Voodoo – USA, 1995 – reviews

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[Total: 11   Average: 2.5/5]

‘Life is full of sacrifices.’

Voodoo is a 1995 American horror feature film directed by Rene Eram (Final Vendetta) from a screenplay by Brian DiMuccio and Dino Vindeni (Little Witches). It stars Corey Feldman, Jack Nance, Joel J. Edwards and Joel J. Edwards.

Plot:

Unable to live apart from his girlfriend Rebecca (Diane Nadeau), Andy (Corey Feldman) moves from the UK to the United States, to where she studies medicine at university. He meets Cassian Marsh, who persuades him to approach the Omega Zeta fraternity, of which he is the leader.

Following a typical initiation, he is offered a place in the fraternity and accepts. Meanwhile, an old man warns him that the Brotherhood is hiding a dark secret: Marsh is part of a Voodoo cult and that remaining at the fraternity could be dangerous…

Reviews [click links to read more]:

“It has a basic concept but not much more than that – one can see everything unfolding from miles off. The pace drags and director Rene Eram fumbles most of the opportunities at hand.” Richard Scheib, Moria

“This run-of-the-mill campus thriller crosses Angel Heart with Revenge of the Nerds as if that were a niche that really needed filling.” Peter Dendle, The Zombie Movie Encyclopedia

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“There is some ludicrous stuff in this. The head zombie at one point takes over the mind of a rival fraternity leader and has him kill all his fellow frat brothers. If he has that ability, why didn’t he do it to Feldman and have him kill a bunch of people?” Direct to Video Connoisseur

“Aside from Feldman not giving a strong enough performance, there were only two other flaws of significance that are to found in Voodoo: slow pacing, and predictability. […] Still, there was a good amount of material in the movie surrounding this that I did like.” The Unknown Movies

Voodoo is plagued with slow pacing and predictability although there are many creepy moments. Dialogue is often a dull bore […] The music for this movie was handled by Keith Bilderbeck who did a great job” Hell Horror

Cast and characters:

  • Corey Feldman … Andy – The Zombie King; Bordello of BloodThe ‘Burbs; The Lost BoysGremlinsFriday the 13th: The Final Chapter
  • Jack Nance … Lewis – Eraserhead
  • Joel J. Edwards … Marsh
  • Diane Nadeau … Rebecca – Wes Craven’s New Nightmare
  • Ron Melendez … Eric – American Horror Story
  • Sarah Douglas … Prof. Conner
  • Amy Raasch … Wendy
  • Brian Michael McGuire … Ken
  • Christopher Kriesa … Baird
  • Clark Tufts … Loomis
  • Maury Ginsberg … Deitz
  • Darren Eichhorn … David
  • Brendan Hogan … Stan

Release:

In the US, Voodoo was released on VHS by A-Pix Entertainment in November 1995, and on DVD by Simitar Entertainment in 1997.

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