The Devil's Daughter (Sinister Cinema, 1999. Also, film #6 in the Black Culture section of Movieflix (www.movieflix.com)). [Category: Sleaze & Outsider]

In this all-black cast film, a Jamaican woman fakes a voodoo ceremony in order to bilk her sister out of the banana plantation she's just inherited. The plot is bland and the main characters look and act like they come from Harlem, and it all suddenly resolves itself in a hokey ending where everybody suddenly decides to make up and get along. What really shines in the movie, though, are the extras. They got some real live Jamaicans to perform some really authentic-looking native songs and dances. This combination of real ethnic culture and fake Hollywoodized culture makes for a strange viewing experience. The scenes with the Jamaicans give it historical interest, though.

Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: ***. Weirdness: ****. Historical Interest: ****. Overall Rating: ***.

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