April 1st, 2021

Shadowmancer

The Champion

Once more, the primitive xian subculture attempts to replicate established secular franchises and add their own propaganda spin, in this holy-watered down Rocky.

Orlando Leone is a former professional boxer, preacher and hotel security guard. 3 antagonists herein:

1. 2 petty grubby drugpeddlers bullying a kid for their drugs and a firearm confiscated by police, while in the company of a rotten accomplice boy, both of whom were in the "employ" of the dregs as "lookouts" and thieves.*

Leone seeks to set him straight by introducing him to church, whereupon meeting his mother, a real looker, decides to get married, stat.

2. In an almost Cain vs Abel dynamic, his own brother, a boxing promoter who threatens to sell his church property if he doesn't fight another dimwit.

Funny thing is, they supposedly don't need an actual building to preach, but their own scriptures state that "service" can be held anywhere there are 2 or more people. But for some hypocritical reason, it just has to be that place! Thus {almost voluntarily} remaining being under the thumb of his oppressors.

He comes out of retirement but discovers he has brain damage from previous fights. Most all boxers develop permanent injuries and retardation. Despite warnings from the doctor, proceeds anyway.

A previous experience ignited this animosity upon breaking up a raucous party withe forthcoming opponent boxer in the hotel Leone was a security guard at.

3. The opponent "keshon". An obnoxious, wormlike, ill-tempered, low-intelligence loudmouth pugilist not as in shape as Leone.

Predictably, after being pummeled to the mat while "keshon" exploits his defective brain condition {even though instructed to take a fall}, Leone "resurrects" and finishes the match as victor.

Note the antagonists in these films tend to display pseudo-diabolical æsthetics & nomenclatures. Minimally, this character's head is shaved with a goatee, wears "hellfire" boxers, while the protagonist looks "normal" or common.

Leone's own mother is present, apparently quite content to watch her son get pounded into retardation or possible death.
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* Legalize it, tax it, with the same rules applied with alcohol. Then let social darwinism sort 'em out!

Shadowmancer

KOLCHAK: Legacy of Terror

Kolchak

Ponch plays a character named "pepe torres" who's set to be sacrificed after a year of pure luxuriation. All arranged, bought and payed for. He appears in a {almost predictably} disco pink suit with a baby blue shirt surrounded by three lovely ladies who attend to his every whim. Later he appears in full Aztec regalia - feathered helmet, ornate loincloth, & chestattoo. I'll just consider it the pre-CHiPs experience he doesn't wanto talk about.

He welches at the last moment, runs away and hides "downstate" {in Illinois? Shawnee national forest? or insinuating somewhere near the south of the California border, until he meets John} in a meximart. This was to take place in some auditorium somewhat resembling a temple with ascending seats, on a table instead of stone altar.

Nanautzin is an Aztec mummy come to life to claim his due that he may live again by 5 sacrifices. If not, he rises again in 51 years for another try. He has a cult dedicated to his resurrection, who go about removing hearts - in this episode, Chicago? {Maybe because that's where the mummy was on display in a museum}.

Perhaps it may have been better played had the cult ushered the victims back to mexico in the temple wherein Nanautzin was kept.


KOLCHAK: The Night Stalker is a thriller series featuring Carl Kolchak, an investigative journalist on the hunt for paranormal cases, set in Chicago, filmed Noir style.

A purported version could be an "occult cop / Satan Sleuth" officer investigating occult and xian crimes throughout California.