Old Nollywood is seemingly the best form of Nollywood if I must say. Although we got used to the stereotypical story telling, unrealistic stunts, exaggerated use of sound effects to emphasize suspense and the hilarious, very hilarious soundtracks. In spite of all of that, the acting was never short-falling. The actors always brought their A-game and never relented in giving the viewers a good show.
Here are some of the Nollywood movies that made our childhood worthwhile;
Igodo (The Land of the Living Dead)
This 1999 adventure film tells the story of a village troubled by evil spirits and sorcery. Seven brave warriors are sent to the land of the living dead to find the only weapon that can save their kingdom from an unbreakable curse. The rest of the group are hunted and killed asides the brave Igodo.
It stars veteran actors such as Sam Dede, Pete Edochie, Norbert Young, Charles Okafor and many others.
Directed by popular movie director, Tchidi Chikere, Blood sisters follows the captivating story of two sisters, played by Nollywood top stars, Omotola Jalade Ekehinde and Genevieve Nnaji. They grow up in a world of poverty, where selfish desires are being realized and jealousy becomes the main issue of their household. They both reprise their role as sisters in 2010 Blockbuster movie, Ije.
Other cast members include; Tony Umez, Patience Ozokwor, and Oge Okoye.
Egg of Life
Egg of Life is a popular adventure film directed by renowned director, Andy Amenechi. In the quest to unravel the mystery behind a death, the chief priestess sends seven maidens to the evil forest to find the egg of life.
It stars Nkiru Sylvanus, Pandora Agu, Funke Akindele Bello, Ebele Okaro and many others.
The Last Burial
Last Burial is a classic supernatural film based on the real life happenings surrounding the death of Ogbuefi Nnamani. This film tells a story of a Ogbuefi played by Clems Ohameze who had financial difficulties. He is introduced to an occult group by his friends due to his predicament. He made a lot of human sacrifices and eventually gave up the ghost. However, after his death, his burial caused series of problems.
Other cast members include: Eucharist Anunobi, Amaechi Muonagor, Sam Dede and others.