It's rather risky listing this one on a family-friendly site as I can't get too detailed about why this "movie" is infamous...I can only talk about why it is STUPID, and I will!
Director DeCoteau is well known in the low-budget film world for pumping out an endless stream of bad, sleazy but fairly profitable no-budget movies. He helped make 80s "Scream Queens" like Linnea Quigley household names in fanboy/Comic-con circles in that decade.
Having officially come out of the closet since then, he has since created a cottage industry out of making beefcake direct-to-video flesh shows filled with hunky, dimwitted, half-dressed himbos running around in nothing but boxer briefs in an endless series of films thinly disguised as "horror."
First, and worst, among these, perhaps, is the awful, tedious and incompetently made "Voodoo Academy." Having something to do with an impossible-to-believe boy's school and a voodoo curse from a vampire-like villainess, all of this is just an excuse for the director to showcase handsome, fit young men without their shirts (and sometimes pants). While never going further than PG-13 territory this film and its subsequent sequels made a lot of noise in the early 00's when they were commonly available at the notoriously conservative Blockbuster chain. Fans of horror were renting the movie thinking they were getting one thing and even the most dense viewer began to get the "creeping" feeling they were seeing something else altogether (IN the altogether!) after the first 15 minutes or so.
Depending on your preferences this was either a good or bad thing (certainly it was a change from the typical "half-naked woman in peril" scenario that usually permeates this genre of film) but more to the point..."Voodoo Academy" is stupid from start to finish! Filled with clueless, idiotic characters (poorly acted, natch), shoddy video camerawork and editing, beyond amateur "special" effects and an incomprehensible, unrewarding storyline, to watch the film is to feel one's i.q. dropping exponentially by the minute; the dialog and acting are so tone-deaf one's brain aches for years after the fact (trust me on this one!) and the whole exercise leaves you longing for the days when movies were more expensive to be made so films like this could NOT be made.
Having said that, this film has spawned an endless line of sequels and related titles and having seen the "director's cut," which includes an interminable scene of the young heroes of the story writhing around in their underwear in bed having "nightmares," I understand the appeal to certain audiences and don't fault the director for cashing in on an apparently lucrative fetish market. I just reiterate...he's made a really, REALLY stupid movie in "Voodoo Academy!"
Stupid movies...love them or leave them, laugh with them or laugh at them, but like an obnoxious relative at a party, you just can't ignore them...and they will NEVER go away!