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Name That Trauma:: Dan D. on Zombies, Cowboys and Hookers

May 13th, 2015 by unkle lancifer · 6 Comments

Here are the two movies I keep asking about.

There is a movie I saw as part of a double feature at the Castro Theater in San Francisco. It was black and white and it may have taken place in Africa. The movie was about some rich people who lived in a walled off complex and they were always nervous about the natives. The main star was possessed or hypnotized by a witch doctor. That is all I remember.

The second movie isn’t a horror film, and it was most likely from the 70s or 80s. All I remember is some young girl ran away or was kidnapped. She was forced into prostitution and doing drugs. The movie was about a cowboy or someone from the South coming to the city to rescue her. I think it was a Death Wish type movie.

Dan D.

UNK SEZ: Thanks Dan! I’ve got a hunch that the first flick you are looking for is 1943’s I WALKED WITH A ZOMBIE (check out the trailer below). As for the second one…it’s killing me! I feel like I have seen it before. Maybe I’m just mixing together WINGS HAUSER’s western garb in VICE SQUAD (1982) with the brother/sister team that appears in STREETWALKIN’ (1985) though. We’re going to have to leave that one up to our knowledgable readers and I have a sinking feeling I’m going to be kicking myself when I hear the answer.

Tags: Name That Trauma!

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 mamamiasweetpeachesNo Gravatar // May 13, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    the second one makes me thin of Rory Calhoun dressed in western gear in ANGEL.

    ANGEL, ANGEL, … always goes back to ANGEL!

  • 2 tychoanomalyNo Gravatar // May 13, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    Depending on the gender of “the main star”, #1 could be ‘Bride of the Gorilla’ with Raymond Burr.

    From Wikipedia summary: “Deep in the South American jungles, plantation manager Barney Chavez (Burr) kills his elderly employer in order to get to his beautiful wife Dina Van Gelder (Payton). However, old native witch Al-Long (Gisela Werbisek) witnesses the crime and puts a curse on Barney, who soon after finds himself turning nightly into a rampaging gorilla.”

    full movie:

  • 3 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // May 13, 2015 at 6:58 pm


    It is all about ANGEL!!! Did you know the guy who wrote and directed ANGEl also was one of the writers of VICE SQUAD? I’m assuming he was the writer with the most input.


    I just heard from Dan D. and he said BOTG looks like it too but he does not recall the gorilla. It looks like #1 is still open if anybody has any more ideas!

  • 4 JamesNo Gravatar // May 13, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    Could the 2nd be Hardcore with George C. Scott?

  • 5 crabbymoonNo Gravatar // May 13, 2015 at 9:57 pm

    first one made me think of WHITE ZOMBIE which takes place in Haiti instead of Africa.

  • 6 lottie_of_millhavenNo Gravatar // May 14, 2015 at 10:01 am

    This is a real long shot,but could the second one be The Girl in Gold Boots?

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