Dr. Ella Mental (Mariah Johnson) is a slightly clumsy scientist who's
nevertheless mad enough to try and create a zombie according to the rules
of George A. Romero in her lab. She is helped by idiotic Mr Budderbottom
(Jarod Kearney) and the neurotic duck-handpuppet Roscoe (Talon Borrelli) -
but neither of them is a big help. She also has the classic Night
of the Living Dead on, for research purposes ...
To make a
zombie, one of course first needs a human specimen - so she has her
helpers abduct a man or woman (whichever path you choose) and gets some
spare bodyparts from either the storeroom or a woman she seduces when a
potion turns her into Hydie.
Ultimately, Ella succeeds or fails to make
a zombie, again whichever way you choose, but always to rather amusing
Next, Ella exposes her audience to another instructional video,
The Satanic Rites of
Dracula, which of course gives her the idea to create a vampire of
her own - with or without the assistance of her alter ego Hydie of course.
But while she's still out trying to figure a way to create a vampire, the
masked villain Great Bandito kidnaps her in an effort to steal her show.
But with the help of Budderbottom and Roscoe or Hydie or without any help,
she gets manages to overcome the Bandito and make it back to her lab just
in time for finishing her latest experiment: To create a vampire that's
immune to sunlight. But has she succeeded - and if so, what will that mean
for mankind? If not, what will that mean for her test subject=?
Ella Mental's Mad Lab Picture Show is most certainly something the
world has not seen very often (if ever): A multi-path
choose-your-own-story show that's also a hosted horror double feature
(films obviously being Night
of the Living Dead and The
Satanic Rites of Dracula). Sounds silly? Well, actually it's
supposed to be, it's a hosted horror double feature with a comedic framing
story that has ... not really all that much to do with the films other
than it's about zombies or vampires - but it's good macabre fun, and
that's what these shows are all about, and Mariah Johnson as
too-klutzy-to-be-really-mad scientist is a welcome breakaway from the
usual horror host mold without deriving from the fun these shows usually
are in the least ...
If all of this has gotten you interested,
you might want to check out the movie(-game) here: http://www.flicksphere.com/store/dr-ella-mental-synopsis/