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Black Mamba (1974)

Not Rated | | Horror
An American physician living in the Philippines does battle with an evil witch.

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Dr. Paul Morgan
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Elena
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Fred
Rosemarie Gil ...
Barbara
Vivian Velez
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The Nurse
Willie Nepomuceno ...
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Alfonso Carvajal ...
The Storekeeper
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Stevie Maniquez ...
Michael
Tony Carreon ...
The Parish Priest (as Antonio Carrion)
Angelo Ventura ...
Police Officer (as Angel Ventura)
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Pathologist
Dick Adair ...
Resident Doctor (as Dick Adaire)
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Dr. Paul Morgan is stunned to discover witchcraft and voodoo being practiced in the 20th century. while treating the citizens of a small village in the Philippines, Morgan falls for pretty young widow Elena, who becomes the target of a black witch who has swiped a valuable ring from the grave of Elena's late husband. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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Shot in the Phillipines in 1974, legal wrangling kept the film from being released to theaters until after the death of producer John Ashley in 1997. See more »

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Ridiculously boring witchcraft tedium
11 December 2008 | by See all my reviews

The Philippines is known for a lot of things; great horror film production not being one of them. Black Mamba is a cheaply made and tediously put together horror that fails to capitalise on its promising premise and delivers only headache inducing boredom. The plot focuses on witchcraft and in particular a doctor who falls in love with a pretty young woman, and ends up trying to stop the local witch from terrorising her. Everything about the film is completely amateur and dull. The acting is flat and the delivery of lines is extremely wooden. The film also offers nothing in the cinematography departments and the story doesn't flow well either; all a major turnoff. Of course, there are many people out there that enjoy these poorly made bad movies - but even they are likely to find this one lacking because for all the bad things about it, nothing is actually comically bad and since the film runs at snail pace; it's never very entertaining. It really only took about fifteen minutes for me to completely lose interest in the film and the next seventy five were utter torture. I really would struggle to find even a single good thing to say about Black Mamba and obviously I don't recommend it.


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