Monday, July 14, 2008

DR. TERROR'S GALLERY OF HORRORS (Gallery Of Horror) - "The Ending Credits" (1967)

The other Dr. Terror movie that had the Biff Bailey Voodoo Jazz was so brilliant, you just knew any other Dr. Terror title would have something great in it!! Wrong!! Seems like "Dr. Terror's Gallery Of Horrors" is the biggest wannabe Hammer film ever, that makes it on absolutely no levels at all. It's filmed in Hollywood, the stories are terrible, the acting is worse and there's not even any credits for the music, but it does actually have one saving grace. The music from the closing credits is an inspired Zappaesque hodgepodge of sound that, well, while it's not worth sitting through the movie for, should be heard, so here you be, the very intelligent "Ending Credit Music" from one of the stupidest films I've ever seen! What a dichotomy!!!

John Carradine as the narrator is used once again for his name alone!!

The guy on the left looks a little like William Shatner, I guess that's a plus!

This guys pretty ugly and kind of creepy!!

This camera angle works really well when Freddie Francis uses it or in a "Doom" game, but it's overused to ill effect in this film!

Lon Chaney's talent is completely wasted, but it does look like he has three hands in this shot!!

This is exactly how I felt after watching this film too, so dazed and confused, even John Carradine couldn't bring me back to reality.


Greg Goodsell said...

Here's a trivia question for you -- what Sixties comic book artist had a hand in this atrocity?

Anonymous said...

Vintage horror is something we should all explore. Love the shot of John Carradine. You're right...that guy looks *just like William Shatner. :D

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