The Curse of the Screaming Dead (1982) (part 8 of 9)

Then it’s back to Officer Dead Meat as an assortment of zombies with all different types of makeup close in on him. He eventually gets jumped by Papier-Mâché Head, who starts gnawing on his shoulder [!] and Officer Dead Meat hilariously starts making noise like a kid wetting the bed. He gets away from Papier-Mâché Head and runs off.

Then we cut to the Unwashed Masses discussing how much trouble Mel is in, and Lynn asks the rest of the gang what Officer Hal thinks is really going on. Of course, they say all of this while standing right next to Hal’s car [!]. Psssst, I think he can hear you! Officer Hal answers her question directly: “A joke, sugar! A weird, sick joke!” Mel yells out, “Yeah, a joke! Real funny, ha ha, asshole!” Well, let’s see you come up with something funnier, Mel. The last time you tried being funny, you were doing a stupid British accent, which didn’t exactly kill.

The Curse of the Screaming Dead (1982) (part 8 of 9)

“Mmmm… Barney Fife.”

In response, Officer Hal calmly talks about all the nutcases he’s seen in his day, and calls the person responsible for the attack “your garden variety psychopath”, even though he has “more of a sense of humor than most”.

Then we cut to two zombies attacking Officer Dead Meat, and hilariously it looks like his grandkids are jumping on him and tugging on him in an attempt to shake him down for cash. The two Mimes drag ODM over to a tree and start doing the universal zombie “clawing” sign right into the camera. ODM breaks away in a bit of footage that was obviously sped up, and the Mimes give chase.

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

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