"Dance of the Serpent": Documentary filmmaker Jim Colter has gone to his secretaries' home, the island of Costa Roja, where he hopes to film her native peoples perform the Dance of the Serpent. However, in spite of the warnings that an outsider view, let alone film the dance is forbidden and tho
Appearing in "Dance of the Serpent"
- Phantom Stranger
- Jim Colter (Only appearance; dies)
- Teresa (Only appearance; dies)
- Cult of the Serpent (Single appearance)
- Costa Roja
- Serpent Skull
Synopsis for "Dance of the Serpent"
Documentary filmmaker Jim Colter has gone to his secretaries' home, the island of Costa Roja, where he hopes to film her native peoples perform the Dance of the Serpent. However, in spite of the warnings that an outsider view, let alone film the dance is forbidden and those who cross the Cult of the Serpent will end up dead.
Ignoring the warnings, even the ones given by the Phantom Stranger, Colter locates the Cult of the Serpent and films their ceremony. He realizes that the girl involved in the middle of it is his own secretary Teresa. When he accidentally drops his camera he scares the snakes coiling around Teresa's body an they bite her fatally with their lethal venom.
When the Cult members try to kill Colter, the Phantom Stranger stands in the way to prevent them from killing Colter. Colter tries to escape in his jeep but when a bunch of snakes suddenly coil together and form into Teressa in the middle of the road. Swerving out of the way Colter crashes and dies. The Phantom Stranger recovers the footage, and exposes the film and discards it before leaving.
Appearing in "The Spawn of Frankenstein (Part 3)"
Synopsis for "The Spawn of Frankenstein (Part 3)"
As Rachel Adams plots her revenge against the Spawn of Frankenstein, she is captured by a Satanist who hopes to use a satanic spell to sacrifice her soul to Satan, in exchange for immortality. Coincidentally, the Spawn of Frankenstein has finished digging up the grave of Victor Adams, when it begins to rain, and he seeks shelter in the same house. Interrupting the diabolical ceremony, the Spawn of Frankenstein is knocked out by the Satanist's loyal subject, and put in Rachel Adams' place.
However, the Spawn of Frankenstein breaks free, and the resulting feedback causes the Satanist to be burnt to a crisp, along with his faithful servant who tried to take the Spawn of Frankenstein's place. The Spawn then takes both Rachel and the corpse of Victor back to Victor's lab, in anticipation of resurrecting Adams so that he can get his revenge.
- This book was first published on March 8, 1973.
- This issue is reprinted in Showcase Presents: The Phantom Stranger Vol. 2.
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