MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 25,936 this week

Screamin' Jay Hawkins: I Put a Spell on Me (2001)

7.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.8/10 from 126 users  
Reviews: 3 user

Portrait of an important American musician through the testimonies of fellow musicians and people from his environment, but also through archival material and documents from various stages of his life and career.

0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: June

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in June, brought to you by Swiffer.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 14 titles
created 23 Jun 2011
 
a list of 288 titles
created 07 Jun 2013
 
a list of 194 titles
created 15 Jul 2013
 
list image
a list of 107 titles
created 5 months ago
 
a list of 499 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Screamin' Jay Hawkins: I Put a Spell on Me (2001)

Screamin' Jay Hawkins: I Put a Spell on Me (2001) on IMDb 7.8/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Screamin' Jay Hawkins: I Put a Spell on Me.
1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Mystery Train (1989)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Three stories are connected by a Memphis hotel and the spirit of Elvis Presley.

Director: Jim Jarmusch
Stars: Masatoshi Nagase, Yûki Kudô, Screamin' Jay Hawkins
Peut-être (1999)
Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Director: Cédric Klapisch
Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Romain Duris, Géraldine Pailhas
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A young Southern débutante temporarily abandons her posh lifestyle and upcoming, semi-arranged marriage to have a lustful and erotic fling with a rugged drifter who works at a local carnival.

Director: Zalman King
Stars: Sherilyn Fenn, Richard Tyson, Louise Fletcher
Action | Crime | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A psychotic criminal couple kidnaps a random teenage couple. The woman rapes the male captive, and lets him watch his lover being raped by the man. They then plan to sacrifice the couple.

Director: Álex de la Iglesia
Stars: Rosie Perez, Javier Bardem, Harley Cross
Bad Santa (2003)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A miserable conman and his partner pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. But they run into problems when the conman befriends a troubled kid, and the security boss discovers the plot.

Director: Terry Zwigoff
Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Bernie Mac, Lauren Graham
In & Out (1997)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A midwestern teacher questions his sexuality after a former student makes a comment about him at the Academy Awards.

Director: Frank Oz
Stars: Kevin Kline, Joan Cusack, Tom Selleck
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A documentary on the electric guitar from the point of view of three significant rock musicians: the Edge, Jimmy Page and Jack White.

Director: Davis Guggenheim
Stars: Jimmy Page, The Edge, Jack White
Black Milk (1999)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A young writer, who wastes his talent in a soap opera, mourns the end of his affair with the protagonist of the serial. He then gets entangled with an editor, while seducing his wife. A ... See full summary »

Director: Nicholas Triandafyllidis
Stars: Michail Marmarinos, Ieroklis Michaelidis, Mirto Alikaki
Radio Mosha (1996)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The strange story of Sonia, a Russian dancer, who left her country behind only to find herself bumping and grinding against the guardrail enclosing the dancefloor where the striptease is ... See full summary »

Director: Nicholas Triandafyllidis
Stars: Harry Klynn, Blaine Reininger, Svetlana Pancratova
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

In a vignette called "Strange to meet you," Roberto sits at a small table in a coffee bar. Five cups of coffee and two ashtrays are in front of him; he drinks and smokes. Steven joins him. ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Jarmusch
Stars: Roberto Benigni, Steven Wright
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A brother and sister, sitting in a coffee bar, bicker mildly about whose idea it was to come to Memphis and which kind of cigarette is fresher. Danny, their waiter, comes by offering ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Jarmusch
Stars: Joie Lee, Cinqué Lee, Steve Buscemi
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

This shortcut repeats the structure of Coffee and Cigarettes. This time, Iggy Pop and Tom Waits meet in a bar. But, again, we don't know why they agreed to do that in the first place, ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Jarmusch
Stars: Iggy Pop, Tom Waits
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Frank Ash ...
Himself
Arthur Brown ...
Himself
...
Himself
...
Himself
Diamanda Galás ...
Herself
Monique Hawkins ...
Herself
Screamin' Jay Hawkins ...
Himself
Henry ...
Himself
...
Himself
Milan Melvin ...
Himself
...
Himself
Rudi Protrudi ...
Himself
Andre Williams ...
Himself
Peter Zaremba ...
Himself
Edit

Storyline

Portrait of an important American musician through the testimonies of fellow musicians and people from his environment, but also through archival material and documents from various stages of his life and career.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary | Music

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2 November 2001 (Greece)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Features Mystery Train (1989) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The Godfather of theatrical rock is finally shown the respect he deserves.
27 July 2002 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Before Marilyn Manson, David Bowie and Alice Cooper there was Screamin' Jay Hawkings. If you haven't been introduced to the strange, strange world of Screamin' Jay, then this film is a good place to start. For the first time Screamin' Jay is shown as much more than just a gimmick, but as the original and flamboyant artist who invented "theatrical rock".

The film however is not just a straight rock-bio. Although it does have the familiar "rise and fall" factor (how an performer can go from playing concert halls one day to playing "All you can eat rib" joints the next), we also learn about how Jay's loyal following re-discovered him and tried to get him the recognition he deserved, (which he final finds in Greece and Europe).

Although it's a shame that there aren't many of Jay's 50's recordings played on the soundtrack, there still is same amazing live footage from the 50's to his final performances in 2000.

This film isn't just for the fans, it's a truly great look at a man who introduced theatre to rock much longer before it was acceptable or appreciated by the main-stream.


7 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
How 'Bout a Full-On Screamin' Jay Bio-Pic?!? m_morphose

Contribute to This Page