Killer Ponies III: Pride and Gory is a 2003 supernatural horror film, written by Mark Davis and Larry Roosevelt and directed by Larry Roosevelt. It is also a sequel to Killer Ponies II: Dead End, which is also followed by Killer Ponies IV: The Last Stand.
Set hours from the events of Dead End. Detective Manning and Police lieutenant Edward continue their search for Moonstone, Cotton Candy and Buttons.
As Manning and Edward take the Coaster back over to Solana Beach that night after unable to resort finding the ponies, Skydancer hops onto one of the train windows and climbs inside. Before a train assistant can stop the pony, Skydancer shoots him dead and all hell breaks loose.
Manning hears the gunfire and goes to investigate. Before he's able to find the body of the train assistant, he gets violently thrown by an unseen force, knocking him out cold. Edward tries to help Manning, but gets attacked by a silhouette of one of the ponies and gets thrown down the stairs, breaking both of his legs. Manning wakes up to find himself in the hospital, only to find out he suffered a heat stroke. He mentions he doesn't remember anything on the train, except by the fact that there was some mysterious pony on the train and was attacked by a violent force.
He's sent free from the hospital shortly afterward, but only to get a call from one of the ponies, Moonstone. She mentions on the line that she has a new pony in her group, Skydancer and that now that she wants revenge on Manning. He later has strange forces pursue him while his loved ones attempt to save him.
Larry Roosevelt - Detective Manning
Mark Davis - Police lieutenant Edward
Daniel Tautolo - Moonstone
Lance Gilder - Cotton Candy
Sam Raffelson - Buttons
|Several passengers||Killed offscreen|
|Moonstone, Cotton Candy, Buttons and Skydancer||Killed differently (shot, stabbed, sacrificed)|
Filming began in September 2002 and ended in March 2003.
The film was shot around certain areas of California, Detroit and other states for exteriors, pick-up shots and the final battle. The budget was around a mere $10K.
Track #1: Super Metroid - Title Theme
Track #2: The Transformation / The Storm / The Revelation & Death in the Elevator - Pino Donaggio (during the train scene) (some bits used)
Track #3: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask - Ikana Valley (during the phone scene)
Track #4: Actraiser: Aitos - Stages 1&2 (during Manning's nightmare, other certain scenes)
Track #5: Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - Shadow Temple Music (Manning and Edward getting prepared for the final battle)
Track #6: Actraiser: Aitos - Final Boss (during the final battle) (used from 0:38 - 1:23)
Track #7: Check on You - Joseph LoDuca (during the scene after Manning and Edward defeat the ponies, where the two sit by a fire pit and share a beer)
Track #8: Phalanx - Staff Roll (Credits) (used in the ending credits)