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The Manitou (1978) – Episode 10 – Decades of Horror 1970s

“Evil Does Not Die…It Waits…to be Re-Born.” The tag line for The Manitou  (1978) promises the birth of a modern horror classic monster. The re-release of William Girdler’s film reveals a number of its more prominent influences, “Possession marked The Exorcist. Demonaic Pregenacy arupted Rosemary’s Baby. Warnings followed The Omen. And The Manitou has it all combined!” The Black Saint and Doc Rotten tackle another groovy horror film from the 1970s.

Decades of Horror 1970s
Episode 10  — The Manitou  (1978)

For The Manitou, Doc Rotten and The Black Saint are joined by North Carolina writer/director/fxartist Bill (400 Ways to Kill a Vampire, A Few Brains More) Mulligan to discuss THE FILM at the top of The Black Saint’s all-time favorite films. The man adores this movie.  Tony Curtis, Michael Ansara, Susan Stragberg, Stella Stevens, Jon Cedar and Burgess Meredith top line the film that pits Curtis’ Harry Erskine and Michael Ansara’s John Singing Rock against the 200 year old Medicine Man,  Misquemacus.

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Doc Rotten
Doc Rotten is the founder of Gruesome Magazine. He is also a film critic for Gruesome Magazine and the podcast host & producer for Horror News Radio, Monster Movie Podcast, Decades of Horror: 1970s, The American Horror Story Fan Podcast and Hannibal Fan Podcast. He is also co-host of the Dracula podcast on TV TALK and is a contributing reviewer for HorrorNews.Net and Widescreen Warrior. Doc a lifelong fan of horror films, sci-fi flicks and monster movies first discovering Universal Monsters and Planet of the Apes as a young child in the 1970's searching out every issue of Famous Monster of Filmland (and, later, Fangoria). Favorite films include Jaws, The Car, The Birds, The Tingler, Vampire Circus and The Exorcist. Still a huge fan of horror films from the 70s, Doc continues consuming horror films to this day for the site, for the podcasts and for the fun of it all.

3 Replies to “The Manitou (1978) – Episode 10 – Decades of Horror 1970s

    1. It’s a Black Saint love fest…if you’ve ever wondered why The Black Saint adores The Manitou, this episode will make it all clear…
      Fun movie too. Warts and all.

  1. It was indeed epic John May. Forgive me for babbling about it for over an hour. Hope u enjoyed listening!

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