Monday, June 29, 2009

CIRCUS OF FEAR - Johnny Douglas - "Three Just Men" (1966)

"Circus Of Fear" or "Psycho-Circus" as it's known in one of it's other incarnations, is based on a novel by Dungeon Hero Edgar Wallace, entitled "The Three Just Men," and is a crazy story with enough twists and turns to keep Chubby Checker or Mario Andretti happy!! The theme music is quite MOR, but that might have something to do with the fact that composer Johnny Douglas was the music director on a boatload of those "Living Strings" records that RCA cranked out in the 60's and 70's!! Want to check out more of Johnny's work, go to any thrift store, and you'll find them right next to all those TJB records!! Here's the real surprise, Johnny also provided music for a number of TV shows in the 80's like "Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends", "The Incredible Hulk", "Dungeons & Dragons", "G.I. Joe", AND 98 episodes of "Transformers!" Put that in your "Living Strings" and smoke it!!

Because it's an Edgar Wallace tale, there's going be a lot of rationalizing, so you get a whole lot of scenes like these with Leo Genn as Elliott putting the pieces together!!

This German poster gave the viewer a good idea of what's going on, and because he was so popular in Europe, Edgar's credit is right at the top!

Nothing says lovin' like smokin' in the wagon, yeah, Circus Monkey Love!!

This is another one of Mr Wallace's trippy twisted tales, so who do you think is up to all the mischief in this here psycho circus??

Is it Klaus Kinski as Manfred Hart? Klaus always has to be a contender for suspect, just because he's so nuts, no matter what character he's playing or what film he's in!!

Was it little guy blackmailer Skip Martin as Mr. Big causing all the fuss??

Maybe it's Mario, the knife thrower played by Maurice Kaufmann! People are getting stabbed with a throwing knife, so he's a really fine suspect!!

Could it possibly have been the stupid comedian Eddie, portrayed by Eddi Arent? He's way too innocent!!

Christopher Lee as Gregor looks anything but innocent, but is it possible, is he really horribly misunderstood & disfigured underneath that hood?

I have too much respect for the writing of Edgar Wallace to give away the ending, so you'll just have it rent it yourself!!

On this poster in English, they don't even mention Edgar Wallace!! It's just all so weird some times!!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

The Dungeon SATURDAY AFTERNOON FLICK - "King Kong vs. Godzilla" - 1963

Dungeon bringing you real classic 'rock'em sock'em' total action feature this afternoon! Star everbloody favorite, King Kong + Godzirra wif' lots-o cool stills to satisfy happy place in you nut brain!

Japanese version have music by Akira Ifukube, who else?.. We have nice clip where kid get to sing on magic radio, thank you Eegah!! He always make it fun!

Okay, now we startin' the show!.. KING KONG CAN'T MAKE A MONKEY OUT OF US! Ha, just keep saying that to you silly self!

Dirty ratz-a-fratz!.. Drunk Navy guy crash brand new atomic sub into iceberg, let us see wha' hoppin'.. Hey, guess what?! Godzilla wuz asleep in there!!! Pretty sure called 'double whammy' in professional gameshow world!

Now Godzilla all grumpy and pissed at same time, was almost ready to score in excellent dream he was having! Better take cover, human jerk!!

Lots of weird adventure tracking down big hairy ape King Kong on lost island!

Easy to trick stupid animal when it come to taste buds!.. Knock out drops in ice cold beer! Hey, where is King Kong' pillow, anyway?.. Yawn!

And, when I wake up, King Kong wuz in Japan!!.. Come on, WHAT HELL!!

Uh oh, Godzilla still pissed!! He need anger management class!

Crap, Bireley's closed!!!

To get King Kong to fight area they first humiliate him with giant balloon flight over downtown Japan!! KK say in interview later, "Everbloody could see my butt!"

Now, four action still to enjoy!!

See, nice!!

These guy know how to fight!.. DIRTY!!!

Might as well document it, can use for blackmail later!


The world watch as King Kong swim back to his lost island! Goodbye, old pal! And, thanks for helping tear the crap outta Japan!.. Again!! Thanks!!

Friday, June 26, 2009

MEMORIAL VALLEY MASSACRE - Jed Feuer - "Valley Of Death" (1988)

Well, it's a hot time, Summer Friday night, and 38 years from last Wednesday, and to celebrate we have one of the best worst movies I've ever seen, but a Helluva lot of fun to break down, "Memorial Valley Massacre"!!! The music was composed by Jed Feuer in one of his rare outings!

The great thing about movies like this, is that you don't have to spend a lot of time justifying it's existence, it is what it is, and that ain't much, so take it for what it's worth and don't expect a lot, drink a couple of extra margaritas, and have yourself a good time without having to have to think a whole lot!! How bout we all get it from Netflix on the same night, and celebrate 'Give Your Brain A Break' night!!

It's the big Memorial Day weekend and all the happy campers are going to the new campground that just opened up!

But it seems they got a big hitch in their didgywidget and a lot of the stuff isn't ready, like the restrooms!! Veteran actor still working today, John Kerry plays George Webster, the ranger in denial!

So the owner of the project, Cameron Mitchell, who I dare to say has been in as many slasher and horror films as anybody, and the 'big' name in this film, throws a shit fit in a small role as Allen Sangster!!

But the real problem that nobody knows about, is that this guy, John Caso, in his solo acting venture, and who looks and acts like a cross between Ben Stiller and Ted Nugent, with a vicious streak to challenge Jason or Jack The Ripper also lives in this valley, is severely socially dysfunctional, and doesn't like space invaders!!

It all starts off innocently enough with a couple of snakes!!

Even the party ready bikers sense something ain't right, but it's okay because they got free product placement Tecate!!

Then after a couple of people get killed, it starts to rain on the party for real!!

Most of the campers go out on a search party, and this big dummy finds a skull in a cave with a bunch of other stuff belonging to the killer, and decides to keep it because he thinks it's cool!! I forgot what his number ended up to be!!

Another big name in the small role of General Mintz was William Smith! Linda Honeyman played his wife, and you gotta love it, Pepper Mintz!!

Pepper says, "Do you smell gas?" So much for The General and Pepper saving the day!! So, who's the hero of this movie gonna be??

The biker chicks are terribly distraught, but still have a good grip on their beer even though like 9 people have got killed in the last day or two!

Despite all the death and dismemberment, this gal still decides to walk into the woods alone in the dark! How sympathetic can one person be when that kind of idiocy prevails??

There must have been too much free beer on the set, they couldn't even get "Tecate" spelled right in the credits! That couldn't have gone over real well!!

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