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This is a strange thriller or horror story dealing with Native American black magic that was shot around Vancouver Canada with some beautiful scenery.
Chief Dan George plays a Northwest Native American medicine man named Old Man Hawk, "a man of power," who is fighting the spirit of an evil sorceress who's been dead hundreds of years named Dsonoqua. She's mad at him because his ancesters killed her after she killed her children and husband.
Old Man Hawk travels to the big city to get his half-Indian grandson Mike to take him back to his village and teach him to succeed him as a medicine man. Mike brings along Maureen, a woman he just met who helped his grandfather. During their travels they are attacked by a 1950s car with giant tail fins that is full of some kind of evil spirits. Their SUV is stranded, forcing them to stay overnight in a barn. As they talk, we see quick cutaways to a mysterious woman with a snake painted on her face (Dsonoqua) who is dancing to music while holding a Milk Snake. I suppose we're supposed to think it's a deadly snake because it has red, white and black bands making it look like a coral snake. Finally, the snake appears in the barn as the three are sleeping. It crawls up to Old Man Hawk and bites him on the hand. He jumps up and struggles to remove the snake from his hand, then he throws the snake to the ground. He picks up the long wooden staff he's been carrying around, aims it at the snake and uses his magic to set the snake on fire. He tells his son that he needs to continue on to his village where he has medicine to cure the bite or else he will die the next night.
After more battles with the Dodge, a bear, some wolves, and other spirits, they get to the cave where Old Man Hawk drinks something that makes the effects of the bite heal rapidly. There are more spirit battles and ghosts and voodoo dolls and other mystical mumbo jumbo and a romance between Mike and Maureen, but no more snakes.