Ooga Booga – USA, 2013

 
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‘Beyond Django… He’s sixteen inches with an attitude!’

Ooga Booga is a 2013 American comedy horror feature film directed by Charles Band from a screenplay by Kent Roudebush (Killer Eye: Halloween Haunt; Zombies vs. Strippers; Unlucky Charms). Karen Black, Stacy Keach and Gregory Blair star.

An innocent African American law student who is brutally murdered by dirty cops, but his soul is magically transferred into an action figure named Ooga Booga. With on his tribal spear and old girlfriend to help he takes to the streets and trailer parks to find the men that ended his once bright future…

Reviews [click links to read more]:

‘All these stereotypes are more overbearing than effective (even Donna wonders why Ooga Booga constantly smokes marijuana when Devin never did). Band is no Jonathan Swift and he’s no Tarantino. The film feels a lot like a long, feeble racist joke with an animated puppet at the center of it.’ J.C. Macek III, Pop Matters

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‘There’s a voice in my head that keeps telling me I should be tearing Ooga Booga to shreds. There’s also that voice in my head that once told me to write a four-star review of The Gingerdead Man. They could be the same voice. For all its faults this one succeeds in its own loopy, sometimes sleazy, rough around the edges, b-movie sort of way.’ Dread Central

‘For a movie that seems intent on offending and being as exploitative a film as possible, it really doesn’t take advantage of its screen time. The title character barely has anything to do, the revenge story is tame and lacking in tongue in cheek humor, and I’d like to know who thinks the character Hambo is even remotely interesting. It had potential to be so much better.’ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed

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Main cast:

  • Karen Black (Trilogy of Terror; Burnt Offerings; House of 1000 Corpses; et al)
  • Gregory Blair (Fang; Garden Party Massacre; Heretiks)
  • Ciarra Carter
  • Patrick Holder
  • Charles Hutchins
  • Dallas James
  • Stacy Keach (The Mountain of the Cannibal God; Roadgames; The Cell)
  • Corey MacIntosh
  • Maddox
  • Tom Massmann
  • Gregory Niebel
  • Kyle Quesnoy

 

 

 

 

 

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