Thursday, June 13, 2024

Tag: voodoo

Three Sickxty horror movie
A general rule of thumb in identifying a bad movie: if two or more people in the credits go by a single name -- say, Madonna and Prince -- chances are it's not Oscar material. In Three Sickxty's case, there are actually five: Aerletaree, Earthquake, Chocolate, Navangia and Lashaun....
Urban Evil: A Trilogy of Fear horror movie
Urban Evil is a sneaky re-packaging of three Full Moon titles -- The Horrible Dr. Bones, Ragdoll and The Vault -- presented as a Tales From the Crypt-like anthology, without so much as a character to introduce and tie them together. It's a testament to how thin these movies are...
Vault of Horror horror movie poster
Voo-did it again. Like fellow Amicus studio production Dr. Terror's House of Horrors, this British anthology features a tale of voodoo revenge -- although by the time Vault of Horror came out eight years later, the roles of black folk in horror movies had evolved beyond this dated formula....
Venom horror movie poster
If zombies made a comeback in theatrical-release horror in 2004, then 2005 was the year for voodoo (albeit much less successfully), with Skeleton Key and Venom. Whereas Skeleton Key was a pleasant surprise, though, there's little pleasant about this amazingly bland horror entry (The SyFy-quality digital effects certainly don't...
Voodoo Moon horror movie
Man, black people can't have anything to themselves. First, Elvis stole rock 'n roll. Then, Eminem nabbed hip-hop, and Miley Cyrus "invented" twerking. Sadly, there were no takers on the Jheri Curl. Now, apparently it's voodoo's turn. Eric Maibus, who starred in the third Crow film, plays a similar...
Voodoo Tailz horror movie
I knew I was in for some deep-tissue pain when this movie opened with a voiceover that sounds more like a fifth-grade book report: Every Mardi Gras, college girls have ended up missing. Nobody knows who is kidnapping the girls, but legend has it that there is a bayou cult...
White Zombie is often acknowledged as the first zombie movie. Like Plague of the Zombies some three decades later, there are no major black roles (surprising, given the plot takes place in Haiti, although not so surprising given the title). Most of the black people appear in the opening...
The Witches The Devil's Own horror movie poster
As with The Plague of the Zombies, the black characters in this Hammer production are tangential at best, but pretty much any appearances in this era are noteworthy. The film begins in Africa (country name not needed, apparently; it's like saying the setting is "Europe"), where British schoolteacher Gwen...
Zombie 4 horror movie poster
While the original Zombie (AKA Zombi 2) was a genuine thrill, its inevitable sequels can only be described as "lacking." Camp value is the main thing the third, fourth, and fifth films in the series have to offer, but Zombie 4 comes the closest to matching the original's quality. That...
Zombie Island Massacre
You'd be hard-pressed to find a film containing the word "zombie" in the title that has less to do with zombies than this one. A zombie is raised by a voodoo ritual in the first 15 minutes, but it's promptly killed and never heard from again. The film then...