Wednesday, September 17, 2014

EXTRAÑA INVASIÓN - "Stay Tuned For Terror" (1965)

Rare is for steak! Tonight's feature is beyond rare, more like RAW! Welcome to Weirder Than Hell Wednesday 'live' from the deepest catacombs of The Dungeon, and tonight's really special feature, freakin' "Extraña Invasión,"or en Englisch........
"STAY TUNED FOR TERROR!"

La Colofonia En La Proa, Y Aquí Vamos!!! Está "Extrana Invasion!" The guy in charge of all those squeaks, whistles, warbles, and efectos especiales electrnicõs was called Radio Serra (Ranser)! Very mysterious if you ask me! So, don't touch that dial...............................!!!

First off, this village looks like it's ripe for the picking! Boys just out having fun, but it looks like one of those tortuous Japanese TV game shows!

All the TVs seem to have gone LOCO! These kids are obviously going to go mad without any cartoons, and it even affects some of the adults who might have been watching soap operas or some off the wall comedy shows with some fat guy dressed up as a giant bee!

Reading sub-titles is a real pain in the ass for some people, and I have to admit, you have to pay more attention (Which is a good thing for me because it keeps me from falling asleep), and can sometimes be downright hilarious when you see the spoken lines in print! Yep, the kids are pissed, but not because they miss their TV programs, they're mad because they have already become partially addicted to this new psychedelic channel! It's a damn shame it didn't come with music by some band like Day Blindness or The Jelly Bean Bandits!

Freakin' Prefect!! Sure Doc, just blow it all off because of some age old concept that 'Kids are so weird!" WTF?! "The Kids Are All Right," and guess what, there still ain't no cure for the "Summertime Blues" that I know of! Just ask Eddie Cochran or Blue Cheer!

The "Hypno-Channel" just keeps getting stronger, which means in 1965 Argentina, it's broadcast for at least 3 or 4 miles by now! Whoa! It's probably going to take over the whole world in no time at all!

Oh, that's right, I forgot that even though this film was made in Argentina, it's set in the United States where they don't speak English, so "Stay Tuned For Terror" was a pretty good predictor of the future!

Some people deal with challenging situations in different ways! When this guy can't watch his favourite TV show, he gets hammered instead! Truth is, it really didn't matter, he was going to get smashed anyway, just like he did the day before, and the day before that!

Mr. Intendent? It's even more fun when the translator's handle on English is as bad as my Spanish!

The kid ain't feeling well because he misses Hoppity Hooper, Huckleberry Hound, and Magilla Gorilla!!!

Behind the scenes, we find out this dude is in control of everything! I thought he was an alien......but.................

The local authorities have to go door to door and tell people to turn their Televisions off!

Meanwhile the hero Richard (The Blue Gardenia) Conte and his anti-romantic foil Anna (Riot On Sunset Strip) Strasberg have more primitive, but totally repressed urges on their mind! Richard also had the role of Edward Hall in the "Twilight Zone" episode titled "Perchance To Dream!"

The kids have all become unhinged! When their own TVs are turned off, they wander off into the night, and break into their neighbor's houses and watch their TVs instead! When the residents try and ask them what is going on, or try and turn off the television, the children beat up on them!

Two very valid points all in one scene: "Everybody's Insane!" and "What's going on?"

Although they don't seem to have any one guided purpose for their behaviour, the children are all turning into zombies of sorts, but they just haven't gotten to the brain-eating stage yet!

Trying to figger it all out the good old fashioned way!!

Through a series oscillations and other random shit, the government is finally able to stop the whole thing before it gets completely out of hand! Seems the guy running the show wasn't an alien at all, but just some local guy on what was basically a public-access TV show, who found some chemicals spilled in a swamp, and decided to use them to his own advantage!

I'm not kidding, I searched for this movie for over seven years! Was it worth it? Well, I'm still alive, so I'll say yes!! Now I'm hungry for some Pollo Asada!!

Monday, September 15, 2014

~ WILD 'n' CRAZY MEXICAN LOBBY CARDS FROM THE SIXTIES And SEVENTIES ~

Now, it's time for some eye candy from those poster artists south of the border. I've chosen a nice selection of titles with eye popping artwork for your approval, so, enjoy!

These women look more like sexy flight attendants than killer invaders from space!

Great lobby card, tried to find the DVD on Amazon, and... ZILCH!

I dig Maura Monti the most, check out her costume and that weird Black Lagoon type creature!

Here's one wild 'n' crazy movie we've already posted called AUTOPSY OF A GHOST!

Here's the wacky Mexican version of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, we'll be posting this flick one of these days, here at The Dungeon. I have over 100 Mexican Monster Movies in my DVD collection.

Capulina movies are always especially goofy. This title is currently $100 on Amazon, another title, CAPULINA CONTRA LOS VAMPIROS, is nearly $200!!!.. I have them both.

Is this a classic card or what?!.. Wrestlers, vampires and lots of red, red blood!

Here's another wild flick with wrestler Superzan, Mexicans love to use midgets in their stories.

