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That Awkward Moment in Horror, Part 3: Did Total Recall borrow from Freddy’s Revenge and Child’s Play?

September 15, 2015

That Awkward Moment in Horror, Part 2: The Taking of Deborah Logan and the “egg-swallowing snake demon” possession phenomenon

That Awkward Moment in Horror: Part 1: Classic Horror, Sexuality and Dating

THAT AWKWARD MOMENT WHEN YOU REALIZE THAT IN TOTAL RECALL CHUCKY WAS COMING OUT OF MARSHALL BELL’S STOMACHE LIKE FREDDY IN FREDDY’S REVENGE.

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Remember A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge (1985)?  Yeah that movie was totally weird.  There’s this scene where we find Freddy’s form emerging through Jesse’s stomach with his face pushing through the skin and his claws piercing through his fingertips; he basically rips his way out of Jesse’s skin.  I loved this unconventional transformation scene.

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And in this film Marshall Bell plays Jesse’s gym coach.  But hold on just a second!  Five years later in Total Recall (1990), Marshall Bell played a guy with a little man that pushed his way out of his stomach, too!

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Hmmmmm….coincidence?

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And on top of that, I’m not the first person to think Kuato looked somewhat familiar…

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In fact, I was sitting in the theater 25 years ago with my god-brother who, upon seeing Kuato, screamed “dude, that looks like Chucky (Child’s Play)!”  Before the internet, people.  He called it as I’m sure so many others did.  We’re on to you, Total Recall.  Watch your back!

That Awkward Moment in Horror, Part 2: The Taking of Deborah Logan and the “egg-swallowing snake demon” possession phenomenon

That Awkward Moment in Horror: Part 1: Classic Horror, Sexuality and Dating

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