Up 11,095 this week

Macumba Love (1960)

 -  Action | Adventure | Fantasy  -  June 1960 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.8/10 from 36 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 1 critic

A writer who specializes in exposing fake witchcraft journeys to Brazil to investigate a voodoo cult.



(story), (screenplay)
0Check in

Editors' Spotlight

Venice Film Festival

See the latest from the 2014 Venice Film Festival

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 111 titles
created 01 Apr 2012
a list of 714 titles
created 6 months ago

Related Items

Search for "Macumba Love" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Macumba Love (1960)

Macumba Love (1960) on IMDb 4.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Macumba Love.


Credited cast:
Walter Reed ...
J. Peter Weils
Ziva Rodann ...
Venus de Viasa
William Wellman Jr. ...
June Wilkinson ...
Ruth de Souza ...
Mama Rata-loi
Pedro Paulo Hatheyer ...
Insp. Escoberto
Cléa Simões ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ricardo Campos
Victor Merinow
Pedro Santos
Jean Thuyret
Waldemar Wey


J. Peter Wells, an expose writer, arrives on an island off the coast of South America (no country identified), to complete a book on voodoo, ju-ju,macumba, mojo and other cult beliefs, which he believes is responsible for unsolved murders on this island. Wealthy land-owner Venis de Vias warns him against stirring up the natives, especially any efforts to lessen the prestige of the reigning VooDoo Queen Mama Rata-loi. The arrival of Wells' daughter, Sara, and her husband, Warren, on a honeymoon trip, starts the pot to boiling and making the natives restless. Most restless of all is Mama Rata-loi, who asserts her powers and puts a spell on Venus de Viasa. The next thing honeymooner Warren knows is that he is trussed up and about to become the one chosen to die in a voodoo ceremony. Written by Les Adams <>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

voodoo | writer | island | cult | queen | See more »


Blood-Lust of the VOODOO QUEEN! See more »


Approved | See all certifications »





Release Date:

June 1960 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La sorcière noire  »

Filming Locations:

Box Office


$3,000,000 (USA)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


With the price of your ticket, you were given a "Voodoo Charm" to ward off evil: a packet of sugar (the same sort that restaurants use) with the film logo on it. See more »


Featured in Shiver & Shudder Show (2002) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Chesty Experience
17 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I remember watching this movie and couldn't help noticing June's cleavage throughout the picture and wondered why the FCC wasn't reported to the local station. Anyway I loved all the sexual scenes in this picture. The swimming scene when June boldly pulls of the top part of her bathing suit and does a back splash under the murky water to cover the nipples.The climax of the movie is when June and Hubby have a private dinner and June gets up and dances with her hips going one way and her boobs going the other.To enhance the enjoyment of this breast display watch this movie with the sound off and watch alone. As for the Voodoo in this movie, Who Cares! I watched this movie several times not knowing or caring what the plot is about but wondering where June Lives!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Macumba Love (1960) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: