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A carved African fetish with voodoo powers has a dangerous mind of its own.


Robert Young


Bernie Cooper (screenplay), Francis Megahy (screenplay)




Episode complete credited cast:
Leigh Lawson ... Graham
Angela Bruce ... Sarah
Marius Goring ... Heinz
Frances Cuka ... Gwen
David Healy ... Peter (as David Healey)
Michael Culver ... Mark
Michael Deeks Michael Deeks ... Phil
Jeff Rawle ... Franks
Janet Fielding ... Secretary (as Janet Clare Fielding)
Michael Stock Michael Stock ... Armourer
Lee Richards Lee Richards ... Actress
Andrew Pariss Andrew Pariss ... Boy
Charles Pemberton Charles Pemberton ... Policeman


After the death of his uncle, Graham inherits his Arts collection and his beloved wife Sarah decides to keep a weird fetish and gives the name of Charlie Boy. A friend of them explains that it was a voodoo toy. When the other inheritor, Peter, calls of the idea of raising a movie production company, Graham uses a picture with five persons, including Sarah and himself, to wish Peter died. When the persons in the picture die, Graham tries to find a way to save Sarah and him. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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When Graham is slowed down by the police, a white Mini is seen parked in the distance on the opposite side of the road, but isn't there in the next shot. The reason is that it is Sarah's Mini that is being pulled out of the ditch by the tow truck and the car should have not been in shot when Graham approached the crash scene. See more »


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Voodoo-themed TV episode
23 July 2015 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

CHARLIE BOY is an episode of TV'S HAMMER HOUSE OF HORROR that shares a few narrative similarities with the Tom Baker segment of the Amicus anthology outing THE VAULT OF HORROR. It concerns a young couple who find themselves in possession of a voodoo doll which has the power to make the supernatural come true. Soon enough the guy begins dabbling with black magic, only to suffer some unforeseen consequences.

I enjoy British-made voodoo stories because they always seem so quaint and out of place and the same can be said for CHARLIE BOY. It's an enjoyable instalment of the show, one which has a fairly entertaining plot line even though nothing we see is very novel. The episode manages a spooky atmosphere without ever actually being frightening. The two main actors, Leigh Lawson and Angela Bruce, are well known faces on British TV while DR WHO actress Janet Fielding has a minor role.

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