California Tiki: Voodoo Island (1957), a Strange Little Thriller

California Tiki: Voodoo Island (1957) Takes Place in a Voodoo-Less Area, but the Giant Man-Eating Plants Don’t Care

Posted by June 14, 2018 Comment

We talk Voodoo Island (1957) a strange little thriller about a very modern Mythbusters-style hoax investigator trying to disprove the existence of Voodoo. That should work out for him, since the movie takers place in the South Pacific and Voodoo is a Haitian concept, but don’t get distracted by sense: this is an expedition movie, complete with rope bridges, man-eating plants, voodoo dolls, restless “natives”, and baffling casting choices. Voodoo Island (1957) starring Boris Karloff is a prime example of American mid-century fascination/exploration/exploitation of the South Seas.

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The Team: Jason Henderson, one of the writers for Bungie’s Destiny 2 and creator of the HarperTeen novel series Alex Van Helsing, and Adam Foshko, Director of Story Development for Activision’s Call of Duty, Skylanders and Destiny franchises, Including Story consultant on Destiny 2.

(Last Updated June 14, 2018 4:07 pm )

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