Voodoo Woman (1956)

USA, 1956
77m
35mm film, black and white
mono, English

An American horror film directed by Edward L. Cahn. Production began on 12 November 1956.

Plot Summary

Mad scientist Dr Roland Gerard is using the in his experiments to create an indestructible zombie. A group of explorers find his remote encampment and Gerard realises that their corrupt leader, Marilyn, is the perfect subject he's been looking for.

Credits

Crew
Directed by: Edward L. Cahn
© MCMLVI [1956] by Carmel Productions
American-International Pictures [logo]. An American-International picture. A Carmel production
Executive Producers: Samuel Z. Arkoff and James H. Nicholson
Produced by: Alex Gordon
Production Supervisor: Bart Carré
Story and Screenplay by: Russell Bender and V.I. Voss
Assistant Director: Bart Carré
Script Supervisor: Judith Hart
Director of Photography: Frederick E. West
Film Editor: Ronald Sinclair
Music Composed and Conducted by: Darrell Calker
Sound: Bob Post
Wardrobe: Bob Olivas
Makeup: Carlie Taylor
Special Makeup: Harry Thomas
Art Director: Don Ament
Set Decorator: Harry Reif
Properties: Karl Brainard, Richard M. Rubin

Cast
Marla English (Marilyn Blanchard)
Tom Conway (Dr Roland Gerard)
Touch Connors (Ted Bronson)
Lance Fuller (Rick Brady)
Mary Ellen Kaye (Susan Gerard)
Paul Dubov (Marcel Chateau)
Martin Wilkins (Chaka)
Norman Willis (Harry West)
Otis Greene (Bobo)
Emmett E. Smith (Gandor
Paul Blaisdell (the monster)
Giselle D'Arc (Yvette)
Jean Davis (Zuranda)

Remake
Curse of the Swamp Creature (1966)

Extracts included in
The 50 Worst Movies Ever Made (2004)
Horrible Honeys (1988)
Trailer Cinema (1992)

References

Periodicals
The Hollywood Reporter 19 February – review

Books
American International Pictures: A Comprehensive Filmography by Rob Craig p.393
American International Pictures: A Filmography by Robert L. Ottoson p.27 – credits, synopsis, review
Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Science Fiction by Phil Hardy (ed) p.175
Faster and Furiouser: The Revised and Fattened Fable of American International Pictures by Mark Thomas McGee pp.73-75, 77; 327
It Came from 1957: A Critical Guide to the Year's Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films by Rob Craig pp.82-86
by Walt Lee p.526 – credits
Rock ‘n' Roll : The American International Story by Bruce G. Hallenbeck pp.61-62; 288