Friday, February 25, 2011

GRAVEYARD OF HORROR / Films Internacionales - 1971

Welcome everbloody to Friday Frights with Tabonga, here at The Dungeon. Tonite, we have a weird one from Spain, it's also known as NECROMANIAC and THE BUTCHER OF BINBROOK, original Spanish title is NECROPHAGUS! But, there's no gore, no nudity and no sleeping with corpses!..

This title card is excellent, you can see it has the same distributor as the Filipino BLOOD movies and Al Adamson! The music is by Alfonso G. Santisteban, he had a total of 56 composing credits which includes THE MUMMY'S REVENGE, I HATE MY BODY, FORBIDDEN LOVE GAME and TAXI LOVE. The theme is about as cool as they come, you'll hear it in a matter of seconds, sooo...

To keep that promise, here's our fuzzy lil' Dungeon fiend and 'GO' button pusher, Ralphie The Tarantula! Get ready for the... GRAVEYARD OF HORROR!

Here's Bill Curran as Michael Sherrington, Harmonicat wantabe, going back home after a disasterous try-out session with them, you'll hear how crappy he is in the soundclip! Seriously, the plot is all over the place in this crazy flick, so, Tabonga's not into es'plainin' it, headache city, rent it!

In fact, just sit back and enjoy the stills... This looks like a good place to start!

Great cast of oddballs! There's Dr. Lexter, can't miss him, and, Inspector Harrison.

I love this, where Michael tries to get some info out of Mr. Fowles, you can watch the snow pile up on Fowles' hair as the scene plods along. It looks pretty funny since it doesn't stick to his jacket or noggin. Actually, it looks like he spends too much time in the pigeon coop!

Víctor Israel plays Fowles, he had 167 acting credits which include THE SAVAGE GUNS, DOCTOR ZHIVAGO, DYNAMITE JIM, HALLUCINATION GENERATION, SUGAR COLT, RIO HONDO, THE HOUSE THAT SCREAMED, THE LIGHT AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD, MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE, KILL! KILL! KILL! KILL!, HORROR EXPRESS, EXORCISM'S DAUGHTER, NIGHT OF THE HOWLING BEAST, NIGHT OF THE ZOMBIES, THE SEA SERPENT and THE NEON MAN to name a few! Vic passed away in 2009 at the age of 80.

Now, that's a great looking shot!

Inside one of the underground crypts, there's something that likes to come out of it's grave!! The eyes can really goof up a monster, these definitely don't say 'horror' at all, they say more like... "Hello, der!"

There was a man from Nantucket, who had had enough and finally said..... Wait, wrong sonnet!

These damn dames don't mess around, high-octane anger abounds!

Okay boys, this is as close as you'll get to seeing the stuff you wanna see!

It's a fact, women are more complicated than men. They're like men, except that they generally want to kill each other!

This is a pretty interesting still...

I like this one, too!

Okay, fine, if you're not going to put a bag over your head, I'm outta here!..

Ahhh... Sweet double-crossed buns!

Let's not forget these mysterious dudes in masks that assist by bringing in bodies for the thing!

The creature finally turns on it's master and escapes with the girl!

At the end, the misunderstood monster is gunned down by the police after all the pleas to surrender fail.

Ghoulnight Everbloody!!..

2 comments:

Mr. Green Genes said...

NECROPHAGUS - Isn't that sex with asparagus?

David said...

Love this strange little film and would like to see it properly restored.

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