Hi! I have one for ‘ya. It was the mid-’80s and I was with my parents visiting some of their friends. Not sure who they were or even what state we were in. My parents’ friends turned this video on and from what I recall, it was a short film that they said was filmed in the very house we were visiting. I remember my parents’ friends saying they had to leave their house for three days so the film could be made. So this leaves me wondering if it was somebody’s project in school or if it was a short film for T.V., or what?? Everyone was very impressed, that’s all remember.
The basic plot is there is this statue of a totem, or a god or demon something, maybe about a foot high. Someone brings it in the house and now the house is cursed. No one suspects the statue. Strange things start happening. The only thing I remember is something like THE BLOB, where this green or black gunk starts sliming and oozing its way down the carpeted stairs, freaking everyone out, getting stuck on everything, causing horror. This stuff is evil! Eventually they figure out the statue has cursed the house, but only after much damage was done. Perhaps the inhabitants all die or they move away or something. The last shot is of garbage day. You see the garbage from the cursed house on the side of the road waiting to be picked up – INCLUDING THE EVIL STATUE! The garbage man comes by and throws the obvious junk into the truck but picks up the statue and makes an expression like he thinks it’s pretty cool and he puts it in the cab with him so he can take it home. The end.
Did I dream this up? Anyone?