Wednesday, October 18, 2017

LE NOTTI DEL TERRORE - "Burial Ground: The Nights Of Terror" (1981)

It's a Halloween Countdown 2017 Zombie Wednesday in The Dungeon, and here's what you get!
 Zombies, zombies, zombies, and more zombies, and when that's not enough, there's even more zombies!

The original Italian title "Le Notti Del Terrore," translates to "The Nights Of Terror," not "A Piece Of Crap" like I thought!  I guess I need to brush up on my Italian!

Zombies! Walking dead guys, and I say guys, because among this crowd, the females are few and far between!

Rosario Prestopino is the cat who gets creds for masks and special makeup effects! Rosario had a heart attack at age 57 in 2008! Maybe he scared himself to death!

Mauro Gavazzi was the headcheese in the makeup dept. and quite frankly, that's what a lot of his makeup looks like!

When you're going for that really gross dead look, you just can't go wrong with maggots!

This is a bad print, but besides missing half his face, this zombie sure looks like he has a well trimmed beard!





And the only distraction is to get your foot caught in a bear trap!

In case I forgot to mention it, there are lots of zombies in this movie!

You can't trust zombies as a general rule, but the googly eye ones are the worst!

Zombies in the movies, just like vampires, have different rules they adhere to from one film or TV show to the next! Your common zombie is just a mumblin' bumblin' stiff just trying to get his next meal! Why zombies need to eat is something I will never understand, they're already dead! Eating ain't gonna do no good! Anyway, these zombies must be part of a union, because even though they don't speak, they're organized, and they're not going to just beat mindlessly on the door with their dead hands, these zombies have tools!! That takes things to a completely different level!

The Black Spider prophesies "nigths of terror..."
We probably should really pay more attention to krazy people who don't misspell words on porpoise! 

And I don't even want to talk about this sicko relationship!
Help Mr. Wizard! Beam me up Scotty!!
Somebody get me the Hell out of here!

Monday, October 16, 2017


 Okay kids, it's time to check out The Horror and Sci-Fi Movies of Herman Cohen, there are some very cool monster moments he's responsible for, so, sit back and enjoy the show!

First off, Herman was co-producer for BELA LUGOSI MEETS A BROOKLYN GORILLA in 1952, one wild and wooly (ha ha) comedy flick! Also stars Duke Mitchell and Sammy Petrillo in their best Martin and Lewis imitation!

Next up is TARGET EARTH from 1954, I remember seeing this thing on TV in the fifties, it was okay because of the robot and menacing shadows. Still wish the robot looked like the awesome ones in the poster!!

In the zenith year for movie monsters, 1957, Herman produced BLOOD OF DRACULA. It's a decent flick and has some great music to swing to while we're waiting for Nancy to change into that weird looking vampire (?) who goes on a killing spree!

While I was putting this post together, it hit me... Check out the posters from the fifties, especially the next three, and notice how freaking awesome they are, what punch!! Then, check out the posters after that, they taper off to just a big pile of crap in comparison, the thrill was gone! That's why I like to emulate the fifties monsters in my art, in fact, I'd be an idiot not to!!

Herman kicks some butt with I WAS A TEENAGE WEREWOLF, also in 1957. Of course, this poster was a re-release probably from 1959 because of the BONANZA reference.

Herman scores again with I WAS A TEENAGE FRANKENSTEIN in 1957, it's always weird to see Whit Bissell in both of the TEENAGE movies! Notice, the last three movies feature a Vampire, a Werewolf and a Frankenstein Monster, smart!

HOW TO MAKE A MONSTER from 1958 is a great little flick, it gots both the Werewolf and Frankenstein Monster. The only beef I have with Herman was burning Paul Blaisdell's irreplaceable monster heads at the color ending without his knowledge or permission!!!

We used to have the 1-sheet poster from THE HEADLESS GHOST from 1959 in our collection. Not a great movie, slow and way too British for my taste...

Herman's back on track with HORRORS OF THE BLACK MUSEUM in 1959!! Michael Gough is freakin' awesome as the very evil, Edmond Bancroft, in this classic tale of terror!!

