American Poltergeist: The Curse of Lilith Ratchet (2018)

Alice and her best friend Lauren have inadvertently set a hellish curse in motion. I mean, this is the kind of thing that usually happens after you find a mysterious shrunken head, right? Instead of leaving well enough alone — and throwing away that head — they decide to meet up with Hunter Perry, the host of a paranormal podcast called Beyond the Veil.

Hunter does some research and learns that the shrunken head is legit. He wants to get more hits for his podcast — I feel your pain, dude — and they do a live podcast where the real story of the shrunken head is revealed to his audience. However, doing so releases the demonic spirit of Lilith Ratchet.

When you chant Lilith’s name and play her game — which involves throwing around that severed head ala hot potato — the ancient woman comes and kills you. It turns out that back around the Civil War, her husband chose another woman, so she killed both of them and severed that woman’s head. Now, she lives eternally and always ready to claim new victims.

If you liked Mother Krampus 2: Slay Ride, the last film from director Eddie Lengyel, chances are good that you’ll enjoy this as well. Amazingly, this is the ninth American Poltergeist movie since 2015, although most of the other films aren’t connected. You don’t need to see any of them before this.

Thanks to this helpful IMDB list, those other films would be:

  • American Poltergeist
  • American Poltergeist 2: The Poltergeist of Borley Forest
  • American Poltergeist 3
  • American Poltergeist 4: The Curse of the Joker (which has Eric Roberts and Martin Kove in it)
  • American Poltergeist 5: A Haunting at the Rectory (based on true events!)
  • American Poltergeist 6: The Haunting of Alice D. (with Kane Hodder and Al Snow, minus Head)
  • American Poltergeist 7: Haunted
  • American Poltergeist (which I guess would be American Poltergeist 8)

American Poltergeist: The Curse of Lilith Ratchet is available now on VOD and DVD. For more information, visit the official Facebook page.

Disclaimer: We were sent this movie by its PR team but that has no impact on our review.

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