Everyone had another great night at the Greeley Grindhouse last month. The crowd keeps getting bigger and bigger. Thanks to everyone who came to watch killer brains attack in FIEND WITHOUT A FACE (1958). Join us this Thursday, February 13th, as Greeley shows THE MANITOU (1978), the story of an evil Indian medicine man….who grows out of a woman’s neck.
You’ll think twice next time you feel a lump in your neck, but don’t panic! You most likely have a swollen gland, but unfortunately for Karen, played by Susan Strasberg, she wasn’t quite so lucky.
The movie opens with Karen arriving at a San Francisco hospital due to suffering from a growing tumor on her neck. The staff rushes her off for X-rays and after some discussion; the doctors begin to think her tumor is a living creature…a fetus being born inside the tumor.
Strange and gruesome things begin to occur. In fact, the tumor thinks it’s under attack as a result of the X-rays used to discover exactly what it is. And, the X-rays left side effects and the tumor is beginning to stunt and develop deformities.
What exactly is this growth? How about an old Native American shaman, Misquamacus, who is reincarnating himself through the young woman to exact his revenge on white men who invaded North America and exterminated his people.
A second Native American shaman is contacted and hired to help fight the reincarnating medicine man, but the kind of spirits he can summon and control appears too weak to match his opponent’s abilities.
What’s next in this battle of the shamans, and what happens to Karen? Join us at 7:20 p.m. and find out!
Have a great week and we’ll see ya there!