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

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.

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mamamiasweetpeaches (@mamamiasweetpeaches)
6 years ago

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

ANGEL, ANGEL, … always goes back to ANGEL!

tychoanomaly (@tychoanomaly)
6 years ago

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:

James (@james)
6 years ago

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

crabbymoon (@crabbymoon)
6 years ago

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

lottie_of_millhaven (@lottie_of_millhaven)
6 years ago

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