Saturday, April 7, 2012
Dir: Fred Olen Ray (Alien Dead/Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers/Cyclone/Evil Toons)
IMDB Rating: 3.0 out of 10
The film opens with a Archaeologist discovering some Native American artifacts and upon uncovering a stone, he appears to get possessed and ends up killing himself. After the opening sequence we see a small group of Archaeology students heading to a desert to look for thee artifacts. On their way they are warned about the spirit of "Black Claw" by a older Indian man at a small fill station, He warns the group not to venture into the sacred grounds as no one returns due to the evil spirit of the Indian renegade. Ignoring the warnings they continue on their journey and set up camp. One of the groups girls DJ begins acting strange right away and starts having strange visions of a lion faced man and a mutated Indian warrior. She begins spewing cryptic warnings as well but the group continues their work and begin finding several artifacts.
Randy returns to the camp covered in blood claiming that his girlfriend had fallen, Once the gang finds her they quickly realize this was no accident. Upon returning to the camp Randy has disappeared and he left his Indian necklace with DJ who continues to get stranger by the second. The groups leader Dan finds that their car has ben sabotaged leaving them stranded so he heads down the road to an abandoned truck they spotted earlier. Once he arrives he is greeted by a now mutated version of Randy.
Back at the camp the gang begins to worry about Dan not returning but decide to wait until morning to go looking for him. During the night Dan's girlfriend hears his voice calling her in the distance and she heads out alone to follow the voice, This of course leads her into a ambush by the killer indian warrior. As the bodies begin piling up quickly DJ alerts the remaining two that it is the work of Black Claw and that they must leave or they will all die.Not buying into that theory the last remaining guy heads out looking for the missing group members.On his journey he of course is snuck up on by the possessed Randy but manages to fight him off and make his way back to the camp. Upon Randy's arrival to their campsite he is greeted with a few gunshots that successfully put him down and as he lays dying he transforms back into his normal self. Just as our hero regroups, DJ now taken over by the soul of Black Claw kindly removes the mans head leaving just her there in the desert alone now.
Overall: 2.5 out of 10