Tuesday, January 1, 2008

THE CITY OF THE DEAD (Horror Hotel) - Douglas Gamley - "The Hour Of 13" (1960)

All Right, it might be 2008, but, oh, well, we're going to dive straight back into the past where we belong!! Australian born Douglas Gamley was a very talented and gifted composer, who stayed quite busy right into the 1980's. Besides composing the music for "Tom Thumb", "Tarazan's Greatest Adventure", and "The Ugly Duckling" in the 50's, and a bunch more interesting films in the 60's, he also was the composer for the soundtrack of Monty Python's "And Now For Something Completely Different" in 1971! From swing to extreme, his versatility stands out in this epic piece taken from different scenes in this 1960 wicked Christopher Lee flick!

"You know I want to be with you!"

You answer the door, I'll go put a record on!

No GPS, so getting directions can still be a major plot element.

Aaahhh! This jazz is driving me crazy!!!

This movie was the first release by Amicus when they were still known as Vulcan Productions!

You can see this lady throw that sword for free over at the Internet Archive. What a talent!!

"Wait For The Hour Of 13"

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

This movie is almost TOO GOOD -- many people consider it the best cinematic adaptation of an H. P. Lovecraft story that WASN'T based on an H. P. Lovecraft story!

-- Greg Goodsell

Ashley Irons said...

amazing dark and creepy old horror movie. A bit dated in a few places maybe, but still stunning, especially towards the end of the film.

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