The Manitou
The Manitou (1978)

A psychic's girlfriend finds out that a lump on her back is a growing reincarnation of a 400 year-old demonic Native American spirit.

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: January 1, 1978
DVD Release Date: March 6, 2007
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Critic Score: 43% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Visually inventive.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

How can anyone resist a movie that involves a 400-year-old medicine man growing as a tumor on Susan Strasberg's back? Yes, that really is the premise. Honest.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Even if the story becomes totally absurd, it has more in the way of creativity than most modern horror remakes.

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Scott Weinberg

Ack! There's an evil Indian demon growing on my neck!

Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review

Avoid unless you want to hear Tony Curtis yell , "In her neck" as only he can!

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Flixster Audience Score: 34% Flixster User Reviews
Ken Stachnik
A woman goes into the hospital to have a tumor on her neck looked at, it turns out that the growth is in fact a 400-year-old Indian Shaman. Tony Curtis, Burgess… More
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Alexander Wilson
I always reminise on this film and so I decided to watch it after 20 or so years and well its not so bad. Its a sci fi / horror/ occult film based in San… More