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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 ...
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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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The weird jungle of cobra plants that feed on women--and rip men apart! 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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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.75 : 1
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This was the first of a three-picture deal between producer Howard W. Koch and Boris Karloff for which Karloff was to be paid $25,000 per film. See more »

Quotes

Claire Winter: I'd give a lot just for a shower and some clean clothes. And a double martini!
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Not sure how MST3K missed this one!
30 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie was kind of sad to watch, because Karloff is a much better actor than this kind of tripe. It is always a sad commentary when the actors care more about the quality of a movie than the writers, directors and producers, who just were happy to tack Karloff's name on this turkey and run with it...

Okay, apparently, the writers didn't know anything about Voodoo, other than Voodoo dolls and Zombies. They didn't know enough to know that Voodoo happens in the Caribbean, not in the South Pacific. I think this might have been an excuse for everyone to go to Hawaii...

So the characters land on this island and encounter these man-eating plants that resemble... well, I won't tell you what they look like other than to say I am amazed they got past the censors in 1959. Apparently these plants feed by people being so dumb as to walk right into them, not only the explorers, but apparently, natives on this island as well...


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