouanga? A hex?
Howard Carlton: All right. Go there. Find out. I'd welcome it.
Phillip Knight: When I take hold of something, I don't let go.
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A World Of Their Own
2 July 2002 | by (brighton, ma) – See all my reviews

Odd little movie, one of several in the cheapjack voodoo cycle of the late fifties. Boris Karloff is on hand as a professional debunker, Murvyn Vye is the Barton MacLane guy, all bluster and macho, Elisha Cook, Jr. is furtive and nervous. The jungle sets are unbelievable even by B movie standards; the plot is almost impossible to follow, as it moves from the semi-serious, early on, to the surreal, as the story progresses; and the production values are suggestive of a late entry in the Bomba series. Yet it has its charms, and I wouldn't call it unwatchable, just dumb. Everyone in the movie seems to be an inhabitant of his own special mental world, regardless of what is in fact going on in the story, and indeed the movie is a bit of a mix and match job, with voodoo set in the Pacific, rather than the Caribbean, killer plants, sinister natives, who yet have a compassionate streak, and an air of magnanimous confusion that can draw in the most critical viewer if he's in the right mood, and too lazy to change the channel.


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