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Voodoo Academy (2000)

Young Christopher has just enrolled at the prestigious Carmichael Bible College, managed by the somewhat unusual Mrs. Bouvier. After some unexplained disappearances, Christopher does some ... See full summary »

Director:

David DeCoteau

Writer:

Matthew Jason Walsh (as Eric Black)
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Complete credited cast:
Debra Mayer ... Mrs. Bouvier
Riley Smith ... Christopher Sawyer
Chad Burris ... Rev. Carmichael
Kevin Calisher Kevin Calisher ... Billy Parker
Huntley Ritter ... Rusty Sankervich
Ben Indra ... Mike McCready
Drew Fuller ... Paul St. Clair
Travis Sher Travis Sher ... Sam Vollero
Rhett Wilkins ... Blake Godfrey (as Rhett Jordan)
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Young Christopher has just enrolled at the prestigious Carmichael Bible College, managed by the somewhat unusual Mrs. Bouvier. After some unexplained disappearances, Christopher does some exploring and discovers that Mrs. Bouvier and the Reverend Carmichael have some very unwholesome intentions for the young men of their school. Will Christopher graduate with his body and soul intact? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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They're about to be taught the true meaning of FEAR! See more »


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Rated R for some language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 August 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Subhuman See more »

Filming Locations:

Hollywood, California, USA

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Budget:

$55,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The film's trailer re-uses music from Witchouse. See more »

Goofs

When the new student is getting a tour of the dining room, the boom mic drops into the frame more than once. See more »

Alternate Versions

The VHS version trims 23 minutes out of the movie. Mostly extended scenes of the boys touching themselves in the bedroom scenes. About 5 or so minutes in the beginning, showing the Head Mistress seducing the student later shown in the following scene, as well the preist fondeling his bare chest. This is only in the DVD version. Charles Band, president and CEO of Full Moon wanted it trimmed because it was too homoerotic for his liking. The DVD is the only way to see the movie the way the director intended it to be shown. See more »

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References The Pit and the Pendulum (1991) See more »

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Late night cheese from Charles Band
10 February 2003 | by edkishelSee all my reviews

Well what do you want, if you see the Full Moon on the back of the box, you know its late night cheese! All the films produced by Band under the EMPIRE label were great, Re-Animator, From Beyond, Troll, even Zone Troopers was fun. However when Empire Films folded, so did the quality of their films. So Full Moon is born, and they had themselves a pretty good little gravy train with Paramount distributing their flicks, but even they got tired of the same old vampire and Puppet Master junk, and subsequently pulled out. The pictures where pretty bad with big studio money, and without it they got worse.

Case in point with Voodoo Academy. Like most other DeCoteau films, there are allot of pretty young men running around in their boxer briefs, and a whole lotta fake lightening. Throw in an uninspired story, about 6 million candles, and actors who look like their bored and you have what I consider one of the worst Full Moon pictures to date.

I'm not going to beat this dead horse anymore by talking about everything that's wrong with this story, so I will talk about the only thing I consider good about this film, and that's the DVD Directors cut version. Now your probably wondering, if its so bad why would I want to see the director's cut? Two reasons; one, I wanted to see the footage that was so offensive that even Charles Band wanted it cut from the original release. It turned out to be 20 minutes of harmless male erotica (85 % of horror film rentals are by girls anyway) ho hum big freakin deal. The other reason I wanted this DVD is for the audio commentary.

DeCoteau talks at length about the process of "by the numbers low budget cookie cutter filmmaking". This is invaluable for film students like myself. Sometimes you learn how to do things right when you see how they are done wrong. All criticisms aside, Band has a very well tuned filmmaking machine (features shot in 4 days, that 24 pages a day!), and the special features of this DVD gives rare insight into Full Moon, the makers of films so bad they're, well bad.


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