Wednesday, October 2, 2013

SPOILER Theatre: Manos: The Hands of Fate, Satan's Blood and *A Recent Film*

Don't read if you want to avoid SPOILERS.  Seems obvious, right?

I've meant to do this segment in the past, but feel like October is right.  I'll be focusing more on Horror (if not all on it) this Month.  Basically, I'm going to highlight when a unique Twist Ending has been repeated.  Let's start with Manos: The Hands of Fate...

For reasons unknown, this guy and his family end up at Valley Lodge.  They have to fend off the Watchman, some Dogs and a mysterious Priest guy.  In the End, they all end up in the place's thrall and our lead (also the Writer and Director) becomes the new Watchman/Keeper...
That's kind of dark, right?  The man enslaved and his family now servants of Manos.

However, it's not the last time that we'd see this ending...

In the 1970s, we would get Satan's Blood, a charming little tale about a young couple, some strangers and a Satanic orgy.  The pair end up with a couple who claim to know them and slowly get taken over.

They return home, but get killed.  However, they show up some time later pulling the same trick that the previous couple were doing.  Dun dun dun...
However, this was ALSO not the last time we'd see this Ending.  We'd get it much later though...

In Midnight Meat Train, a Photographer (Bradley Cooper) tracks a mysterious man tied to some disappearances.  It turns out that he kills people and feeds them to some sort of entities far down the Subway line.

Things go badly, but he manages to kill the man (but at the expense of his tongue).  However, this leads to him...taking the man's spot.  You can debate over the reasons why.
Dun dun dun!

So that's the first entry in SPOILER Theatre.

Were there some other iterations of this Ending that I missed?  Do you have your own suggestions for future entries?  Angry about me SPOILING three movies at one time?  If so, leave a Comment.

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