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Irwin Blaché (original story)
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A witch resurrects a murdered Vietnam vet and takes revenge on his killers. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Ronald Tanet ... Ted Watkins
Maureen Ridley ... Damballa
Herbert G. Jahncke ... Sgt. Buck (as Herb Jahncke)
Wayne Mack ... Lt. Harrigan
Butch Benit ... Earl
Susie Sirmen ... High Priestess
Harry Uher ... Max
Barbara Hagerty ... Louise
Lois Tillman ... Voodoo Dancer
Cindy Almario ... Voodoo Dancer
Nattie Dear ... Voodoo Dancer

Vernel Bagneris ... High Priest
Jack Flynn ... Banker
John Simmons ... Other Banker
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gwen Arment ... (uncredited)
Maureen Chan ... (uncredited)
Donn Davison ... Folklore Expert (uncredited)
Curt Dawson ... (uncredited)
Cathryn Lacey ... (uncredited)
Laura Misch Owens ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Jack Weis 
 
Writing credits
Irwin Blaché (original story) (as Irwin Blache)

Jack Weis (screenplay)

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Jack Weis .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Irwin Blaché (director of photography) (as Irwin Blache)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Glenn Stewart .... assistant director
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Don Piel .... camera operator
 

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"Dark Secrets" - USA (video title)
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71 min
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Well, I'll be damn-bellad!, 23 October 2010
Author: udar55 from Williamsburg, VA

Vietnam vet Ted Watkins (Ronald Tanet) lives deep in the swamp on a place called "Haunted Island." Local legend has the spirit of shape shifting Damballa (Maureen Ridley) living there. After three crooks hear of Watkins' small cash fortune (he is overheard telling the town banker "I keep all my money in my bread box"), they sneak onto his land and kill him. But Damballa (which everyone pronounces as Damn-bella) does a naked dance and brings him back to life, setting out a plan for revenge.

Should I be angry this has no crypt and no dark secrets? This regionally-produced snoozer from writer-director Jack Weis doesn't really offer much unless you are looking for some swamp photography. Well, Ridley, who has a British accent for some reason, does get naked a few times. Weis handles everything with a dull "point and shoot" style and the make up consists of some blood dripping on money. He went on to do MARDI GRAS MASSACRE (1978). I looked up Damballa on Wikipedia and it is indeed a voodoo God that can transform into a snake. But it is a male, so you have to give Weis points for at least recognizing some exploitation value.

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