Monday, April 29, 2013


Welp, this is the last Monsterous Monday in April 2013 with Tabonga, here at The Dungeon!.. We gots a quite elegant little horror film based on the popular sixties Gothic TV soap opera, DARK SHADOWS. This time, Barnabas Collins gets injections that make it possible for him to withstand sunlight, whoa!!......

Eegah!! sent over this lil' soundclip from the costume party where Barnabas gets to meet his relatives for the first time in two centuries, sooooo, you can push the big red 'GO' button there next to the magic espresso machine, NOW, Ralphie The Tarantula! Here's our audio offering for... HOUSE OF DARK SHADOWS!

While robbing a crypt in New England, poor Willie accidently awakens the 200 year old vampire, Barnabas Collins, and becomes his cursed servant!

Suddenly, people are dying under very mysterious circumstances!

Then, naturally, nightly vampire biting at the Collin's mansion begins...

The Vampire Patrol is brought in to deal with the problem, and, this unlucky bloodsucker gets a big sharp stake right through her evil little heart!

In the meantime, Dr. Julia Hoffman has discovered that Barnabas is a vampire and blackmails him into testing her serum that will make it possible for him to leave his coffin during the day.

Break time while Barnabas beats the Holy Hell out of poor Willie!

Okay, we're back, the doctor tells Barnabas that she's in love with him. He rejects her so she destroys all the remaining serum, which, causes Barnabas to start regressing into a hideous creature besides totally pissing him off!..

Whut I said!..

Barnabas really wants Maggie Evans, she looks exactly like his deceased fiance Josette. To get to her, he deep sixes this stupid sleeping guard!

He thinks she's the reincarnation of Josette and plans to make her his unholy bride for eternity... Boo-wah, Everbloody!!!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

MR. X - Manuel Parada - "aka Avenger X" (1967)

"Mr-X" is a movie I have wanted to see ever since I started this blog, and this is one of my favourite posters, so tonight it is finally my pleasure to present it to you, but before we get the show rolling, just let me say, it wouldn't have been possible without the help of our pal Brian Horrorwitz over at The Trash Palace!! Brian's got one of the finest assortments of garbage on the planet, but don't take my word for it, go check it out for yourself!

"Mr X" was also released as "Avenger X!" Personally I prefer the title "Mr. X!" Is it the greatest film in the world, not exactly, but was it worth the wait, Hell Yes!! The fine music throughout "Mr. X" was created by Manuel Parada, a Spanish composer of "Satanik" and "Fistful Of Knuckles" fame!

"Mr. X" is a hybrid mix of comic books and spy flix!

Armando Pascual Calvo Lespier aka Armando Calvo is the ever so evil George Lamarr, and he's great at what he does, being bad!

Lamarr's fiancée has just informed him that she knows what's going on and she wants her fair cut, so he sends her out on a mission as a courier!

This is where her body shows up! It doesn't matter who you are, you don't try and doublecross Lamarr! He's just a little too ruthless to put up with that kind of crap! And on top of all that, he sets it up to blame Mr. X as the killer. That's where he makes his first big mistake!!!

Mr X. can do it all, and he's also a master of disguise! Here he poses as the mortician right in front of the inspector who is looking for him!

Dapper Mr. X is played by Pier Paolo Capponi or as he was billed for this role, Norman Clark. Mr. X is not only suave and a smart dresser, he's also a professional golfer who has won a number of world wide tournaments!

Just like Batman has Robin, Mr. X has Timy, who is a Helluva lot better looking than Burt Ward! Timy is played by the drop dead gorgeous Gaia Germani! Not only beautiful, Timy can also kick your ass!

I just like this shot of  Mr. X and Timy, some of the beautiful people of the world in 1967,  no doubt!

Mr. X and Timy don't just eat sushi, they have it served in their home the proper way!

Mr. X also has all kinds of cool devices at his disposal, like this gun that shoots cigarette looking objects into a wall so he can climb up and look in an upper story window to find out more information about Lamarr's six million dollar plans!

The cops are subjected to an exercise in futility when they try and chase Mr. X! "Hey fools I'm over here!"

To elude his pursuers, Mr. X quickly changes clothes and takes on the persona of an American tourist from Texas!

Mr. X sets up another trap..........

...............and this idiot falls for it hook, line and sinker!

Lamarr is doublecrossed by his right hand man, and after the guy pleads for his life, Lamarr tells him he can go, and then he shoots him in the back! Nice guy!!

At this point it's not even about doublecross anymore, but more like quadruplecross or maybe even quintupletcross, as Mr. X delivers the final slap in the face to tough guy Lamarr, who just like everybody else is just nothing more than a big pussy when the final cards are dealt!!

A fitting ending, X marks the spot where after being tied to the front of a boat, Lamarr's head runs straight into a bunch of rocks in a fiery explosion, and Mr. X and Timy live happily ever after with their share of the six mill!

Friday, April 26, 2013


It's Friday Vintage Japanese Theater with Tabonga, here at The Dungeon!.. We gots the AIP TV version of the flick also known as GAPPA THE TRIPHIBIAN MONSTERS with the original Japanese title, DAIKYOJU GAPPA. I like this SUPER 8mm box art, it captures the old school feel of the movie. One tagline reads... Even mightier than 'King Kong'!

Eegah!! sent over a cool lil' soundclip for us to enjoy, sooooo, you can push the big red 'GO' button way over there, NOW, Rufus The Gnat! Here's our audio offering for... MONSTER FROM A PREHISTORIC PLANET!

The story starts with a science expedition en route to a tropical island in the South Pacific where the natives worship the mysterious deity named Gappa.

While on the island, an earthquake opens up an underground cavern and a baby reptile is discovered after its giant egg is broken open. Against the natives' warning, the expedition takes the small reptile back to Japan for study.

They hook him up with a metal helmut to study his little neurons and whatnots!..

I just like this shot with the simple black and white TV in it, that's all.

As warned, mom and pop Gappa show up to cause a pile of nonstop mayhem and destruction, looking for their kedso!

Giant blimps are brought in to haul the oversized reptile to a site where they plan on releasing him. Japan cannot face total destruction, so, you know, might as well let him go.

More shots I just like...

And, there's just no peace until the little guy's returned to his overprotective parents...

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