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Gris Gris - Voodoo themed films

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People who added this item 238 Average listal rating (138 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.4
White Zombie (1932)


Director: Victor Halperin
Cast: Bela Lugosi, Madge Bellamy, Joseph Cawthorn, Robert Frazer

Story: A young man turns to a witch doctor to lure the woman he loves away from her fiance, but instead turns her into a zombie slave.
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People who added this item 4 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 4.5 IMDB Rating 3.6


Director: Marshall Neilan
Cast: Olive Borden, Reed Howes, Molly O'Day, Philip Ober

Story: A black voodoo priestess comes out of the Louisiana swamps to take revenge on the white plantation owner she believes killed her husband.
People who added this item 6 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6
Black Moon (1934)


Director: Roy William Neill
Cast: Jack Holt, Fay Wray, Dorothy Burgess, Cora Sue Collins

Story: A young girl who lives on a tropical island loses her parents to a voodoo sacrifice, but although she manages to escape the island, a curse is put on her. Years later, as an adult, she feels a strong compulsion to return to the island to confront her past.
People who added this item 3 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.5


Directors: Joseph Kane and B. Reeves Eason
Cast: Clyde Beatty, Manuel King, Elaine Shepard, Lucien Prival

Story: A 15-episode serial in which Beatty goes to darkest Africa to rescue the Goddess of Joba, who is being held by the high priest.
People who added this item 1 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0 IMDB Rating 3.5


Director: Arthur H. Leonard
Cast: Nina Mae McKinney, Jack Carter, Ida James, Hamtree Harrington

Story: Sylvia Walton returns from Harlem to take over a Jamaican plantation from her vindictive half-sister, amid the growing sound of drums.
People who added this item 55 Average listal rating (30 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.2
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People who added this item 32 Average listal rating (24 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 5.2


Director: Jean Yarbrough
Cast: Dick Purcell, Joan Woodbury, Mantan Moreland, Henry Victor

Story: During World War II, a small plane off the south coast of America is low on fuel and blown off course by a storm. Guided by a faint radio signal, they crashland on an island. The passenger, his manservant and the pilot take refuge in a mansion owned by a doctor.


Director: Jacques Tourneur
Cast: James Ellison, Frances Dee, Tom Conway, Edith Barrett

Story: A young Canadian nurse (Betsy) comes to the West Indies to care for Jessica, the wife of a plantation manager (Paul Holland). Jessica seems to be suffering from a kind of mental paralysis as a result of fever. When she falls in love with Paul, Betsy determines to cure Jessica even if she needs to use a voodoo ceremony, to give Paul what she thinks he wants.
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People who added this item 12 Average listal rating (6 ratings) 4.8 IMDB Rating 0


Director: William Beaudine
Cast: Bela Lugosi, John Carradine, George Zucco, Wanda McKay

Story: Dr. Richard Marlowe uses a combination of voodoo rite and hypnotic suggestion to attempt to revive his beautiful, but long-dead wife, by transferring the life essences of several hapless young girls he has kidnapped and imprisoned in the dungeon beneath his mansion.
People who added this item 18 Average listal rating (10 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.2
Weird Woman (1944)
People who added this item 1 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0 IMDB Rating 7.2
Voodoo Tiger (1952)
People who added this item 13 Average listal rating (6 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 4.6
Voodoo Island (1957)
People who added this item 1 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 4 IMDB Rating 3.9
Voodoo Woman (1957)
People who added this item 5 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 2 IMDB Rating 4.7
People who added this item 17 Average listal rating (9 ratings) 4.3 IMDB Rating 4.6
People who added this item 5 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 4.5 IMDB Rating 0
People who added this item 55 Average listal rating (28 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.9
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People who added this item 92 Average listal rating (54 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.6
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People who added this item 59 Average listal rating (32 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.1
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People who added this item 14 Average listal rating (8 ratings) 3.6 IMDB Rating 3.4
Snake People (1971)
People who added this item 35 Average listal rating (21 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 5.7
Sugar Hill (1974)
People who added this item 8 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 1.7 IMDB Rating 2.6
People who added this item 32 Average listal rating (20 ratings) 4.2 IMDB Rating 2.5
People who added this item 873 Average listal rating (585 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.3
Angel Heart (1987)
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People who added this item 81 Average listal rating (46 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.1
The Believers (1987)
People who added this item 388 Average listal rating (261 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.5
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People who added this item 2 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 6.7
Veerana (1988)
People who added this item 1228 Average listal rating (851 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.6
Child's Play (1988)
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People who added this item 7 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 4.1
People who added this item 11 Average listal rating (4 ratings) 4 IMDB Rating 4.1
Black Demons (1991)
People who added this item 2 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 2 IMDB Rating 3.3
Voodoo Dawn (1990)
People who added this item 11 Average listal rating (6 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 4.9
People who added this item 1 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 4.3
Night Trap (1993)
People who added this item 152 Average listal rating (101 ratings) 4.5 IMDB Rating 4.8
People who added this item 98 Average listal rating (50 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.2
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Carried across the Atlantic to the New World, voodoo gave the slaves in the West Indies a new sense of identity and hope. But around it clustered tales of sorcery, animal sacrifice and the walking dead: zombies. Forbidden as evil and dangerous, it became an underground religion, weirdly combined with Christianity.

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White Zombie (1932) came the birth of the cinematic voodoo, a subject that soon burgeoned in the genre of Hollywood horror films. Since that time voodoo has been represented in the cinema - and thus, exists in the Western imagination - as a satanic cult threatening to upset the status quo with zombies, black magic, sorcery and human sacrifice. This imagery has served to reinforce racist attitudes and negative stereotypes of black culture.
- Voodoo: Truth and Fantasy by Laënnec Hurbon

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