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Voodoo Man (1944)

Voodoo Man (1944) 1h 2min | Crime, Drama, Horror | 21 February 1944 (USA) Summary: Dr. Richard Marlowe uses a combination of voodoo rite and hypnotic suggestion, attempting to revive his beautiful, but long-dead, wife, by transferring the life essences of several hapless ... See full summary¬†¬Ľ
Countries: USALanguages: English

It’s time for RiffTrax! And this one sure as heck is prime material for it.

I’m not entirely sure this movie actually does contain any actual voodoo, unless you count the same sort of old-man-gibberish that appeared in Zombie. It does however contain some ‘man’ so I guess one out of two isn’t bad?

This movie is so old it is frankly mystifying. There is a scientist who is attempting to revivify his dead wife, and he has to a degree because she looks alive and is utterly gorgeous, except she doesn’t have her personality or memories. She is just kind of moved around in a diaphanous dress and kitten heels by a sinister old frumpy housekeeper. Except he’s got a mate who says that he can transfer the consciousness out of other women and into his wife. So of course he sets up a complex wheeze to kidnap solo women motorists if they stop at a very specific gas station to ask for directions.

Watching this filled some time and wasn’t utterly obnoxious. We have plenty of time for non obnoxious movies during the pandemic lockdown. You won’t find it extraordinary to hear that the surprisingly tough beautiful young woman is rescued from her ordeal by some brave men. Yawn. Etc.

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