The Manitou

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"Evil does not dieā€¦ It waits to be re-born!"
  • PG
  • 1978
  • 1 hr 44 min
  • 5.3  (2,994)
  • 47

In the 1978 horror film The Manitou, directed by William Girdler, a young woman named Karen Tandy (Susan Strasberg) visits her doctor when she experiences strange symptoms, including a growing tumor on her back. Her condition soon takes a supernatural turn when her doctor, Jack Hughes (Tony Curtis), discovers that the tumor is actually a parasitic growth with a mind of its own. As Hughes delves into Karen's condition, he learns that the growth is actually a combination of a fetus and an ancient Native American mystic who has been trying to be born again. Hughes and Karen are joined in their fight against the growing evil by a spiritual healer named John Singing Rock (Michael Ansara) and a computer expert named Harry Erskine (Jon Cedar). The group discovers that the birth of the Manitou, the evil spirit growing inside Karen, is imminent and must work quickly to prevent disastrous consequences. As they delve deeper into the supernatural, they must face off against powerful and dangerous entities in order to save Karen and the world as they know it. The film is filled with suspenseful moments and eerie visual effects, as the group battles terrifying creatures and strange apparitions. The performances are strong, with Tony Curtis delivering a standout performance as the determined and intelligent Hughes. The Manitou boasts a unique premise and an engaging plot, with a mix of science fiction and supernatural elements. The combination of ancient Native American beliefs and modern technological advancements make for an interesting and compelling story. Overall, The Manitou offers a gripping and creative horror film experience that will keep viewers on the edge of their seats. With its memorable characters, stunning visuals, and strong performances, this 1978 classic is a must-see for horror fans.

The Manitou
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In the 1978 horror film The Manitou, directed by William Girdler, a young woman named Karen Tandy (Susan Strasberg) visits her doctor when she experiences strange symptoms, including a growing tumor on her back. Her condition soon takes a supernatural turn when her doctor, Jack Hughes (Tony Curtis), discovers that the tumor is actually a parasitic growth with a mind of its own.

As Hughes delves into Karen's condition, he learns that the growth is actually a combination of a fetus and an ancient Native American mystic who has been trying to be born again. Hughes and Karen are joined in their fight against the growing evil by a spiritual healer named John Singing Rock (Michael Ansara) and a computer expert named Harry Erskine (Jon Cedar).

The group discovers that the birth of the Manitou, the evil spirit growing inside Karen, is imminent and must work quickly to prevent disastrous consequences. As they delve deeper into the supernatural, they must face off against powerful and dangerous entities in order to save Karen and the world as they know it.

The film is filled with suspenseful moments and eerie visual effects, as the group battles terrifying creatures and strange apparitions. The performances are strong, with Tony Curtis delivering a standout performance as the determined and intelligent Hughes.

The Manitou boasts a unique premise and an engaging plot, with a mix of science fiction and supernatural elements. The combination of ancient Native American beliefs and modern technological advancements make for an interesting and compelling story.

Overall, The Manitou offers a gripping and creative horror film experience that will keep viewers on the edge of their seats. With its memorable characters, stunning visuals, and strong performances, this 1978 classic is a must-see for horror fans.

The Manitou is a 1978 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 44 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.3 and a MetaScore of 47.

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  • Release Date
    1978
  • MPAA Rating
    PG
  • Runtime
    1 hr 44 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    5.3  (2,994)
  • Metascore
    47