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Black Magic, Voodoo, Witchcraft, Etc.
by Joseph Parra

Had a long day? Well, then set a spell... Not so easy, is it? Setting a spell, I mean. Spells can be so difficult at times. The eye of newt goes bad; the hair of a hanged man ends up being unwashed -- so many problems! Need some help figuring out how to do it right? OK, let's look at some films about sorcery and black magic that are available for home viewing. Maybe one of them will have the clues you need to cast your spell effectively.

I've labelled each video with my opinion of whether it's good (G) or bad (B) - as a film, that is, not as a sign of what I think about the efficacy of its magical content. And, who knows? If you twitch you nose in your favorite video store, you might even find scores more!!!

The Believers (G)
The Black Cat (G)
Bride of the Gorilla (B/G)
Cast a Deadly Spell (G)
Child's Play (G)
Child's Play 2 & 3 (both B)
Curse of King Tut's Tomb (G/B)
Curse (Night) of the Demon (G)
Damien: Omen 2 (G)
Day of Wrath (G - hard to find)
The Day the Earth Froze (B)
The Devil's Hand (B/G)
The Devil's Partner (G/B)
Elvira, Mistress of the Dark (G)
The Exorcist (Super G)
The Exorcist 2 (Super G)
Exorcist 3 (B/G)
The Final Conflict: Omen 3 (B/G)
From Hell It Came (So B, it's G)
The Ghoul (1933 - G, 1975 - G)
Haunted Palace (G)
The Haunting of Sheba (B)
Hellraiser (G)
Hercules (1957 - G)
Umpteen different Hercules, Goliath, etc. movies (mostly B/G)
Horror Hotel (G)
I Married a Witch (G)
King of the Zombies (B/G)
The Living Head (B/G)
The Magic Sword (G/B)
The Manitou (B)
The Mask (1961 - B/G)
The Mask (1994 - G)
Mask of Fu Manchu (G)
Masque of the Red Death (1964 - G, 1990 - B)
The Mummy (G)
The Mummy's Curse (G/B)
The Mummy's Ghost (G)
The Mummy's Hand (G)
The Mummy's Revenge (B)
The Mummy's Tomb (B/G)
Mysterious Mr. Wong (G)
The Omen (G)
Omen IV (B)
Pharoah's Curse (G)
The Power (B/G)
Pumpkinhead (G)
Rawhead Rex (B/G)
Return of Chandu (G)
Revolt of the Zombies (G/B)
The Robot vs. the Aztec Mummy (VERY B)
Rosemary's Baby (Super G)
Sabaka (G)
The Serpent & the Rainbow (G)
The She-Beast (B/G)
Spiritism (B)
Superstition (G)
The Terror (B/G)
Trilogy of Terror (G/B)
The Uncanny (G)
The Undead (G/B)
Warlock (G/B)
Waxwork (G)
Waxwork 2: Lost in Time (G)
The White Zombie (G)
Witchcraft Through the Ages (G)
The Witches of Eastwick (G)
Witch Hunt (B/G)
The Witch's Mirror (B)
The Woman Who Came Back (G)
Wrestling Women vs. the Aztec Mummy (VERY B)
Zombies of Mora Tau (B/G)

....with many more magical movies out there for your perusal!!!!

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