'Evil Easter 3: The Final Easter
is the final installment in a series of weird slasher-spoofs. Unlike the first part, this segment is neither a fake-trailer
or about a killer rabbit
but about pagan Nazis that are vampires and werewolves trying to summon a goddess
. A catholic priest and a trio that hunts nazis for fun tries to stop them. Somehow Charles Manson
Started as a fake trailer but mutated into a an entire film.
Evil Easter 3 contains examples of the following tropes:
- Ascended Extra: The nazis, compared to the second segment when they appeared.
- Affectionate Parody: Of the more "conventional" slasher films and their often similarly out-there plots.
- Argentina Is Naziland: The Nazis claim they come from South America and that everybody talks like them where they come from.
- Blasphemous Boast: The opening credtis roll over a shot of a cross burned by the nazis, during the climax a sculpture of christ burns, the
- Blond Guys Are Evil: Subverted. Heinrich is blond and evil, but father Addams is blond and good. Alice is also blond and good.
- Bloodier and Gorier: Than the previous entries that where gore free, this one is has some rather disgusting gore.
- Brief Accent Imitation: Conrad speaks american for no apparent reason when he briefs Heinrich about his opinion on Manson.
- Conflict Killer: The nazis, it seems. It turns out they where the ones who created the killer easter bunny.
- Creator Cameo: The filmmakers play the lead villains.
- Demoted to Extra: The easter bunny is hardly in the movie, but when it does show up...
- Evil Laugh: Heinrich von Teufelkraft and Conrad von Starker.
- Eldritch Abomination: Lamp Head, The Mad Hatter and that Mouthless Pope.
- Eostre turns out to be one near the end.
- Eye Scream: Heintich then squeezes out The Antiquarian's eyes. Later, the Nazi Ape is shot in the eye. They are played by the same actor.
- Faceless Goons: The minions of Heinrich wares masks.
- Fake-Out Fade-Out: When you think the movie has ended and the screen cuts to black, the really strange stuff start to happen.
- Five-Bad Band
- The Big Bad: Oberstgruppenfürer Heinrich von Teufelkraft is the one directing the efforts to resurrect the goddess for all sorts of evil Nazi stuff.
- The Dragon: Charles Manson is
- The Evil Genius: Heinrich von Teufelkraft again.
- The Brute: Hauptsturmmfürer Conrad von Starker
- The Dark Chick: Godelieve Wolf
- Gainax Ending: The ending is a completely random mix the freak-out scenes from Neon Genesis Evangelion and the endings of the Lords of Salem and 2001: A Space Odyssey.
- Gondor Calls for Aid: Two thirds into the film the Antiquarian calls three Nazis Hunters pointing them
- Grave Robbing: The nazis dig up a casket, presumably containing vampiric remains.
- Hair-Raising Hare: The easter bunny.
- Horror Doesn't Settle for Simple Tuesday: The film takes place over the Easter week.
- I Love the Dead: Manson annonces that the only way to know life is to f*ck death, much to Conrad's joy.
- Just Following Orders: Heinrich is clearly a devote nazi and Manson enjoys the life of a nazi, while Conrad seem to only be in it for the chance to commit acts of sadism. The only other villian to state any reason at all for their acts are Godelieve who mechanicly states that she is just following orders.
- Karma Houdini: Charles Manson gets away at the end.
- Large Ham: Heinrich, Manson, Addams, Conrad...
- Nazi Hunter: Tarkovsky, Ozu and Mördar-Anders hunt nazis for fun.
- Nazi Nobleman: Heinrich von Teufelkraft.
- Names to Run Away From Really Fast: Heinrich von Teufelkraft! It's german for Heinrich of the devil's power.
- One of the nazi-hunters are named Mördar-Anders. That is Swedish for Anders the Murdurer.
- Neutral Good: Eostre does put an end to Heinrich and Conrad, but she only did it because they are undead vampires that violates the laws of nature and science which she upholds.
- No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Poor father Adams...
- Only Sane Man: Father Addams
- Overly-Long Gag: The Antiquarian drinking.
- Police Are Useless: Just where the he** are they?
- Psychopathic Manchild: Hauptsturmmfürer Conrad von Starker.
- Sacrificial Lion: Addam.
- Scary Shiny Glasses: Heinrich has a pair.
- Shout-Out: The director of the film is a cineast and the film is a Reference Overdosed:
- The name Conrad von Starker is taken from the [[Nazisploitation nazisplotation]] film L'ultima orgia del III Reich by Cesare Canevari.
- The entire prolouge and flashnack scene is a obvious nod to the nazi-vampire film Frostbite.
- Operation Osterhase are clearly a spoof of Millenium from Hellsing.
- Several to nods are made to Halloween II (2009).
- Manson's I Love the Dead-philosophy is taken from Flesh For Frankenstein.
- The killing of the Antiquarian is taken from the original Captain America (1990).
- Ozu shooting the Nazi Ape in the eye recreates the famous Eye Scream from The Battleship Potemkin.
- Speaking of Ozu, his name is a shout out to japanese filmmaker Yasujirō Ozu.
- The character of Tarkovski is of course a nod to Andrei Tarkovski.
- Mördar-Anders's name is a referance to a song by artist Cornelis Vreejsvik.
- The dreamsequence is a straight shout out to the mad tea party in Alice in Wonderland.
- A lot of nods to The Lords Of Salem.
- There Is No Kill Like Overkill
- The Climax: The nazis start their ritual, as the nazi hunters run in and shoot up the place.
- The Stoic: Godelieve Wulf acts in this role.
- The Quisling: According to the script the minor character of Dietmar is.
- Those Wacky Nazis: And how! Heinrich von Teufelkraft is a tall, blonde man with round, black glasses who embodies "Smooth Nazis" like Hans Landa and The Major. His righthand man Conrad von Starker is a sadistic Sociopathic Soldier how speaks with a high pitched voice when excited.
- Too Dumb to Live: The Nazi mooks.
- Truth in Television: Jacob Grimm's theory about the legend of the easter bunny being conected to the godess Eostre is not made up, but an actual theory. Through they are not mych evidence that such a godess where worshipped by the ancient germanians, except for a roman centurions notes. The nazis seeing christianity as a jewish invention that need to be destroyed was a real opinion of occult nazis like Alfred Rosenberg. Also the information about the Thule Society is also close to real life.
- World Gone Mad: What did you expect in a horror film set on Easter with pagan Nazis playing a major role?
- World of Ham: Very much so.