While some of the films I post on this page might be quite well known, Mysterious Two is a gem that extremely few have had the luck of seeing. And that's quite sad, because it is actually a pretty good film.
Alternatively titled Follow Me If You Dare, it is actually based on real events, inspired by the quite mysterious but very real Heaven's Gate cult.
Made early enough in the 80s for people to still retain some of that 70s-style, I like to think of it as a "what would it be like if aliens abducted everyone at Woodstock"-kinda movie. It was actually the pilot episode of a proposed TV-show, so it's somewhat restrained, but that's not a bad thing in my book. The effects are nothing to speak of, and that's fine too. The atmosphere, story and acting make up for it all.
Among the flecks of gold in the film, is a rare pre-Freddy Robert Englund starring as a clumsy cop, and recently diseased John Forsythe as HE, the male personification of the mysterious two. What is quite eerie though, is that Marshall Applewhite himself (the leader of the infamous Heaven's Gate cult) was actually working as a technical advisor for the film. 15 years later he would convince 38 people to commit suicide together.
I was thrilled to discover that the astoundingly awesome and under-appreciated film was released on DVD some time ago. Naturally I had to buy it, and although the quality is not quite the crisp level I was hoping for, it is still better than the old VHS-rip I made.
The Mysterious Two has always had a mysterious hold on me, making me watch it again and again.
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