The Manitou

Film, Horror

Time Out says

Burgess Meredith's splendid cameo of an eccentric anthropologist almost justifies the price of a seat for this Exorcist spin-off. The victim this time (Strasberg) develops a nasty lump on her neck which, growing at an astonishing rate, turns out to be the foetus of a 400-year-old medicine man. Medical science proves impotent, Indian magic a mere half-measure, requiring good old 'love' to weigh in on the final cosmic shootout. The special effects are superb, easy winners in an engaging inter-denominational free-for-all that blends Marvel Comics' Doctor Strange with Corman's The Raven. A successful excursion, spoiled only by the director's habit of plopping in postcard views of the Golden Gate Bridge instead of exteriors. (From a novel by Graham Masterton.

By: GD


Release details

105 mins

Cast and crew

William Girdler
William Girdler, Jon Cedar, Thomas Pope
Tony Curtis
Michael Ansara
Susan Strasberg
Stella Stevens
Jon Cedar
Ann Sothern
Burgess Meredith
Paul Mantee
Jeanette Nolan
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