The Curse of the Screaming Dead (1982) (part 4 of 9)

Finally, the gang gets to the graveyard and sees all the cheap plaster tombstones. Mel examines one hunk of plaster and says, “No one’s been here since the Civil War!” Steve doesn’t think the owners of the graveyard would want them there, but Mel points out that there’s no fence. Bill helpfully notes that “this place is at least a hundred years old!” Gee, you mean this totally ruined church wasn’t being used last week?

Sarah stoops down to examine a tombstone with a lot of names on it, then we cut to Lynn saying, “What a lovely old church.” You mean, those brick ruins? Yes, they are lovely. Hilariously, this shot of Lynn was obviously filmed near the tree where they were all hanging out, right before Mel returned from the graveyard. It’s from the same angle and everything.

Then it’s back to Sarah as she enthusiastically utters total nonsense: “Church? Hey… Church bells! Mel… You clown!” Uh-oh, you might bring Mel close to tears again. He whirls around and overenunciates, “WHAT are you WHI-ning about?” Sarah turns to Lynn and says, “You were right, honey!” Oh, man, I am so lost here. Then Sarah says, “Mel, you IDIOT!” Not that I necessarily disagree with her, but I’d really like to know what in the hell she’s talking about.

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Multi-Part Article: The Curse of the Screaming Dead (1982)

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