Now on home video from Image Entertainment, new Bloody reviewer Sean Howley writes in with his thoughts on Voodoo Possession, which stars Danny Trejo.
Voodoo Possession starring (but not really) Danny Trejo of Machete fame. Despite being on the box cover, his part is rather small and poorly acted, but he’s a known talent so thats what you get. I’d recommend watching the bonus footage first as it contains all the behind the scenes info on why was this film made, what got Trejo involved, etc. Like most of Hollywood today it’s not what you know but who you know. A chance encounter with a producer led director Walter Boholst into meetings and the marketing friendly concept of a low budget Voodoo horror film was born. Why Voodoo? Because it had not been done for about 30 years. In the world of low budget film, standing out is the trick. READ MORE
Voodoo Possession has a tagline of: “There Is A Fate Worse Than Death.”
There is. It is watching this movie – but I’ll be damned if it isn’t worth it.
I am almost certain that the humor aspect of Voodoo Possession is not on purpose. What does that mean? It means that the story of a group of individuals stuck in a decrepit old hospital and being taken over by demons from the past (think Flatliners guilt flashback scenarios) but those demons are actually being caused by a demon – the ‘Tormentor’ – and that we learn about the past of this hospital via a character portrayed by Danny Trejo AND typical Jamaican accented voodoo people – isn’t a joke. It is to be taken seriously. However, the ability to do so is absent, and instead of being left with a soulless tale (there is a pun here with the plot of the film in case you end up watching it) we get a movie that is absolutely hilarious yet is completely well done technically. READ MORE
Imagine an insatiable demon that feeds on blood, thrives on pain, and reaches from beyond the grave to torment the living.and the dead. For believers and skeptics alike, there is nothing in this world or the next to rival the relentless evil of a Voodoo Possession. Burdened since childhood with a gnawing sense of guilt, cynical Aiden Chase journeys to a Haitian insane asylum in search of his missing brother. Upon arriving, he discovers all the inmates and the hospital administrator (Danny Trejo) are seemingly possessed by a bloodthirsty voodoo spirit. Now, Aiden must abandon reality and descend into a terrifying spirit world to try to rescue his brother – or they will both be damned for eternity.