Voodoo Man

Voodoo Man is a 1944 American horror film directed by William Beaudine and starring Bela Lugosi, John Carradine, and George Zucco.

Voodoo Man
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Promotional release poster
Directed byWilliam Beaudine
Produced bySam Katzman
Jack Dietz
Written byRobert Charles
(original story and screenplay)
StarringBela Lugosi
John Carradine
George Zucco
Music byEdward Kay
(musical director)
CinematographyMarcel LePicard
Edited byCarl Pierson
Distributed byMonogram Pictures Corp.
Release date
  • February 21, 1944 (1944-02-21)
Running time
62 minutes
CountryUnited States


Nicholas (George Zucco) runs a filling station in the sticks. In reality, he is helping Dr. Richard Marlowe (Bela Lugosi) capture comely young ladies so he can transfer their life essences to his long-dead wife. Also assisting is Toby (John Carradine), who lovingly shepherds the left-over zombie girls and pounds on bongos during voodoo ceremonies. The hero is a Hollywood screenwriter who, at the end of the picture, turns the experience into a script titled "Voodoo Man". When his producer asks who should star in it, the hero suggests ... Bela Lugosi.


Uncredited (in order of appearance)
Ethelreda Leopold Young woman driver in opening scene, stopping at Nicholas' gas station to ask for directions to Twin Falls
John Ince S. K. [initials of Banner Productions' founder Sam Katzman], producer at Banner Motion Picture Company, who asks Ralph to write a screenplay for a horror film


This film, along with Return of the Ape Man, shot in seven days beginning on October 16, 1943, were Lugosi's final Monogram features. Both films also featured John Carradine, George Zucco, Michael Ames and Mary Currier. The film title was originally "Tiger Man" by author Andrew Colvin but was later changed as Voodoo Man and Colvin got no screen credit.[1]


  1. ^ "Of Local Origin". New York Times. 26 June 1943. p. 11.

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