Macumba Love

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Macumba Love
Macumba Love poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byDouglas Fowley
Produced bySteve Barclay
Milton J. Brescia
Douglas Fowley
Screenplay byNorman Graham
Story byNorman Graham
StarringWalter Reed
Ziva Rodann
William Wellman Jr.
June Wilkinson
Ruth de Souza
Music byEnrico Simonetti
CinematographySam Burket
Rudolf Icsey
Rudolpho Lesey
Edited byHerman Hoffmann
Allied Enterprises
Barclay Films International
Brinter Films
Distributed byUnited Artists
Release date
  • June 1960 (1960-06)
Running time
86 minutes
CountryUnited States

Macumba Love is a 1960 American voodoo horror film shot in Brazil that was directed and co-produced by Douglas Fowley and written by Norman Graham. The film stars Walter Reed, Ziva Rodann, William Wellman Jr., June Wilkinson and Ruth de Souza. The film was released in June 1960, by United Artists.[1][2]


J. Peter Wells, an exposé writer, arrives on an island off the coast of South America, to complete a book on voodoo, ju-ju, macumba, mojo and other cult beliefs, which he believes are responsible for unsolved murders on this island. Wealthy landowner Venis de Vias warns him against stirring up the natives, especially any efforts to lessen the prestige of the reigning VooDoo Queen Mama Rata-loi. The arrival of Wells' daughter, Sara, and her husband, Warren, on a honeymoon trip, starts the pot boiling and making the natives restless, along with Queen Mama Rata-loi, who wants Warren and his friends (including Peter) to satisfy her own sexual appetite and blood lust.



  1. ^ "Macumba Love (1960) - Overview -". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Macumba Love". TV Guide. Retrieved 29 October 2014.

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