Michael's back as the bad guy in KONGA in 1961, a movie Eegah!! and I saw when it came out. Wow, by that time, FAMOUS MONSTERS clued us in to all the new movies coming out!!

Three times is a charm, Michael returns again with BLACK ZOO in 1963, He's just as sadistic as ever, him and his wife run a small zoo that has some deadly animals living there!

In 1965, Herman releases A STUDY IN TERROR, a tale where Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson join in the hunt for the notorious serial killer, Jack The Ripper!

Joan Crawford goes BERSERK! in 1967, in a story about a scheming circus owner, Joan, that finds her authority being challenged when the show is targeted by a vicious killer!

Then, Joan agrees to play Dr. Brockton in TROG in 1970, man, this is one strange movie that has a caveman from the past... I prefer DINOSAURUS! a lot more when it comes to cavemen!

In 1974, Herman comes out with CRAZE, starring Jack Palance... It's a voodoo tale about a nutty antiques dealer who starts sacrificing women to an African idol. Crap poster!!

Last on the list is WATCH ME WHEN I KILL from 1977. A pharmacist is killed, and, a woman happens to see the murderer leave the scene. She begins being stalked by the killer, and, her boyfriend tries to discover who the villain is.

Great stuff, we'll have more Halloween Countdown Pogey Bait for you on Wednesday...

Saturday, October 14, 2017

DEATH BED - "The Bed That Eats" (1977)

Well, my refrigimerator (Back in the day when local people did their own ads on TV, we had one guy who actually said refrigerator like that!) is screaming at me that furniture and appliances need equal time, so I guess it's time for:

So, who's this George Barry guy anyway? Well, I can tell you this, he's a Leo, and he wrote and directed this film, and he also wrote "Deathbed" that was based on this film that was made into a video in 2002! Other than that, you're on your own!

"Death Bed: The Bed That Eats" is listed solely as a horror film on IMDB, but I think it's safe to say that it is also a comedy, a sick gory comedy, but a comedy nonetheless! It lacks personality, so I won't compare it to "Bucket Of Blood!"

Rock critic, and supposedly the man who coined the term "Punk Rock" Dave Marsh has the role of the artiste! The funny thing is they don't use his own voice in the narration, but instead leave it up to Patrick Spence-Thomas! Alas, there is no "Punk Rock" music in this movie! Too bad, because it could have used it!

Bar the doors, it's time!

There's this bed in this place out in the middle of nowhere, and it's hungry! The people who go there to make out, etc., never question why the sheets are always clean!

But they should!

You can see what happens!

The bed is like a living, thinking, rancid vat of acid covered with sheets and blankets! Memory foam turned evil! The bed doesn't just like to eat people, it also likes chicken drumsticks.....

.....and Wine!

Before it eats this girl, the bed gives her a horrible dream, where I swear they actually put a tomato worm in her mouth! My Lord, I hope she got paid more than somebody like Meryl Streep! Seriously Gross!!

The bed just foams up and sucks them in, and he prefers his meals nekkid!

Now try and tell me this isn't a comedy!

There's a history lesson in slow motion about years and years of the bed's chowing down experiences! As you can see, it hasn't always been gourmet dining!

That's right, there are no jokers in this deck! The joke's on the viewer!

This was Demene Hall's first acting appearance, and unlike most of the rest of the cast, she went on to be in other endeavors like the movie "Men Of Honor," and an episode of "Grimm" the TV series!

I have a confession, and that is I did fast forward through a bit of "Death Bed!"  It was tediously slow in certain places, and it seemed to go on forever, but I did make it to the end!

Eye think there must be 50 or more shots of stuff floating around in the bed's killer fluid!

Then this brainbat wannabehero brother of one of the intended victims gets the bright idea to try and stab the bed to kill it, but his hands and arms get sucked into the solution and he......

....Ends up looking like this!

"Death Bed" is about as Halloweenie as it gets, and you have to admit, it's a great title, but unfortunately it's just not one that the actual movie can die up to, but it is quite different, and maybe that's just enough!

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AAARRGGHHH!!!! Ya'll Come On Back Now, Y'Hear??