The Stick (South Africa: 1987)


Darrell Roodt

Cast list

Greg Latter ...
Sean Taylor ...
Frantz Dobrowsky ...
James Whyle ...
Nicky Rebelo ...
Frank Opperman ...
Gys de Villiers ...
Winston Ntshona ...
The Witchdoctor
Dixon Malele ...
Mkhonto (as Dickson Malele)
Elsabe Zietsman ...
Concert Singer

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Produced by

Alan Grodin ... executive producer (as Alan L. Grodin)
Anant Singh ... producer
Les Volpe ... associate producer

Music by

Dana Kaproff

Cinematography by

Paul Witte

Film Editing by

David Heitner
Lee Percy ... (as Lee Edward Percy)

Production Design by

David Barkham

Set Decoration by

Jan Horn

Costume Design by

Lisa Perry
Sue Steele


A group of South African soldiers are sent out into the bush to find and destroy a rebel group that killed an earlier patrol. When they find a small village with all the men gone, the soldiers panic and slaughter the remaining villagers, including an old witch doctor. As the group tries to make their way back to camp, strange things begin happening to them. Are the enemy soldiers normal humans, or have they been cursed by the old shaman?


"The Stick Reviews” Web. 17 Apr. 2014.

Berdinski, Thomas. "The Stick (1987) Movie Review by Thomas Berdinski Director of The Italian Zombie Movie 1 & 2.Horrorphilia (online blog).

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