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Sharkbait Retro Village: Mysterious Two

Published November 7, 2019 by biggayhorrorfan

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If the idea of having the aristocratic Priscilla Pointer (Carrie, Nightmare on Elm Street 3) as your Alien Queen appeals to you, the 1982 television of the week film Mysterious Two will be right up your alley. Always adding social flair to his material, here writer-director Gary Sherman (Death Line, Poltergeist III, Vice Squad) took the dangerous reality of the Heaven’s Gate cult and gave it some otherworldly twists. Founders Bonnie Nettles and Marshall Applewhite are reimagined as true planetary presences, embodied by the soft speaking Pointer and the eternally recognizable John Forsythe. 

Popping in and out of the action, these two lure a group of disillusioned seekers to a small desert town to await their eventual ascension to another world. Of course the loved ones of those following He and She, the characters portrayed by Pointer and Forsythe, are none too happy and try desperately to interfere with those plans with increasingly futile results. Mysterious Desert scene

Ultimately more of strange character study with Asmovian elements than out and out science fiction, Sherman still works creepy magic here. The scene of a senior male wandering worriedly through a dusty oasis of fallen bodies is beyond chilling. Dread also seeps in through the frames as one realizes that none of He and She’s determined followers are going to escape their shadowy fates.

 Adding to the effectiveness, Sherman also gets multilayered performances from such character actors as horror giant Robert Englund, with whom he also worked with on Dead and Buried, Robert Pine and Vic Tayback, who offers up a portrayal that is far removed from the antics of Alice’s Mel, his definitive role. 

Mysterious RobertAs more and more obscure projects are finally seeing the light of day on DVD and Blu-ray, one hopes that Mysterious Two will eventually get a decent release. Until then the too dark copy available on YouTube and other outlets will have to suffice.

 Until the next time, SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!


Show Freddy Some Lovin’!

Published April 2, 2015 by biggayhorrorfan

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In many ways, the horror film star truly doesn’t get much respect. An actress acquaintance of mine once revealed that local agents refused to see her, despite a healthy bounty of terror movie credits, until she landed a featured role on a more mainstream project.

Despite tremendous success, famed Nightmare on Elm Street fright legend Robert Englund must know her pain. Possessing a full bodied career (with 140 plus credits), including such blockbusters as Freddy Vs. Jason and the television mini-series V, Englund has yet to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The fact that Englund, who started out in the theater, adds such quirky, full bodied flavor to every project that he’s involved in, makes this oversight a true shame.

In 2010, a group of dedicated fans began a petition to rectify this situation. While, as previous sites have noted, a true campaign for this honor would involve the raising of the proper funds ($30,000), this fan tribute could indeed fuel a more legitimate expression of this desire. So, go ahead and sign it. It only takes a moment or two and goodwill and horror are always a glorious combination!

I ALWAYS pick men who are wrong for me, no?!?

I ALWAYS pick men who are wrong for me, no?!?

Until the next time, SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!