The mummy of a cursed pharaoh and a reanimated corpse terrorize a medical university. Only an Egyptologist and a college professor, the deranged Dr. Frankenstein, may be able to stop the creatures before it's too late.
A schizophrenic filmmaker, traumatized since childhood by the murder of his mother, writes and plots a retelling of his past staring a naive teenage girl and her friends while a creepy old man haunts them in the woods.
A search and recovery team heads into the haunted swamp to pick up the pieces, and Marybeth learns the secret to ending the voodoo curse that has left Victor Crowley haunting and terrorizing Honey Island Swamp for decades.
My friend Daniel Rodas let me watch this film recently (He played the 'Man in Car').
And I was very impressed. The film had me engaged from beginning to end, which is not easy to do in a span of only 18 minutes.
The acting was strong, the make up was gruesomely realistic, the deaths were highly creative, and the 'Clown' was very creepy.
The story is very simple and traditional. A young woman's car runs out of gas, on Halloween night. She stops by a deserted gas station. Witnesses a brutal murder and then what follows is a horrific night of survival as the Killer (dressed in a hideous Clown costume) hunts her down to finish her off. Slaughtering anyone and everyone who gets in his way.
The attention to detail for classic B Exploitation was wonderful and quite refreshing. Everything from the grainy camera quality to the credit font to the closing shot. You see Damien Leone's passion for horror in this film quite intensely.
This film is far better than 70 percent of those stupid 'Safe' horror movies Hollywood is spitting out these days. Nice to see that Exploitation is still very much alive.
I recommend this short film to anyone who LOVES horror. And if you love Exploitation horror... then this film is DEFINITELY for you.
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