Saturday, March 30, 2013

SCREAM BABY SCREAM - Chris Martell - "Shock It To Me Baby" (1969)

Gimme a T, Gimme a R. Gimme a O, Gimme a M, Gimme an A, what's that spell, what's that spell? TROMA!!!!!

This has been a seriously wacky month, so let's wrap it up with a movie that is the epitome of why we do this, straight out of 1969, "Scream Baby Scream!"

Remember those days in figure drawing class when the nude model showed up and was a hairy hippie guy instead of a well rounded female? Yecch!!!

"Me mind on fire -- Me soul on fire -- Feeling Hot! Hot! Hot!" - Buster Pointdexter

Maybe you should work on a little less concept and a little more detail if you expect to make it in the graphic arts business!

Freaky artiste type shows up, and it's suddenly clear why his paintings are so fucked up! Tortured artiste effect 1-A!!!! Most of the people in this film were only ever in one movie, including Larry Swanson as creepy artiste Charles Butler!

Ah for the good olde days when a bottle of Chianti wrapped in a straw basket was something cool! Take note that the straw basket was known as a fiasco! How ironic that fiasco is also defined as A thing that is a complete failure, especially in a ludicrous or humiliating way, just exactly like this movie! Synonyms for fiasco are the big triple F, Failure, Flop and Fizzle!!!

"I dreamed you went to bed with me, I played my guitar so succinctly,  and then the lights went down,  and so did you, and I got laid, yeah laid, because I love you babe, oh babe, yeah laid!"

Chris Martell as Scotty laces a beverage with Acid, so the kids can all partake in the psychedelic experience! Chris is one of the few actors in this movie that was in other films, a couple of his other credits being "The Gruesome Twosome," and "My Third Wife, George!"

The "trip" sequence involves going to the zoo, and deep inner thoughts about the realities of being inside or outside!!

Just to show you how far ahead of it's time this film was, it wouldn't be until 15 years later that the "Gaye Bykers On Acid" released their first album!

Strum, strum, swirl, strum, strum swirl again! This film is totally out of control!!

"Scream Baby Scream" was filmed in Miami, Florida, and delivers a knockout punch because the cinematography was done by Julio C. Chávez, the man also responsible for the looks of such classics as "Death Curse Of Tartu," and "Sting Of Death!"

Here's another example of Charles Butler's work!

Chris Martell also wrote and performs the music in "Scream Baby Scream," and this song from the club scene sounds like classic 60's "Nuggets" stuff with fuzz guitar, and some odd long pauses that are truly unique! The rest of the music used in the film is a cacophony of delights not heard since "The Awful Dr. Orloff!"

The scene where they find the bodies on the beach is highlighted by this guy with a cowlick from Hell! He gives Alfalfa a real run for his money, even though it's only a small role!

Charles Butler has real issues, and he not only suffers from the tortured artiste effect, he also is an artiste that is actually a torturer! Go figure!

See, the whole deal is Charles Butler doesn't have enough imagination to come up with those painted images by himself, he needs actual real life models. That's it. pretty basic concept, and not real hard to follow! "Scream Baby Scream" is available on DVD all over the place as one of the films in Troma's "Toxie's Triple Terror" Vol 4, along with "Stuff Stephanie In The Incinerator," and "Fertilize the Blaspheming Bombshell!" Talk about failure, flop and fizzle! Dig in freaks!!


TABONGA! said...

Love the next to the last photo - Weirdsville!

zillagord said...

wowsville! i need that troma tape. 'fertilize the blaspheming bombshell' sounds amazing!

Eegah!! and Tabonga! said...

You know Z, I just thought that might get your attention!!

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