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Making of Documentary
Interview with a Voodoo Priest
10 Deleted Scenes
Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound
"LV brings back the glory of that classic horror film feel...top notch performances to the point of boiling reality." -- Cinema Nocturna
"London Voodoo is genuinely disturbing. I loved it! It's sure to become a cult classic." -- Jade Fox, The Horror Channel UK
"London Voodoo is the best horror film playing at RiverRun. Writer/director Robert Pratten...injects vigor into a well-worn genre" -- Winston-Salem Journal
Top Customer Reviews
But this movie, unlike so many others, is fairly effective. Instead of cheap shocks, it builds and maintains suspense through character development, and doesn't cater to the teenaged MTV moviegoing crowd. The acting here is uneven -- all of the actors run the gamut from cringeworthy acting to some really convincing stuff. Doug Cockle, playing the husband, does his best Kevin Spacey and occasionally comes close to pulling it off. He also boldly shows more skin than his wife. Sara Stewart, his wife, smolders like a pornstar in some scenes, yet at other times is very effective, both as mother and possessed warrior. Vonda Barnes is generally decent as the au pair. Unfortunately, all these characters are pretty unlikeable from the getgo, so it's sometimes hard to develop much sympathy for them.
Still, despite its obviously very limited budget, its clichéd score, and its mostly utilitarian sets, this is an effective horror film, and quite a good debut for the director. It's not great, but there are some kernels of greatness in it. If you like good horror, definitely check it out; if you're in the mood for Hollywood thrills'n'chills, this is probably not what you're looking for.
Pratten has obviously either been striped naked himself as part of some kind of voodoo ritual or he's really done his homework. This is the most authentic voodoo/santeria stuff in a movie I've ever seen.
I loved the direction too - nice shots, nice creepy suspenseful moments... and boy... nice chicks!
But there's something tedious about this film. A slow story, with much buildup leading to very little. I don't require my horror films to be blood geysers, but FWIW, the body count is very low, and none too graphic. And the characters aren't especially likable.
An American couple move to London because hubby's job took him there. Wife finds corpses in the basement. She's soon possessed and acts weird. Hubby ignores this until he can no longer, and is forced to accept the help of the good voodoo cult, to fight the bad voodoo spirit.
A minor subplot has the nanny try and seduce the hubby. Not much happens there either.
I first saw this film at the 2004 World Horror Convention in Phoenix, Arizona. I remember being impressed by it, but not especially enjoying it. I bought a used DVD in 2011 -- hey, only one penny! -- but still didn't quite enjoy it.
Pretty women, though.
The acting got better as the film went on. It can't be easy playing a lady who weaves in and out of possession throughout the course of the film, but the lead lady did a fine and convincing job.
The writer seems to have done his research as the film seems to stress minute details that are rarely seen in the mainstream horror flicks.
If only the ending measured up to the rest. For a movie that kept me on edge throughout constantly throwing in new possibilities, the ending seemed corny, cliche, sappy, flat...
I encourage horror fans in the mood for something psychological and occult to check this out. A fine debut product from Pratten!
Manahattanites Lincoln (Doug Cockle) and Sarah (Sarah Stewart) move to London with their baby and take up residency in a poshy reconverted old townhouse - not knowing that their new (but old) home, especially the basement, has a very serious past. Settling into their new lifestyle, Lincoln establishes his executive career with a popular high-end company in midtown. Meanwhile, Sarah and her baby are left alone in an environment that is not only foreign, but also extremely lonely -and director Robert Pratten does wonders with his leading lady by slowly revealing her American neurosis of the classic misplaced 'Yankee' in a new country.
With construction work going on throughout their new home, Sarah soon discovers a dark secret entombed in the basement. And this is where the film really takes off!
London Voodoo offers it all. Mystery and intrigue soon turn to paranoia and mounting terror. I'm not going to reveal any more of the storyline - you have to see this one for yourselves! The supporting cast, especially Trisha Mortimer, Sven-Bertil Taube and the vampy Vonda Barnes only add to the great atmosphere and subplots of the film. It's easy to see why director Robert Pratten won Best Director at the Fearless Tales Genre Fest.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I so wanted this to be a good film but alas it was a waste of time .Published 13 months ago by Softballplayer
I enjoyed this film because of the subject matter. Even though it was a movie there are truths to this beautiful religion that has a dark side which was explored but love always... Read morePublished on January 29, 2013 by D. Lopez
I was extremely disappointed in the movie. So unless you're a collector of a specific actor/actresses movies (bad or not), I wouldn't waste the money. Read morePublished on April 6, 2011 by Infinity8
This is the worst Voodoo film I have ever seen or even the worst horror movie of all time.
It starts like that, a man and his wife move to England because the husband... Read more
You don't need to know a lot about voodoo to be fascinated by this unique film. Robert Pratten and the cast of London Voodoo have delivered a personal and intimate view of adult... Read morePublished on October 11, 2004 by Mona Johnson
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