Lady Terminator, Directed by H. Tjut Djalil (as Jalil Jackson), 1988

"I'm not a lady. I'm an anthropologist!"

While researching an ancient artifact, a young anthropologist gets inhabited by the spirit of a legendary sea queen. Once possessed, the girl goes on a kill-crazy rampage that focuses primarily on amorous young men. Her vengeance then turns to a woman wearing a necklace that belonged to the family of the man that stole the sea queen's mystical sword...the one she kept in the form of a snake in her vagina. Yeah, trying to accurately describe this plot in words is like expecting someone to fully experience Mozart by smelling the DVD cover of Amadeus.

This was my freshmen viewing of Lady Terminator and I would already have to assign it a position atop my list of favorite cult films. I was completely erroneous in my assumption that the Italians had the market cornered on knockoff films; Indonesia displays a healthy adeptness for plagiarism as well. It takes a while, but as soon as the crazy, possessed girl begins stalking the girl with the necklace, entire sequences from The Terminator are stolen shot-for-shot. Remember that robo eye-removal scene? It's there. The line "come with me if you want to live?" It's there! It does however highlight the elements shockingly lacking from Cameron's film: mullets, vagina snakes, and copious amounts of penis trauma. If you don't have a good time watching this flick, you may be inhabited by an evil sea queen.
categories Reviews, Sci-Fi