Saturday, May 22, 2010

BODY FEVER - Henri Price - "Super Cool" (1969)

I tried to abscond with a real "Body Fever" title card for you, but I couldn't even find one, so we have to be satisfied with this "Super Cool" DVD title, I'm to understand this film has also been released as "Deadlocked!"

A lot of the films we choose to write about have been covered so many times in print and on the internet, sometimes it seems redundant to do yet another review, but if my talking about "Body Fever" here tonight makes even just one person want to see it, then it's worth it! So welcome to the new Saturday Night Feature Film of the week, a truly awesome flick by another Dungeon favorite, the late Ray Dennis Steckler, "Body Fever"!!

Not even close to being a monster movie, "Body Fever" is a pretty straight ahead detective flick, and really, it ain't half bad, and the music served up by Mr. André Brummer, credited as Henri Price, is frickin' cooler than a stainless steel martini shaker!

Detective Charlie Smith played by the one and only Dennis himself is offered a job to find a missing girl!

Say What??

Ray Dennis Steckler's charming first wife Carolyn Brandt is the gal everybody's looking for, Carrie Erskine, and why not, she's been in some of the best movies ever made, like "Eegah!!" and "The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies!!?" also "Rat Pfink a Boo Boo" and "The Mad Love Life of a Hot Vampire" just to hit some of the high points!

I've listed them before, but it's just too much fun to know that Ray Dennis worked using many different handles including Cash Flagg, Sven Christian, Wolfgang Schmidt, Christopher Edwards, Sven Golly, Max Miller, Harry Nixon, Sven Hellstrom, Michael J. Rogers, Sherwood Strickler, my favorite, Cindy Lou Sutters, and that's only about half of them!

This is the ultra hip pad of Gary Kent as evil tough guy Frankie Roberts!! Gary Kent might hold some kind of record for appearing in some really bad movies, having been in such mega stinkers as "One Million AC/DC," "The Mighty Gorga," "Dracula Vs. Frankenstein," and "The Incredible Two-Headed Transplant!" He was the guy to call when you needed a rapist, thug, biker, or just a guy called Gary!

One of the first in a series of very cool tikis and head props in "Body Fever."

This is a great scene where Dennis tries to act "Super Cool," and tells this guy Big Mac that he is a friend of Big Mac, and he doesn't even know he's talking to Big Mac himself!!!

I really wanted to show you a picture of Actor, Director Coleman Francis right about here, but I never did get a good picture, so you just have to know that Ray Dennis dragged Coleman out of the gutter to do this flick, but Coleman would never make it to his 55th birthday!

Now if you had your own jukebox in your pad in 1969, you were without a doubt a swinger!!

Which one is the alien??

Even Ray Dennis himself freely admitted that he had more than a slight resemblance to The Bowery Boy's funny guy, Huntz Hall, and he was right!!!

Time to take a break at the strip club, and what better way to kill some time?

Yet another head prop, a tiki this time!!

Ray Dennis's version of Through The Looking Glass!!


Prof. Grewbeard said...

so the official dvd release is titled "Super Cool"? i still don't have the dvd, i just have the autographed vhs i bought from Ray thru his website about eight years ago...

RODAN! said...

Dennis looks super cool with his jet black hair!

Shawn Dickinson said...

Wow, great blog here!

Eegah!! and Tabonga! said...

Artists know what's Super Cool!

zillagord said...

I'm a stickler for Steckler!
Well, somebody had to say it...

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