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Voodoo Woman (1957)

Approved | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 1 March 1957 (USA)
Deep in the jungles a mad scientist is using the natives' voodoo for his experiments to create an indestructible being to serve his will. When a party of gold seekers stumbles upon his ... See full summary »

Director:

Edward L. Cahn

Writers:

Russ Bender (screenplay) (as Russell Bender), V.I. Voss (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Marla English ... Marilyn Blanchard
Tom Conway ... Dr. Roland Gerard
Mike Connors ... Ted Bronson (as Touch Connors)
Lance Fuller ... Rick Brady
Mary Ellen Kay ... Susan Gerard (as Mary Ellen Kaye)
Paul Dubov ... Marcel Chateau
Martin Wilkins Martin Wilkins ... Chaka, the Witch Doctor
Otis Greene Otis Greene ... Bobo
Norman Willis ... Harry West
Emmett Smith Emmett Smith ... Gandor (as Emmett E. Smith)
Paul Blaisdell ... The Monster
Giselle D'Arc Giselle D'Arc ... Yvette
Jean Davis Jean Davis ... Zuranda
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Storyline

Deep in the jungles a mad scientist is using the natives' voodoo for his experiments to create an indestructible being to serve his will. When a party of gold seekers stumbles upon his village, the scientist realizes that Marilyn the expedition's evil leader is the perfect subject for his work. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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Taglines:

A woman by day... a monster by night!

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La mujer vudú See more »

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Budget:

$65,000 (estimated)
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Carmel Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

George Zucco was offered the role of the mad doctor, but declined. Coincidentally, had he accepted, he would have played major roles in both Voodoo Man and Voodoo Woman(the films are unrelated, but this surely would have confused Zucco fans) See more »

Quotes

Dr. Roland Gerard: She'll have the strength of ten tigers. And she'll kill, Chaka. She'll have to kill to survive.
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Connections

Featured in From Quatermass to Caltiki (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Black Voodoo
Lyrics by John Blackburn
Music by Darrell Calker
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On the low end of the endless string of silly, disposable AIP movies
22 July 2013 | by lemon_magicSee all my reviews

Random thoughts that popped into my head while watching "Voodoo Woman":

1) Poor Tom Conway. Either he thought this role was beneath him (but took it anyway to keep the wolf from the door) or he was completely out of his depth, because he gives a completely squirrelly and disconnected performance where he is obviously reading from cue cards most of the time. Plus...that HAT!!!

2) Poor Lance Fuller. The guy had a certain way about him, but alas his talent is strictly 3rd tier, and it doesn't help that the character he plays is a greasy slimeball.

3) Poor Mike Connors. He pretty much carries the movie, but he should have carried it straight out the door and into the dumpster.

4) The lead female - someone should have gently taken her aside and told her the difference between "tough noir temptress" and "irritating, hateful harpy". She actually looked pretty good in the role, but every time she opened her mouth, I wanted to punch her.

6) The final scene where the murderous harpy tries to retrieve the final remaining chunk of gold from the edge of the volcanic pit where it came to rest, only to lose her balance and fall in...is the single most badly staged and unbelievable choreography of a "fall" I can remember seeing. Apparently it never occurred to the poor lady to bend her knees.

7) This wasn't nearly as bad as earlier AIP fodder like "Beast With A Million Eyes", and I am sure someone had fun watching it as the bottom half of a Drive in double feature...but 40+ years down the road, it has not aged well. Good AIP/Corman stuff almost always had the germ of something interesting and creative driving them...but this poor cast- off just comes off trite, rote, and derivative.

8) At the end of the day, people who were trying to make a living in the movie business got paid. At least there's that.


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