Monday, February 4, 2008

THE BLOOD BEAST TERROR - Paul Ferris - "In The Morgue" (1968)

Phew, Man, I thought this thing was going to be over months ago, but Tabonga keeps pulling titles out of his proverbial mahogany trunk, so it might still be a ways yet til we unearth each and every little itty bitty jewel. Oh, well, you win! Tonight's installment of good creepy crud is a little tale called "Blood Beast Terror" from 1968. Composer Paul Ferris comes up with a title score that probably reflects his own personal demons, followed with a little black comedy sequence from the morgue. 
This scene with the undertaker is a real comedy of horror. Peter Cushing is always at the top of his game no matter what!!! 
Dinner date with a corpse on a daily basis, no wonder this guy's a little weird! 
The Blood Beast Terror!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Anonymous said...

Peter Cushing called this his absolute worst film, odd in that he went on to make the execrable CORRUPTION the following year!

-- Greg Goodsell

Anonymous said...

This masterpiece of drivel was on TV the other night, and I thought the music was superb. Some of it seemed familiar - perhaps I just remembered it from previous viewings, but then it struck me that in places it was similar to Jan Kusak's music for Jan Svankmajer's Dimensions of Dialogue. Or do they both draw on the same source? Thanks for the snippet, although it wasn't my favourite bit.

Randall Landers said...

I found this movie on YouTube the other day. I rather enjoyed it, disjointed as it was. Cushing takes some heat for it, but he's not the problem. The story doesn't make a lot of sense.

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