Voodoo Woman

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"A woman by day... a monster by night!"
  • Approved
  • 1957
  • 1 hr 17 min
  • 4.1  (645)

Voodoo Woman is a 1957 horror film directed by Edward L. Cahn and starring Marla English, Tom Conway, and Mike Connors. The story revolves around a female scientist named Joan who comes to a remote jungle village in search of an herb with potent healing properties, known as the Nandu plant. The herb is said to have incredible powers and can bring the dead back to life. Joan is determined to obtain it for her research and doesn't hesitate to use any means necessary. She finds herself in trouble when she crosses paths with a voodoo priestess named Mama Lila, who is not pleased with her intrusion.

Things take a darker turn when Joan steals the Nandu plant and uses it in her experiments, creating a serum that can reanimate the dead. She tests it on a stray cat, successfully bringing it back to life. However, her obsession with the serum leads to her experimenting on human subjects. Her assistant, George, is plagued with guilt and tries to stop her, but Joan is too blinded by her scientific curiosity.

Meanwhile, Mama Lila puts a voodoo curse on Joan, causing her to transform into a voodoo woman herself. She becomes possessed by an evil spirit and uses her powers for evil. She turns on those who have wronged her and sacrifices them to enhance her abilities. Her transformation puts both herself and those around her in danger, as she becomes more and more out of control.

The film features some gripping and suspenseful scenes, particularly when Joan realizes the true power of the Nandu plant and the serum she has created. The voodoo rituals are also well-staged and add to the overall eerie atmosphere of the film. Marla English delivers a convincing performance as Joan, portraying her descent into madness with conviction. Tom Conway plays Dr. Roland Gerard, a fellow scientist who tries to help Joan, and offers a solid performance. Mike Connors plays George, Joan's assistant, and offers a decent supporting performance.

The film's themes of obsession and revenge are explored in a unique way, thanks to the use of voodoo elements. The voodoo rituals, in particular, are vividly depicted and add to the unsettling nature of the film. The use of voodoo also creates a sense of foreboding for the viewer, as we see the depths to which Joan will go to achieve her goals.

Voodoo Woman is a well-crafted and engaging horror film that shows how far a person can go when their scientific curiosity turns into obsession. The film's use of voodoo elements sets it apart from other horror films of its time and creates a unique and eerie atmosphere throughout. Overall, Voodoo Woman is a must-watch for horror fans who enjoy classic B-movie fare.

Voodoo Woman is a 1957 science fiction movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 17 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.1.

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    4.1  (645)