Shadow of the Hawk

1976

Adventure / Horror

149
IMDb Rating 6 10 370

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Reviewed by filmbuff-31 7 / 10 / 10

Much more than just a horror movie!!!

Shadow of the Hawk is a film that can be viewed on many levels. It is at once a parable about the use of power and a young man's conflicted response to his vocation. I am speaking of power as it is defined in various North American Indian traditions. Power in such traditions is neither good nor evil in itself. It is the person using it who is good or evil and uses it to those ends. It is in the portrayal of black vs. white magic that the film has serious flaws, introducing non-Native American elements for dramatic effect. Nevertheless, the essential understanding that power has the potential for personal enlightenment or self-destruction manages to come through. There is also the drama of the vision quest operating here. The vision quest, found in the traditions of many North American Indian tribes, is a experience through which one conquers one's fears in a journey which culminates in a crucial aspect of self-knowledge. All of these elements, aided by the entrancing scenery throughout, combine to make this film well worthwhile viewing.

Reviewed by HumanoidOfFlesh 6 / 10 / 10

Eerie and mysterious Native American witchery.

The aging Indian medicine man Old Man Hawk arrives in the city to to find his grandson Mike.Old Man Hawk is fighting a magical war with the witch Dsonqua who was executed two hundred years before and is now seeking revenge.Reluctant at first Mike decides to help his grandfather,but during their way to home Dsonqua increases her magical powers."Shadow of the Hawk" is an eerie tale of Native American witchery.The white Indian mask is creepy as hell as are mysterious spells and magic rituals.The scene where black car smashes into the invisible wall is truly chilling and memorable.The demonic Wendigo wind is also a nice touch.9 spells out of 10.An effectively eerie and forgotten horror film.

Reviewed by christopher-underwood 6 / 10 / 10

enough here to engage those looking for something a little different.

A likable enough film that didn't really grab a hold of me. Chief Dan George, previously seen in Little Big Man, made earlier and Outlaw Josey Wales, made the same year was born in 1899 on a Canadian Indian reservation and here plays an old medicine man seeking to pass on his powers (and responsibilities) to his grandson as he makes his way back to his village for the last time. There are some amazing sequences, notably a hand to hand fight with a black bear and others involving a strange car and a rope and slat bridge high above the rapids. Indeed the Canadian location shooting is ever impressive and if the tale starts to drift towards the end there is enough here to engage those looking for something a little different.

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