An okay shocker that premiered with little fanfare on home video, VOODOO DAWN deserves a look from serious horror devotees. It was partly written by and based on a book by NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD co-creator John Russo, a man who helped make flesh-eating ghouls the most viscerally
enduring fright figures in modern cinema. VOODOO DAWN goes to the heart of zombie lore, with a slow but often eerie evocation of West Indian black magic in the deep South.
Voodoo sorcerer Makoute (Tony Todd) was the most feared of the Tontons Macoute, a dreaded secret police who terrorized Haiti during the decades-long Duvalier regime. After the 1986 overthrow of the dictatorship, a m...