Monday, June 25, 2012

Movie Review: Fate Accompli, a.k.a. Voodoo Dawn (1998)

The movie is Fate Accompli, a.k.a. Voodoo Dawn (1998)

I picked this movie up after I learned that it featured conjure work. The movie itself is rather dull. Most of the movie is slow and there are only a few scattering of supernatural scenes in the movie. If you are interested in watching the movie yourself then please read no further. This is a standard spoiler warning.

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A convict by the name of Frank learns that his cell mate is a conjure man. That conjure man doesn't speak but is able to communicate with Frank. He tells Frank that he is in jail because he is being punished for attempting to steal the power of a conjure woman named Queenie. He tells Frank that if someone can steal her power it will make them invulnerable. The next morning Frank awakens to discover that the conjure man has hanged himself. Frank takes some form of fetish necklace from the hands of the conjure man and symbolically takes his power. Frank uses his power to make the parole board release him. Once released Frank returns to his criminal ways though now he is using conjure work to make himself more powerful and to harm and intimidate people as well as kill his enemies. Throw in some convulated subplots with the characters of Sam, A.J. and Jezabelle, as well as a bag of cursed cash and we have a situation that leads to a final show down of good conjure worker vs. evil conjure worker.

On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest, I give this movie a 3.

Voodoo Dawn (1998) Trailer

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