Monday, January 2, 2012

VOODOO WOMAN / American International Pictures - 1957

Welcome to the first Monster Monday with Tabonga in 2012, here at The Dungeon!.. We're going back to 1957 for a redo of a post we first did in 2007! It has the perfect tagline ~ A woman by day... a monster by night! And, you can't go wrong with keywords like Jungle, Mad Scientist, Voodoo, Witch Doctor, Murder, Acid, Molotov Cocktail and a Monster played by Paul Blaisdell!!

The story... Deep in the jungle, a mad scientist is using the natives' voodoo for his weird experiments to create an indestructible being to serve his will. When a party of gold seekers stumbles upon his domain, he realizes that the expedition's evil leader is the perfect subject for his work...

The music is by John Blackburn and Darrell Calker. This was John's only composing credit. Darrell started out working for Walter Lantz, composing music for cartoons, for which he has tons of credits for all the work he did in the forties.

Okay, letz bring in our fuzzy lil' Dungeon fiend and button pusher, Ralphie The Tarantula!.. Hello dort, Ralphie! He's here to start the show by rolling our cool soundclip, so, push the big red 'GO' button located directly behind you, now, Ralphie! Here's... VOODOO WOMAN!

Geez, it's always something with this broad!

Doesn't anybloody realize how ridiculous Tom Conway looks here?!.. Anyway, Tom plays Dr. Gerald, the dude trying to create his army of superhuman voodoo creatures. He can also been seen in CAT PEOPLE, I WALKED WITH A ZOMBIE, 12 TO THE MOON and was The Falcon in the forties.

Actually, this is where the real tail begins!..

So, what do you think of my kid's drawing, he wants to be an artist!

Paul Dubov plays the bartender, we remember Paul from THE FLYING MISSILE, HIGH NOON, THE ATOMIC KID, DAY THE WORLD ENDED, THE SHE-CREATURE, THE ATOMIC SUBMARINE and SHOCK CORRIDOR! Not too bad!

Here's Mike 'Touch' Connors as Ted Bronson and Marla English as murderess, Marilyn Blanchard. Mike was also in THE DAY THE WORLD ENDED and Marla was in THE SHE-CREATURE.

Lance Fuller plays Rick Brady, Marilyn's jealous boyfriend. Lance was in FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLFMAN, THIS ISLAND EARTH, THE SHE-CREATURE and GOD'S LITTLE ACRE, but, I'd say that his claim to fame was being married to the blonde bombshell, Joi Lansing, for two and a half years. He was not a favorite of Paul Blaisdell's.

The Doc keeps up with his little experiments!

Now, where have I seen that symbol before?..

The doctor realizes Marilyn's potential!

And, Ted and the Doc's wife really hit it off!

Marilyn volunteers to be the next Voodoo Woman! Marla also became the She-Creature!

The Doc sics Marilyn on his wife!!

The Doc's playing with fire as he keeps ordering Marilyn around...

Then, numbnuts gets exactly whut's comin' to him, in spades!!

The gold idol lures Marilyn over to the pit, only to cause her to slip and fall into it! Gee, I wonder if that idol was made by Paul Blaisdell?

The molotov cocktail part is where Ted makes this one here and tosses it at the hostile natives, to get rid of them. It works, big time.

The first thing Ted needs after they get back to semi-civilization is a good stiff drink!!

The classic ending has Voodoo Woman climbing back out of the pit. Pleasant dreams, everbloody!..

Tune in Wednesday for who the Hell knows what Eegah!! may have brewing in his kettle!

2 comments:

Prof. Grewbeard said...

still haven't seen this one, darn it. looks pretty kool.

zillagord said...

"Voodoo lady
Shakin' that stick & drivin' me crazy
Your eyes look red and hazy
Doin' that stuff that you do
Messin' me up with your voodoo"
-- Ween

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