The Manitou (1978)

Director
William Girdler

Main cast
Tony Curtis; Michael Ansara; Susan Strasberg; Stella Stevens; Jon Cedar

Genres
Horror, Drama

Description
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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