Friday, October 31, 2008

EEGAH!!! - Arch Hall - "Valerie" (1962)

Not something weird, freaky, new or special for you on this final amazing "All Saint's Night 2008" but instead we're going to dig into the roots of what we're doing here!!!
This is the last piece of music I have for you from "Eegah!" and I was saving it for a special night, so here ya'll go!! It ain't even worth arguing about, cause without a doubt, it's the best Pop song of all time, written and performed by the genius Arch Hall, from the film only second to "Citizen Kane" and "Gone With The Wind" in most intelligent thinker's books, my freakin' namesake, "EEGAH!!!"

This simply amazing song is titled "Valerie" and it goes something like this:

"If I had, a thousand paintings, in a marble, gallery,
Every, single picture, would be of Valerie,"

Okay, now, get ready for the really good stuff!!!

"Vitamins are good they say, and so's a calorie,
But I'd feel like a tiger on one kiss from Valerie,"

Yes, Arch really did rhyme Valerie and calorie!!!! Isn't that the best ever!??? C'mon!!!!

"I couldn't stand tomorrow, and they can have today,
If some one took my Valerie a half a mile away!"

"If I had, a billion dollars, and a banker's, salary,
I'd spend it, all on flowers, to give to, Valerie!!!"

Oh, baby!!!!! And what's even better than those background singers singing "Salary"?? There's nobody named "Valerie" in the movie!!!! This song comes complete with Ooobie-Doo Ooh-oohs and whistling from soma-place you're not opt to venture to on purpose! Sing it Arch!!!

As I have been told numerous times in the past, "Eegah!!!" cleans up pretty damn good!!!

So now it's time to track down that ghoul you love, write him or her a song rhyming his or her name to the most absurd things in the world and you're 'Good Golly Miss Molly' guaranteed to be together a real gone time! Peace and Aarrrgghhhh!!!!!

Forrest J. Ackerman was the man who inspired us to love and write about Monster Movies, and it was the Reverend Tom Frost who inspired us to do this blog, so on this hallowed 2008 night of all nights, lift those glasses high to them and all the other greats we've toasted and roasted here!! Thanx!!!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

THE DOUBLE GARDEN aka THE REVENGE OF DR. X / Toei Studios Japan - 1970 / Music by ?

Tabonga finish off Halloween month by coloring outside of lines little bit!! Here is pretty obscure flick from Toei Studio Japan 1970. What is awesome is story by Eddie Wood, Jr.!! And, US version use credits for Eddie Romero's MAD DOCTOR OF BLOOD ISLAND!.. Kwazy!

Who know who do music?! Not Tabonga, but Tabonga tell you this stuff is cool, man!! PLANT MAN MUZIK!

Science dude James Craig flipping out so he take vacation to Japan.

He start working on project though, he want mutate plants! He hire topless gurlz diving down and get special plant on ocean bottom for him make experiment! Gurlz do great job for about 5 minutes!!!

So, he hang in there and make plant man mutant dude! Too cool, have Venus Fly-Trap hand!!

But, damn thing get loose and kill worthless village person. Well, everbloody go nuts and try find it, and burn with torches! That Tabonga worst nightmare, hot torches!!

James decide he have to go find monster, he use goat lure to find because thing hungry, then he kill creation! You look James' hand and see he turn into monster too!

He hear something and turn around to find hungry plant dude. Now what?!

Remember, Eddie writing story so not have to really make sense! Anyway, monster push James off cliff. Find this flick and check it out, no kidding!

Tabonga give top rating!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

GONKS GO BEAT - "Earth Or Planet Gonk" (1965)

The Boss said no more funny stuff, so let's get right down to wrapping up these seasonal festivities with some serious action from the film nobody wants you to know about, "Gonks Go Beat!" It's time for the final showdown, "Earth Or Planet Gonk," and there's still time for you to make a final decision!! It's all up to you now!!! There's nothing else we can do for you!!!

It's "Earth Or Planet Gonk!!!" Earth or Planet Gonk???

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

THE INVISIBLE HUMAN And THE FLY MAN / Daiei Studios Japan - 1957 / Music by Tokujiro Okubo

What Tabonga can say about tonight flick??..

WHOA!!.. That what!

Original Japan title go like 'Tômei ningen to hae otoko.' Music dude Mr. Okubo start composing for flick in 1939, but he only have 12 credit, and this his last one!! He know Japan sci-fi sounds for sure though! So, here we go... BUG vs DUDE!