This is a very nice Crime card that features Adventure, Romance, Action, and naturally, Music!

This is the card for part 1 of the popular Mummy trilogy starring Ramon Gay and Rosita Arenas.

A Human Robot was brought in to fight the Mummy in part 3, this one is totally whacked out!

Another rare flick I have on DVD-R, we used to see this guy's ugly puss in the pages of FAMOUS MONSTERS back in the day. I also used to have a complete set of FMs.

This is a beautiful lobby card, it has all the elements that makes it an attractive collectible.

I'm pretty sure this card would be considered a fine example of kitsch artwork, wowzers!!

Time for a little trip to the jungle, where we can find bloodthirsty natives and shrunken heads!

There's always a place for sexy vampire movies, this one even has Santo in it!

This time it isn't just sex, it's LOVE!!

Here's a great looking JD card from LOOK IN ANY WINDOW starring Paul Anka.

Another nice card, this time from SHOCK CORRIDOR starring Peter (THE CRAWLING HAND) Breck. I have the last two cards in my collection... Tune in Wednesday when The Dungeon will have another rare flick for you!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

WHAT’S GOOD FOR THE GOOSE (1969) – Well, is it?

 
Greg Goodsell here -- what we have in the Dungeon tonight is a vintage British sex farce that seems a tad too naughty for these here parts.  WHAT'S GOOD FOR THE GOOSE also went under the title GIRL TROUBLE in the States or NORMAN - GIR DEN GAS in foreign territories!

Yes, our man Norman Wisdom plays banker Timothy Bartlett ruled by his humdrum, workaday routine. For a British sex quickie, however, WHAT’S GOOD FOR THE GOOSE has quite a pedigree! It’s produced by horror film producer extraordinaire Tony Tenser, released by his Tigon Studios. Tenser had a hand in such classics as WITCHFINDER GENERAL (1968) and BLOOD ON SATAN’S CLAW (1971)! Director Menachem Golan would later join forces with his cousin Yorum Globus to forge the incredible bomb factory known as Cannon Pictures in the 1970s! He died on August 8 at the ripe old age of 85 this very year! But we’re getting ahead of ourselves -
 
 To borrow a phrase from an old Kinks ditty, “What are we living for? Two-roomed apartment on the second floor.” Norman’s three adorable kids ignore and don’t appreciate all of his hard work -- can you feel a mid-life crisis coming on?

Sent to a conference by his ailing boss at the coastal town of Southport, trouble comes quickly! These two British lolly birds are about to get our friend Norman into all kinds of trouble! LET THE CARTOON BEGIN!

Adjusting their sunglasses, Nikki (Sally Geeson) and Meg (Sarah Atkinson) size our Norman up as a repressed old prude! That’s about to change in a very big way –

Yup, a little bit of leg will get any girl far in this world. Norman here feigns disapproval –

Geeson, the lovely brunette in this shot is the younger sister of distinguished British actress Judy Geeson of HORROR PLANET/INSEMINOID (1980) infamy! She would only appear in a few more pictures until she chucked acting all together in 1972 to pursue a teaching career!

The girls ply their wares and let slip that they will be partying in town that weekend. You can see the bug slip into Norman’s ear at this point!

There’s a lot more from where that came from?

Out and about to pick up a pack of fags -- that’s CIGARETTES, for you yanks, Norman stumbles into a -- literally -- underground nightclub called the Screaming Apple!

As you can see, poor Norman is a real fish out of water in this kooky comedy as he takes to a psychedelic hippie joint in black bowtie and tuxedo!

As plainly evident, there are a lot of British hippies who were having FUN FUN FUN in this nightspot where patrons can swing on inner tubes! Looks unsafe …

The enthusiastic British hipsters welcome Norman with open arms, because -- HE HAS MONEY! YAY!

Here is why this film is remembered, if at all -- it features the noted and celebrated psychedelic and blues rock group the Pretty Things! The Things contribute four songs to this film’s soundtrack. As you can see, these Things aren’t particularly “pretty” -- but neither is rock and roll!

What is good for the goose REALLY is good for the gander, as this male waiter, in the manner of other swingin’ female birds of the time, goes “topless. “

Why, even a member of the house band also goes the Tarzan route!

And here’s our fave “it” girl again, trying to convince Norman to stop being such an old fuddy-duddy!

Bedding down with his lovely for a night of extramarital sex, a lock of her hair strategically placed foresees the macho street clone look that would become popular in the following decade!

Norman afterwards embraces the youth counter-culture. A bit of booze and some Carnaby Street clothes make the man!
Yours truly is ashamed to say that he, at one point, wore vests like that -- as late as 1976!

Feeling remorseful, Norman drags his wife (Sally Bazely) to Southport for some hippie clothes and free-wheeling fun, but as she slathers on some cold cream, our hero realizes -- you can’t go home again! Is what’s good for the goose REALLY good for the gander? You’ll have to see the movie to find out! This is Greg Goodsell – over and out!

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Monster Music
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