Monday, February 4, 2013

THE OBLONG BOX / American International Productions - 1969

It's Misshaped Monday with Tabonga, here at The Dungeon!.. Our feature stars Dungeon Favorites Vincent Price and Christopher Lee in a tale by Edgar Allen Poe about an aristocrat who keeps his disfigured brother locked in the tower of his mansion, and, for damn good reason! Produced in England for $175,000, I was surprised to find out that this was only one of three films actually produced by AIP, all other titles were for distribution...

Eegah!! sent over a soundclip from the flick, from the jungle to the pub, sooooo, you can push the big red 'GO' button located over there by the obtuse basket, NOW, Ralphie The Tarantula! Here's our audio offering for... THE OBLONG BOX!

Alister Williamson plays Vinnie's messed up bro, Edward. Alister was also in THE CURSE OF THE WEREWOLF, THE POT CARRIERS, THE BRAIN, THE EVIL OF FRANKENSTEIN, THE GORGON, THE RETURN OF MR. MOTO, THE DEADLY BEES and THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES. You finally get to see his face in the last minutes of the movie.

There's lots of intrigue, it's got the old peep hole gag and it gots blow darts to the neck!

The river's the best place to get rid of the bodies of victims whenever Edward escapes and deep sixes them!

Chris Lee always fits the part, he plays Dr. Newhartt, Edward's doctor and someone who knows the whole horrible story.

They believe that Edward has died, so, they bury him! Upon further inspection, though, they discover that he's not quite dead...

Wearing a red hood, Edward goes to the pub for some entertainment. He ends up in a room with a prostitute and gets fleeced by her boyfriend, Edward then cuts her throat and beats the crap out of the guy!

Hey, Chris Lee!.. You're next!!

Vinnie shoots Edward in the foot to slow him down, fatally wounding him! Now we can see why everyone screamed when they saw his face!

When Vinnie goes over to console his dying brother, Edward bites him, giving him the gruesome disease!

Did I mention that this whole mess is because of a curse placed on Edward when he was in Africa?!.. Vinnie will pay for the sins of his bro!

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