Watch These Voodoo Movies To Get Ready For The Krewe de Bayou Voodoo Masquerade!
The Beads For Less Krewe de Bayou Voodoo Masquerade Mardi Gras Ball is this Friday night! To help you get in the spirit, here are some movies involving voodoo, zombies, snakes, and much more!
You might not think of 'Child's Play' as a voodoo movie, but without spoiling anything, a voodoo ritual is used to turn Chucky the harmless doll into Chucky the evil killer!
Next is 1932's 'White Zombie,' the very first zombie horror film in cinema history. This one might be tame by today's standards, but it features the legendary Bela 'Dracula' Lugosi as Murder Legendre, an obviously evil master of voodoo and the undead! This movie also inspired the heavy metal band of the same name.
'The Skeleton Key' was filmed at Felicity Plantation in St. James Parish, but the story is set in Terrebonne Parish and involves a creepy house, even creepier owners, voodoo rituals, and black magic. The movie has tons of eerie atmosphere and an ending you won't see coming.
Voodoo Dawn stars Michael Madsen (many Tarantino films, among others) and was filmed in New Orleans. It's an R - rated crime thriller, but it does feature voodoo rituals and a creepy atmosphere.
This one's a real gem, produced by the horror masters of the British studio, Hammer, which also produced full - color versions of classics like Dracula and Frankenstein. 'The Plague of the Zombies' is set in England, but features lots of fun voodoo action and best of all, lots of really cool, rotted zombies!
If you only watch one movie on this list, make sure it's this one. 'The Serpent And The Rainbow' stars Bill Pullman as an anthropologist sent to Haiti to research how voodoo zombies are made for a pharmaceutical firm. Directed by legendary horror director Wes Craven (A Nightmare On Elm Street, Scream), 'The Serpent and the Rainbow' is the scariest voodoo movie you'll ever seen and one of the creepiest and most disturbing movies of all time.