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The Manitou (1978)

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Release Date: Jan 1, 1978 Wide

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A psychic's girlfriend finds out that a lump on her back is a growing reincarnation of a 400 year-old demonic Native American spirit.

PG,

Horror

Jon Cedar, William Girdler

Mar 6, 2007

AVCO Embassy Pictures

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Visually inventive.

November 16, 2007 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Even if the story becomes totally absurd, it has more in the way of creativity than most modern horror remakes.

April 19, 2007 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

Avoid unless you want to hear Tony Curtis yell , "In her neck" as only he can!

April 22, 2005
Nolan's Pop Culture Review

How can anyone resist a movie that involves a 400-year-old medicine man growing as a tumor on Susan Strasberg's back? Yes, that really is the premise. Honest.

February 12, 2003 Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Comment (1)
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Ack! There's an evil Indian demon growing on my neck!

July 26, 2002
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Audience Reviews for The Manitou

A woman goes into the hospital to have a tumor on her neck looked at, it turns out that the growth is in fact a 400-year-old Indian Shaman. Tony Curtis, Burgess Meredith and a Medicine Man team up to prevent it from from taking over the world.

Strange hokiness ensues...
March 16, 2011
kenstachnik

Super Reviewer

A 400-year old Indian shaman reincarnates himself as a tumor in a woman's back, and a fortune telling charlatan (Tony Curtis) must harness the power of ancient Indian medicine and the modern electric typewriter to stop him from bringing Satan into the world. The movie-star cast mostly plays the ridiculous premise straight-faced, and along with the cheap but colorful sfx (dig that cosmic climax!) they keep this entertaining throughout, something "better" written and directed movies often can't seem to do.
November 25, 2008
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Greg S

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I always reminise on this film and so I decided to watch it after 20 or so years and well its not so bad. Its a sci fi / horror/ occult film based in San Fransisco. Its kind of funny and not scary but its not bad.
February 26, 2008
rezpatriot

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