Saturday, January 4, 2014

Voodoo Man (1944)

Starring Bela Lugosi, John Carradine, George Zucco, Wanda McKay, Louise Currie
Directed by William Beaudine
(actor & director credits courtesy

An obsessed doctor tries to restore his dead wife through voodoo rites performed on young women, turning them into mindless zombies.

This is one of my favorites of Lugosi's films for Monogram Pictures, affording the actor some intense closeups, and one of his best supporting casts from the studio.  The voodoo rituals border on the silly, and accomplished actors Zucco and Carradine's roles are beneath their talents, as a voodoo priest spouting gibberish, and a dim-witted henchman respectively.  Still, that makes for some kooky fun, and I couldn't help but be entertained.

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