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Please Don’t Squeeze The Shaman

Posted in Classic Horror, Evil, Ghosts with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 6, 2015 by Drinkin' & Drive-in

Poltergeist II: The Other Side

Picking up where Poltergeist (1982) left off, in Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986) the ghost-displaced Freeling family moves in with their mother because their house was sucked into another dimension. Happens more often than you’d think.

Poltergeist II: The Other Side

The evil ghost that had a taste for young Carol Anne in the first movie, follows them to give it another go. Enter Reverend Henry Kane, dressed in Hell black and looking like an early settler preacher. He actually is/was, having led his cult followers to a death-by-starvation salvation in the cave that was under the Freelings original house. OK, now everything is starting to make sense.

Poltergeist II: The Other Side

He comes for Carol Anne and wreaks ghost havoc until he gets her, possessing a worm in a bottle of tequila (I’ve been possessed by that worm on numerous occasions) and trying to get in the house. Taylor, an Indian shaman, shows up to help, even giving dad Steven Freeling the “Power of the Smoke,” a mythical Indian spirit to help Steve repel evil in all its black glory. (I don’t puff, but it looked like a party.)

Poltergeist II: The Other Side

Carol Anne once again gets sucked into the other dimension, and this time the whole family has to go in and get her, oddly the movie’s weakest part, besides some painful dialogue. “We thank you!” yells mom Diane as Taylor drives away in their mechanically-challenged car they gave him as payment for helping save Carol Anne from black Hell death.

Clearly, he got the better end of the bargain.

Tropical Teenage Mutants

Posted in Classic Horror, Evil, Nature Gone Wild, Science Fiction with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 28, 2014 by Drinkin' & Drive-in

It’s Alive III: Island of the Alive

The mutant claw babies from It’s Alive (1974) and It’s Alive 2: It Lives Again (1978) go on spring break to a tropical island paradise and have many madcap adventures, like the time mutant claw baby #2 gets drunk on tequila shooters, throws up on a palm tree and passes out. His buddies duct-tape him to a Ski-Doo™ and give the keys to a mischievous monkey. Um, sorry – I was paraphrasing from a script I wrote for the first It’s Alive sequel.

It’s Alive III: Island of the Alive

It’s Alive III: Island of the Alive (1987) begins eight years after the first “incident” (people ripped into Shredded Wheat™) with a court trial arguing to let the mutant claw babies (now mutant pre-teens) the right to not be shot in the face, and live on an island away from society and its “rules.” The judge agrees. Yes! The system works if you let it.

It’s Alive III: Island of the Alive

But that hard-core baby-hater Lieutenant Perkins (from the first movie) wants the mutants eliminated and goes to the island under the false pretext of helping one of the dads find his claw son. His real plan: to shoot them all in the face. What Perkins doesn’t know is the mutant claw babies know the island like the back of their, uh, claw, and turn the paradise retreat into an…ISLAND OF BLOOD.

It’s Alive III: Island of the Alive

Even with various face-ripping, gut-ripping and shirt-ripping, III is not nearly as good as the first two It’s Alive movies. Nevertheless, I’m somewhat impatiently waiting for It’s Alive IV: The Claw Is Family. In outer space. Hey, everyone likes outer space, so it could be BIG box office.