“Trail of Bloody Tears”

Films: Savage Harvest (1994)

Alias: Retlawkoob

Type: Mystical

Location: Forest

Height/Weight: That of average humans.

Affiliation: Evil

Summary: Native American myth has always been shrouded in mystery and terror, as far as Hollywood is concerned. But political standings aside, you have to admit that, like all mythologies, they are capable of crafting some interesting beasts. We just don't remember these demons being a part of it.

History: In the 1830s, a group of Cherokee Indians managed to escape the dreaded Trail of Tears and into the woods, only for one of the chiefs to start practicing dark magic after having a vision of Retlawkoob, a vile amalgamation of sinful souls. Then the harvest came, and all the crops got turned into rocks bearing the visage of all forty demons that the chief commuted with. The others had the chief thrown into a hole to die for this transgression, which of course led into the area's lake. Now in the modern day, the stones have been found, the demons are loose, and a small band of teens are the targets.

Notable Kills: Nothing special

Final Fate: After most of the humans and demons are killed, the last remaining teen banishes Retlawkoob by crushing a special flower that the chief's soul was using to manipulate the creatures. With that said, at least one demon stone remains...

Powers/Abilities: Possession

Weakness: If the chief's physical connection to the mortal world is destroyed, the demons are banished.

Scariness Factor: 3.5-Admittingly, for a film filled with low production values and HORRIBLE acting, the demons are rather visceral in their looks. Sure, some of them look like a racist loser's idea of what Cherokee Indians looked like, but demons like Retlawkoob and a couple of the possessed teens look rather bloodthirsty and savage.

Trivia: -The man who played as Retlawkoob, Jerry Bates, was also this film's associative producer.

-The Trail of Tears was an awful relocation of several Native American tribes away from their ancestral homes and to western territories deemed Indian territory by a government run by presidential dumpster fire Andrew Jackson. It was called that due to how full of sadness and death it was for the Indians, especially those of the Cherokee.


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