R | | Fantasy, Horror
An anthropologist goes to Haiti after hearing rumors about a drug used by black magic practitioners to turn people into zombies.
According to article about the film from Fangoria #71, original cut of the movie was 3 hours long but Wes Craven felt that it was too long and talky so it was cut down to 98 minutes. It was then test screened to the audience and their reactions were favorable.
You've got a pretty face. The girls must like it. Do you like it, your pretty white face? I asked you a question.
Dennis Alan: ...Yeah... I like it...
Dargent Peytraud: I like it too. I'll leave the face...
Just before the spider starts crawling on Dr. Dennis Alan's face, you can see the crew member in the left background who placed it there.
[Opening card] In the legends of voodoo the Serpent is a symbol of Earth. The Rainbow is a symbol of Heaven. Between the two, all creatures must live and die. But because he has a soul Man can be trapped in a terrible place Where death is only the beginning.
UK video and DVD versions are cut by 5 seconds by the BBFC to remove shots of cock-fighting (illegal animal cruelty).
Performed by Ensemble W. Sicot
Courtesy of Ansonia Records
English, French, Spanish
$5,848,000 (USA) (7 February 1988)
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