Remember that Manos sequel I mentioned a few days ago? Well, several developments have occurred since then, including 1) I’ve gotten in tight with director Rupert Talbot Munch Sr. and Valley Lodge Presents, thanks to my love of MST3K and Manos, and 2) there’s a dude dressed like Torgo sleeping in my backyard. He won’t leave. It’s really awkward for all of us. Anyways, thanks to the former, I have some of the Manos‘ sequel’s casting announcements, and it’s kind of insane. Check it:
? Jackie Raye Neyman Jones, who played Debbie in the original ? Bernie Rosenblum, the guy who spent Manos making out with that chick in his car ? Benton Jennings, the son of the guy who played the sheriff ? Pro wrestler Gene Snitsky ? And Joe Warren, son of Manos‘ writer/director/producer and fertilizer salesman Hal Warren, who also played Michael in the film
That’s some goddamn star power, people. It’s a shame we have to wait until 2013-14 for the film to come out. However, if you need a little something to tide you over until then, the Torgo in my backyard has stutteringly, awkwardly suggested you watch his music video:
I’m going to come right out and say this justifies the Eagles’ entire musical career, a feat which I did not think possible before today. It’s a bold claim, but I stand by it.
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