Monday, February 29, 2016

ATOMIC WAR BRIDE / Jadran Film - 1960

We finally took the advice from pal Greg Goodsell in 2007 when he suggested that we review this here movie from Yugoslavia. The story's about John and Maria, as a war starts, planes fly overhead and the bombs start dropping. John is mobilized by the military minutes after the marriage ceremony, then, he and Maria are reunited just as an atomic bomb decimates their country.

I have a sound clip for your approval, sooooo, you can push the big red 'GO' button located there by our Atomic M-80, NOW, Ralphie The Tarantula!.. Here's a sample from... ATOMIC WAR BRIDE!

War has been declared and the military goes into the streets to pass out plastic suits to protect the civilians from radiation. You can hear the instructions being given on how to put the damn thing on in the sound clip.

John's suit is defective but there are no more to hand out. I remember in high school Algebra class in 1964, our teacher, Mr. Ward, replied to a student who thought their grade should have been higher. He said... Well, you know what they say in Russia, that's tough!

So, John has to go hide behind trash cans in an alley to feel half way safe!

I just had to show this photo because there's a beautiful 1957 Oldsmobile in the shot.

An interesting contrast shot with a woman questioning a soldier in fully weird looking war gear.

Bombs start falling at John and Maria's wedding, not a good start for a honeymoon.

John is drafted immediately and joins his pals to play war. An important exercise is to train the trigger finger to work properly!

The political leaders show the country that they have launched an A-Bomb against the enemy.

And, guess what the enemy does?!

Tit for tat, that's what the Bible sez... John and Maria head off into the big mess to see what they can see. That is one wasted V-Dub there!

Well, the worst ending ever... Maria dies in John's arms, end of story. Great. Join us Wednesday when the busiest dude in the universe brings us another cool post.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

A WITCH WITHOUT A BROOM - Sidney W. Pink - "A Very Hexy Motion Picture" (1967)

What a month! After well over 2100 movies now, the pickin's are getting pretty slim around here, and that's why The Dungeon Saturday Night Special for tonight is an odd little film from 1967 called "A Witch Without A Broom!" Were they trying to capitalize on the popularity of the awesome TV show called "Bewitched" I don't know, but it doesn't seem to be out of the question by looking at this poster!

"A Witch Without A Broom" is not a good movie by any means, but I'm willing to give Sid a bye on this one just because he also produced four pretty great movies, "The Angry Red Planet," "Reptilicus," "Journey To The Seventh Planet," and "Pyro...The Thing Without A Face!"

The very handsome Jeffrey (Dimension 5) Hunter is a hapless college professor who has a new and very attractive student in his class! His incredible story includes being cast as the original Captain of the USS Enterprise in the pilot episode of "Star Trek" as Captain Christopher Pike!  Jeffrey made the choice to not go with "Star Trek" and focus more on his movie career, and that's how he ended up in movies like this! It's truly sad that Jeffrey was only 43 when he had a stroke, fell down, had emergency surgery, and died from complications! What a shame!

The student in question is played by the lovely Maria (The Mad Executioners, No Survivors, Please, The Castle Of Fu Manchu, Horror Of The Zombies) Perschy!

Now you see her, now you don't! The professor is the only one who can see her, and he's quite smitten by her charms!

The professor is one of the first recorded people to take the "Ice Bucket Challenge!"

Maria is not a ghost, she's a witch from another time and place, and she knows how to bust a move!

She can also cut a pretty mean rug!
The cool sounds of Fernando G. (The Mistresses Of Dr. Jekyll, Cannibal Man) Morcillo make it easy to do!

Maria's Dad is a wizard, and while he was out of town for the weekend, she starts goofing with his stuff, and her and Jeffrey go for a wild ride through time getting into all kinds of messes like this! 

I'm pretty sure I saw these guys when I visited the Haight-Ashbury in 1967!

Cherish this picture of Maria and Jeffrey together! It'll never happen again!

One of the cavewomen really gets into this dance scene!

This is the little device she borrowed from her Father that makes all this time travel possible!

Next stop, 1999, and the end of modern civilization!

All that's left is this small handful of female survivors! There are no men!

Jeffrey just hit the sexual jackpot!

When the witch's Dad gets back home, she asks if she can go into the future and be with Jeffrey forever after he was returned to his own time, and he says yes! There's only one rule, she will have no memory of any of what happened, and Jeffrey will be a complete stranger to her, but their magnetism for each other is so strong, they will easily hook up again anyway!
It's unfortunate, because it has a lot of potential, and if "A Witch Without A Broom" had been a 30 minute TV show, it would have been excellent, but as a full length movie, I have to say, it fails miserably! Just fast forward through the crap, and you'll have a pretty good time watching it!

Friday, February 26, 2016

CARNIVAL OF BLOOD / Kirt Films - 1970

Here's a bloody little flick for a Friday. A maniac is on the loose at Coney Island in New York and he's ripping women apart in the process. A couple of amateur sleuths discover that prior to their gruesome murders, the victims all seem to have visited a dart game booth and the fortune teller who foresaw their deaths. This is a production from Andy Milligan clone, Leonard Kirtman, and, he also produced the very horrible, CURSE OF THE HEADLESS HORSEMAN.

I have a wild 'n' weird sound clip for your approval, sooooo, you can push the big red 'GO' button located there by our broken down Wild Mouse ride, NOW, Rufus The Gnat!.. Here's... CARNIVAL OF BLOOD!

Just wanted to show this pic, for me and Eegah!! this is what the good old days looked like...

Here's the fighting married couple as heard in the sound clip, they're perfect for each other.

The Fortune Teller is a very excitable crazy person when she sees that someone is going to get murdered on a ride at the amusement park.

Here's another pic I like. You'll notice the U DRIVE 'EM sign there, well, here in California we had U HAUL. I swear, in the early fifties the slogan was U HAUL, YA'LL! The world has changed.

The lovely couple go on the spook house ride and wifey finally gets her big mouth shut for good... Thank you, God!

Wow, flashback!.. The early hippie days were really great until idiots like Charles Manson took over the movement and narrative.

Our amateur sleuths meet at the bumper car ride to discuss crimes and crashes. Love those classic vintage bumper cars there, they look like either a Dodge or Desoto, nice!!

Sometimes the killer dumps the bodies under the wharf.

Tom and Gimpy run the dart game booth, Tom's the boss. Here, they have a fun little conversation after a long day of giving out stuffed toys to winners. This was Burt Young's second acting credit as Gimpy, he's still working hard today with seven upcoming productions!

This is Gloria Spivak as the extremely annoying, Dumpy Woman. In the early sixties, my sisters had a Debbie Dunbar doll, so, Eegah!! and I called her Dumpy Dumbell and that really got them upset!

She gets her eyes ripped out by Gimpy, believe me, she deserved it big time!

It looks like Tom is giving Gimpy a big hug, but, he just inserted a big knife into his gut.

Anywho, Tom has some creepy little secrets to hide. Dan pulls off the mask to reveal Tom's dark past... I'm pretty sure Eegah!! has an interesting post for us tomorrow, later dudes!

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