Friday, October 30, 2009

Voodoo Man (1944) - DVD


Starring Bela Lugosi, John Carradine & George Zucco
Directed by William Beaudine
From Monogram Pictures

Creepy Classics has word that - finally - there is a DVD release of this Poverty Row Lugosi gem - Voodoo Man!

The new release is from RiffTrax (Michael J. Nelson from Mystery Science Theatre), and the disc comes with two versions of the flick - the original and the goofed-on audio commentary one.

If you have never seen this chiller, all you need to know is that Lugosi, in one of his better low-budget film performances, is a mad doctor (are there any other kind?) who wants to bring his dead wife back to life. Plus, he's sporting a pretty damn funky goatee!

So naturally he comes up with a crazy plan to revive her, which involves kidnappings and soul transference through voodoo. Such wonderfully insane logic only found in these kind of films!

As indicated, Lugosi is at the top of his game here, and Carradine and Zucco are along for the frightful ride in this fun voodoo-erific flick.

2 comments:

  1. Ive never seen this Lugosi classic, but Ill get down to it. I do know of another film were he uses a goatee: White Zombie, which is also an excellent Lugosi movie. Highly recommend it!

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  2. Agreed - another one of my favorite horror films.

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