The Stick (1987).
Angola – late eighties – a squad of South African soldiers go into the bush to search for a group of native rebels that ambushed and killed an earlier patrol. They come upon a small village with all the men missing. Fearing another ambush the soldiers panic kill all the women and children along with a local witch doctor who utters a curse as he dies. On their way back to camp the squad members start to be killed off one by one. Is it the rebel troops, or a malevolent supernatural force that has caught up with them?
Directed by Darrell Roodt.
Starring: Greg Latter & Sean Taylor.