Wednesday, January 17, 2018

WORLD GONE WILD - "The Future Looks Dim" (1987)

Welcome to Wild World Wednesday down in The Dungeon!

"World Gone Wild" is a 1987 post-apocalyptic tale of greed and survival. It's a story about two men and their followers! Water is a rare commodity in the future, and everybody wants it!

One guy is Ethan, the stoner leader of the people who have the water in a secluded place in the desert called Lost Wells! 100 years in the future, and he still wears a Zig-Zag man button!

The other guy is Adam Ant as Derek, the leader of a bunch of goons dressed all in white who want the water too!

 Derek and Ethan don't like each other for obvious reasons!

 This is what Derek has for Ethan!

And this is what Ethan has for Derek!!

The story is loosely based on the classic "Seven Samurai," or "The Magnificent Seven," but it is really hard to imagine Bruce Dern as Yul Brynner, or Adam Ant as Eli Wallach! Also, why is there nudity and foul language in a film that is seemingly otherwise geared for a twelve year old! What the heck? It's a "World Gone Wild," and just like "Girls Gone Wild," it was made to make money, not sense. and I'm pretty sure they lost out in both those departments! If you want to watch a good Bruce Dern movie, then go watch one of his old biker movies or "Nebraska" instead, or just sit around and wait for one of the seven projects he's involved with in 2018! (I might just do that myself!)

Monday, January 15, 2018


Today we take a look at the Horror and Sci-Fi Work of Robert Clarke from 1951 to 1960. He ended up with 160 acting credits beginning in 1944 and was 85 years old at the time of his death in 2005. The Dungeon will always be blessed by his presence...

First up is THE MAN FROM PLANET X from 1951. I like to dig this title out every now and then because of its very cool low budget charm! Oh, and check out that paperback cover I substituted for the poster, a Fawcett Movie Comic, how awesome is that?!

In 1955 Robert appeared in an episode of SCIENCE FICTION THEATRE titled "Spider, Inc." The story's about a scientist who thinks he can use a 50 million year old piece of amber with a spider encased within to produce synthetic oil. Also stars Gene Barry and Ludwig Stössel.

Another one of my favorite low budget flicks starring Robert is THE ASTOUNDING SHE-MONSTER from 1957. Kenne Duncan plays a great bad guy and it features Shirley Kilpatrick as the buxom, glowing She-Monster.

In 1958, Robert stars in, produces and co-directs THE HIDEOUS SUN DEMON. Saw this one at the theater and it really hit the spot for a little monster guy like me!

Also in 1958, Robert scores the role of narrator in the Jules Verne sci-fi adventure, FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON, starring Joseph Cotten, George Sanders, Debra Paget and Patric Knowles.

Robert's back in 1959 to star in the super bizarro Jerry Warren production, THE INCREDIBLE PETRIFIED WORLD. Also stars John Carradine, Phyllis Coates and Sheila Noonan.

Robert has the role of Major Gibbie Gibson in the episode "Burnout" on the TV Series MEN INTO SPACE in 1959. The story's about the continuing tests on a new alloy for re-entry. On one test the ship acts erratically and although the crew is saved, the ship is lost. A second mission is launched to try and understand what went wrong... Hey, I used to smoke those Lucky Strikes!

Last on the list is BEYOND THE TIME BARRIER from 1960, another wild movie I like to watch again! So, there you have it, we're back on Wednesday for more fun stuff for you'se all, later dudeskis...

Saturday, January 13, 2018

SHE-WOLF OF LONDON - "Crazed Thing Of Evil" (1946)

It's time for a Saturday Night Special Classic in The Dungeon!

"She-Wolf Of London" was a Universal release five years after the success of "The Wolf Man," but the only problem was there was no big, bad wolf! I hate to break it to you, but I guess after 72 years, it's no secret that "She-Wolf Of London," although classic, is not a monster movie at all, but is really just a mystery movie!

