Monday, June 2, 2008

GHOST OF DRAGSTRIP HOLLOW - Ron Stein - "The Challenge" (1959)

So it must be time to add the final piece of the musical puzzle we know as "Ghost Of Dragstrip Hollow", and.........as you can plainly see, there really was a ghost!!

Sadly, this was master monster-maker and all-around cool guy Paul Blaisdell's last movie!

You see, they didn't need Paul anymore when they had cool new makeup and special effects like this!!

To keep the party moving, some of the most rocking swing he's ever written is served up by Ronald Stein one more time! What A Guy!!! Just keep those twin and triplet saxes coming and you'll have a winner every time, throw in some hot guitar licks, and just jump back and watch!! The in-house band "The Renegades" manage to mime their way through the whole thing!

In the end of this film, there's a costume party where the girls have one final meeting at which a challenge to a final drag race is decided. The gauntlet is thrown down, the party goes on, and ........Hey, what happened? The movie is over! Weren't they supposed to have one more race?? They go to a place that is so nice and quiet, it doesn't even exist! Director William J. Hole Jr. should have let them pull hair and scratch instead!!!

Don't worry, it will all be over soon!!!

1 comment:

Greg Goodsell said...

Truly, the endest man!

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