Time could not stop him. Space could not hold him. Science could not destroy him. The MANITOU…it has awakened!
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.
The Manitou is a 1978 American horror film produced and directed by William Girdler. It stars Tony Curtis, Michael Ansara and Susan Strasberg. It was based on the 1976 novel by Graham Masterton, which was inspired by an old legend about the American Indian Manitou spiritual concept. Girdler died in a helicopter accident prior to the movie’s release.
- Tony Curtis as Harry Erskine
- Michael Ansara as John Singing Rock
- Susan Strasberg as Karen Tandy
- Stella Stevens as Amelia Caruso
- Jon Cedar as Dr. Jack Hughes
- Ann Sothern as Mrs. Karmann
- Burgess Meredith as Dr. Snow
- Paul Mantee as Dr. McEvoy
- Jeanette Nolan as Mrs. Winconis
- Lurene Tuttle as Mrs. Herz
- Hugh Corcoran as MacArthur