Directed by: Walter Boholst
Starring: Ama Amoafo-Yeboah, Davante Bell, Tomas Boykin
Wow, my first 2014 movie, and it’s still January! I’ve never tried this hard to be topical before in my life! And check out that cool movie poster, this must be some awesome movie about Danny Trejo as a… voodoo… snake wearin’ guy! Who is definitely not just in the movie in flashbacks as a person who stands in a room and says “no doctor, you can’t use voodoo! Don’t use voodoo. Don’t that’s weird stop.” Yes, that is definitely a movie I want to rent from the Redbox, yes indeed.
A group of investigative reporters travel to a Haitian insane asylum to try and find out what happened to an American doctor that was there, then disappeared. They assume he left with a bunch of relief money, but immediately find out he was killed by voodoo or something like that. The crew spends the first half of the movie watching the videos that somebody convenient made of all the doctor’s relevant conversations, then they spend the second half exploring their dreams and discovering that the doctor and his reporter brother had been haunted by a voodoo monster their whole lives and the doctor was just trying to find a way to get rid of it.
It’s kinda amazing to me that such a recent movie would still treat voodoo as if it was still the fucking 50’s and people were still afraid of guys in makeup doing religious rituals. But no, I guess voodoo is responsible for insane symbol-making and for creating that tar monster that kills Yar in Star Trek: The Next Generation. Even worse, it’s responsible for another $40 paycheck for Danny Trejo. Thanks a lot, VOODOO.