Thursday, May 17, 2018

The Manitou

The Manitou is a 1978 horror film starring Tony Curtis, Michael Ansara, Susan Strasberg, Stella Stevens, Jon Cedar, Ann Sothern, and Burgess Meredith. This is the story of a woman who has a tumor in her neck that contains a human fetus that turns out to be old Native American shaman being reborn to seek vengeance. The cast sounds wonderful, doesn't it? The music is dreadful and dreadfully intrusive.

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Moria gives it 3.5 stars and calls it this director's finest moment, saying, "The Manitou contains a particularly strong building atmosphere of eldritch eeriness. The film could almost be an H.P. Lovecraft story". Horror News thinks it's fun. Roger Ebert gives it 1 star and calls it "easily the least plausible thriller since, oh, “Infra-Man.”" Rotten Tomatoes has a critics score of 49%.


  1. Yes, the cast sounded wonderful until I read the synopsis and the reviews. I think I'll pass on trying to watch this one.

  2. I might have given it a go but couldn't get the link to work for some reason. I have been having issues off and on. Doesn't sound like I will have missed much--LOL! ;)

  3. That is quite the cast. Too bad the reviews are so bad, because it makes me not want to watch it. Thanks for sharing. ANd have a great weekend. Hugs-Erika