More great stuff from The Dungeon Mad Lab!!!

Since Tabonga not speak Japanese Tabonga not really sure what going on with flick except there is science dude with cool lab and making invisible machine... Oh, and guy like to smoke!!

Have sexy dance gurlz though!! Tabonga give flick A+! Gurlie top defy explanation!!

Next to gurlz, this Tabonga favorite still!

Invisible Dude showing off! He have real weird sense of humor!!

When Tabonga watch he want be Fly Guy too. Have big dividends!!

"Going invisible!"

Fly Guy very creative. Now he looking up gurlz' skirts!


Monday, October 27, 2008

EL MONSTRUO DE LOS VOLCANES (The Monster Of The Volcano) - Sergio Guerrero - "Homenaje A El Gordo" (1963)

Really, I'm not kidding this time, Happy Halloween y Feliz Día de Todos los Santos!!!! AAiieeeaahhhhiieee!!!!

Not to be confused with the 1955 Japanese release "Gojira No Gyakushû" (The Volcano Monster), a Godzilla film, Oh, No, tonight's feature is the 1963 Mexican film "El Monstruo De Los Volcanes," or as we affectionately know it, "The Monster Of The Volcano" or as it is sometimes referred to, "The Big White Fuzzy Stupid-Looking Thing That Looks Like It Escaped From Sesame Street!!!"

This movie has practically everything you could want from a movie! It's got girls!!

It's got action!!

And even more action!!!

And it's got "El Gordo Blanco" also known to his amigos as "Fatso!"

"Hey baby, how about a hug???"

They actually pushed 'El Gordo de los Volcanes' off a cliff at the end, I didn't really get it!!!!

With Original Music by Sergio Guerrero, who not only did a lot of music for Mexican masked wrassler lucha libre and horror flicks, but also for some of those all-time classic titles like "Pancho Tequila", "The Princess Hippie" and "Rebels A Go-Go!" Born in 1921, Maestro Sergio just passed away in the beginning of this year, but at least we have his music to remember him by!!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

THE GIANT CLAW / Columbia - 1957 / Music by Mischa Bakaleinikoff

Tonight we have some classic 'schlock.' When the big-wigs at Columbia saw the final cut, they basically had a big heart attack!! Part of the movie had been farmed out to a Mexican company for creation of the space vulture and the filming of it's parts including the models. Columbia execs were expecting something closer to FORBIDDEN PLANET! Instead, what they got was a pretty damn good Mexican monster flick!

Seriously, you can't get a title card better than that!! The awesome Mischa Bakaleinikoff is our music conductor for this title. Mischa has 148 composing and... get this!.. 402 credits from the music department! WOW!!.. Now, give a listen to tonight's classic offering... Big Bird and Small Talk!!


There are 7 uncredited composers that contributed to this project including Max Steiner and Marlin Skiles!

Jeff Morrow plays Mitch MacAfee, the pilot who first saw the bird. He says "Its as big as a battleship!" even though it didn't show up on radar! Then, we also have the beautiful Mara Corday playing Sally Caldwell. Both actors have already been featured here at The Dungeon! The second still shows Mitch's weird theory about a spiral pattern the bird is flying, because that the placement of the X'es correspond to where the thing had been sighted!.. Looks like a straight line to me! Did they have LSD in 1957?!

Here's Mitch and Sally as they mix love with space monsters at his bachelor pad!

Nice series of stills, and, it happens to more than just this guy!

Get real, how in the hell's that thing gonna help??

I love these posed shots as people at the beach watch the space bird pass overhead!

A good 'n' ugly shot of the thing as it... err... she works on a nest!

Great stuff here as the teens race along the highway, they have a salt shaker so they can put salt on the tail of the big bad bird if it comes around!.. What a setup!!

I'd bet that these three shots show the reason for some of the angst the producers felt as they sat there watching this turkey! Top pic shows the hot rod on a string before a firecracker blows it up! The second still shows the bird flying away holding a string of train cars!!! Those would be hot dogs in any cartoon!

Mitch finally gets his infernal 'anti-matter' demolisher working, so, they mount it in the rear end of a WW II bomber! Get this, the Generals take over the piloting job! Those were real men back then! And, no wonder, that's Robert Shayne and Morris Ankrum there!

Monster Music

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