The Allenby Curse was almost forgotten until somebody remembered it was just made up in the first place!

Nice pair of boobies, I mean bobbies! It's so easy to get confused!

June Lockhart is Phyllis Allenby! June Lockhart has 80 gazillion credits, but in my mind, will be most remembered for two!! She was Ruth Martin in 207 episodes of "Lassie," and she was Maureen Robinson in 84 episodes of "Lost In Space!" June is still going, and will be 93 in June of this year! Her last appearance was in 2016! What a gal!

Phyllis Allenby goes to sleep, somebody gets killed in the night, and when she wakes up, her shoes are caked with mud! She's having severe doubts about her sanity!

"She-Wolf Of London" is a rarity in the fact that it has an almost all female cast!

One of the few males in the story is Martin Kosleck as Dwight Severn! Martin would go on to be the supreme bad guy in one of The Dungeon's top fave movies, "The Flesh Eaters!" He might also hold the record for being in the most shows with alphabets in their title like, "Agent For H.A.R.M.," "The Girl From U.N.C.L.E.,""The Man From U.N.C.L.E.," and "The F.B.I.!"

In this film, Martin isn't much more than a victim!

Don't drink the warm milk Phyllis, or you're going to wake up with mud on your shoes again!

 The other three main female characters are Jan (The Brute Man) Wiley as Carol Winthrop!

Eily (The Undying Monster, I Married A Witch) Malyon as housekeeper Hannah!

And Sara (Mad Love) Haden as Martha Winthrop! Sara was also in a 1943 film called "The Youngest Profession," which sounds crude by today's standards, but wasn't back then, that had a cast that also included Scotty Beckett and Agnes Moorehead! And how's this for weird, June Lockhart was on "Lassie" for seven years, and Sara Haden's uncredited role in "The Youngest Profession" was named Sister Lassie! I don't know about you, but I smell forgotten conspiracy!

Too much weird stuff going on, so Phyllis decides to do some research of her own on the topic of Lycanthropy!
Unfortunately, werewolves are not the problem! Greed is the problem!!

 Now is this a fantastic shot or what? If you want to watch something that has a story that is predominately about women, "She-Wolf Of London" is a good choice, clocks in at sixty-one minutes, and would be a good alternative to watching those G.L.O.W. reruns again!

Friday, January 12, 2018


Since it's Friday the 12th, well, that means time for More Great Movie Monster Models to drool over!.. So, Enjoy!!

We start with FROM HELL IT CAME. Now, that's what I call a great movie monster!! I tried to find EEGAH!! in model form, but with no luck... What The Hell, Man?!!

Wow, nice model for THE HORROR OF PARTY BEACH, you can get a good look at all the fine detail the artist put into the piece.

Here's a wild version of the Rat-Bat-Spider Monster from THE ANGRY RED PLANET! Besides this nightmare, there were other great monsters in this freaky movie, one Eegah!! and I saw together at the show back in the day!

THE BLACK SCORPION is another great movie monster, here it is picking up a tank, showing its awesome dominance over puny humans!

Check out this super cool model for THE COLOSSUS OF NEW YORK! Man, I remember seeing this crazy movie when it came out in 1958, it was something else!

This model for THE GREEN SLIME is eye popping, those colors really compliment that great design. Super nice piece!

Holy crap, check out this wild scene from THE KILLER SHREWS, poor old Jerry gets his just desserts as the shrews jump his sorry ass!!

Here's the FIRST MAN INTO SPACE model. Man, I wonder how many craters the artist had to render into that full figure?.. Wowzers!!

The post just wouldn't be complete without ROBOT MONSTER! What a fun low-budget blend of jungle and science fiction, with that helmet, he's obviously from another world!

Saw THE HIDEOUS SUN DEMON in 1959, it was pretty creepy at the time. Dungeon Pal Robert Clarke was definitely part of the Monster Craze of the Fifties!!

Well then, that's it for today, but, we're back tomorrow with more Dungeon Cargo for you!..

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