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Voodoo Woman (1957)

Approved | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 1 March 1957 (USA)
Deep in the jungles a mad scientist is using the natives' voodoo for his experiments to create an indestructible being to serve his will. When a party of gold seekers stumbles upon his ... See full summary »

Director:

Edward L. Cahn

Writers:

Russ Bender (screenplay) (as Russell Bender), V.I. Voss (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Marla English ... Marilyn Blanchard
Tom Conway ... Dr. Roland Gerard
Mike Connors ... Ted Bronson (as Touch Connors)
Lance Fuller ... Rick Brady
Mary Ellen Kay ... Susan Gerard (as Mary Ellen Kaye)
Paul Dubov ... Marcel Chateau
Martin Wilkins Martin Wilkins ... Chaka, the Witch Doctor
Otis Greene Otis Greene ... Bobo
Norman Willis ... Harry West
Emmett Smith Emmett Smith ... Gandor (as Emmett E. Smith)
Paul Blaisdell ... The Monster
Giselle D'Arc Giselle D'Arc ... Yvette
Jean Davis Jean Davis ... Zuranda
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Storyline

Deep in the jungles a mad scientist is using the natives' voodoo for his experiments to create an indestructible being to serve his will. When a party of gold seekers stumbles upon his village, the scientist realizes that Marilyn the expedition's evil leader is the perfect subject for his work. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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Taglines:

A woman by day... a monster by night!

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La mujer vudú See more »

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Budget:

$65,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Carmel Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The film is widely regarded as one of the worst films in cinema, yet in 1966, just nine years later, it was remade by Larry Buchanan into a TV film that is considered even worse, Curse of the Swamp Creature. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Roland Gerard: We're doing it Chaka. White man's science and the black voodoo.
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Featured in From Quatermass to Caltiki (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Black Voodoo
Lyrics by John Blackburn
Music by Darrell Calker
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Decent entry with some minor flaws
21 October 2016 | by kannibalcorpsegrinderSee all my reviews

Looking for gold in a remote African village, a team of explorers stumble upon a mad doctor working with the natives to create a race of people using black magic to rule the world, and that the first test subject is stalking them in the jungle along their journey.

This one here wasn't all that bad of a low-budget voodoo effort. What really gives this one a lot of enjoyable elements here is the fact that it really generates a pretty intriguing atmosphere with the use of the voodoo angle to really help sell this one's connection to the jungle setting here. This one gets that element off to a great start here with the opening voodoo ceremony being performed where the gathered crowd gets whipped into a frenzy as the ritual items placed on her and the enhanced dancing before the transformation makes which for a great start to this, and with the ever-present tribal drumming throughout here as well as the jungle- dwelling atmosphere that really helps to solidify the voodoo-filled atmosphere of this part of the film. As well, this also makes use of one of the strongest and most vital aspects of voodoo about it not being able to force someone to do something they usually wouldn't do, and it really sells this aspect of the religion by forcing a critical plot-point to come from this and to be able to stick to conventions is to be commended. Other fun here comes from the scenes with the voodoo-raised creature as the different resurrections in the bunker are incredibly creepy and the action scenes of it charging into villages and destroying everything are quite fun, though it's the finale that really sells this one. Bringing into play the ceremonial altar deep in the fog-enshrouded jungle, the wild dancing and chanting being quite fun and there's the fine set- pieces of capturing the wife as well as the different battles to be found at the ceremony which is where this one really makes for a great time here. With the fantastic creature design and the low- budget charms on display, this one is enjoyable enough to overcome the few minor flaws here. The main issue against this one is obviously the cheap, low-budget nature of the film which doesn't really make any part of this one look like anything else here except for a cheap cash-in. The sets, the simplicity of the locations and the whole atmosphere is so obviously and easily seen as such it really takes a lot out of the film in that state. Likewise, that continues into the overall length of this as the film takes on barely enough to reach the hour mark and really only gets there with only a few minor set-pieces that stretch that length out with the rather lame scenes of her being kept hidden in her room, the time- wasting scene in the motel room where they get held up from going on their trip and the scenes of them in the jungle wrestling for control with each other are quite lame and really just seem stretched out variations just to get it to a proper running time. These issues, along with the rather cheap look, all lower this one somewhat.

Today's Rating/PG: Violence.


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