Wednesday, June 2, 2010

FOG ISLAND / PRC - 1945

Welcome again to another Wednesday Oldie Moldie B+W Bijou Flicktime Theater, here at the Dungeon wif' Tabonga and lil' helper, Rufus!

FOG ISLAND was released about 6 months before the end of WWII, and when the atomic bomb was nearly completed! Stars George (VOODOO MAN) Zucco, Lionel (MYSTERY OF THE WAX MUSEUM) Atwill, Jerome (THE JUNGLE CAPTIVE) Cowan and Veda Ann (REVENGE OF THE ZOMBIES) Borg. Storyline is basically... A man invites a group of 'friends' for a holiday at his creepy fog-ridden island home (it has secret passages and hidden doorways) and he intends to exact some twisted revenge after being released from prison, framed for embezzlement by these once trusted associates.

Music is by Mr. Karl Hajos who had a total of 85 composing and 142 music department credits! Here are some other movies he composed for - THE HAUNTED HOUSE (1928), THE LOVE DOCTOR, THE DUMMY, THE STUDIO MURDER MYSTERY, WOMAN TRAP, GRUMPY, THE SEA GOD, SUPERNATURAL, EIGHT GIRLS IN A BOAT, WEREWOLF OF LONDON, CIRCUS GIRL, HITLER'S MADMAN, CHARLIE CHAN IN THE SECRET SERVICE and THE MISSING CORPSE!

Lil' Rufus the Gnat yell real loud at Tabonga to tell him that he ready to push big red 'GO' button and make today's Eariffic Earclip roll up the hill to start show... So, here we go! Notice how Rufus have Tabonga change name of soundclip because he think it so funny!.. FROG ISLAND!

What Tabonga can say? Ta da!.. Fog Island!!

George Zucco lives with his stepdaughter in this creepy old house on Fog Island.

There's plenty of stereotypical characters, the dude with a hat looking in the window and the suspicious looking butler!

Veda Ann and Lionel are somewhat leary about being invited to George's house for the weekend!

And, old Georgie boy's working away with some boobie traps and such for his friends for after they arrive!

Such cleverness, all topped off with Geronimo's stolen skull!

What the eff!..

April Fool!

At the reunion party, George gives out special surprises for everbloody!

Great mug shot as George threatens Lionel.

Skeletons in shadows always disturbed Tabonga when he was lil' twigster!

This trap is an underground drowning pool!

Nice parting shot!! Happy screams, everbloody!

5 comments:

Christopher said...

I'm a somewhat leary of being invited to George Zucco's house too..

prof. grewbeard said...

wow, Atwill & Zucco and i've never seen it or knew about it, shame on me!...

Gillian said...

monkey skulls>?

Anonymous said...

This sounds a lot like Vincent Price's "House on Haunted Hill." I wonder if that film was based on this one.

RODAN! said...

Damn, there are a lot of similarities to HOHH! Good one, A!

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