Saturday, June 18, 2016


Why the number 13 is so fascinating I don't know, but out of millions of digits, it has probably been used more than any other in film titles! It's my favourite number even though if you add up the two parts it equals 4, which is kind of lukewarm!

 Indeed, "We've got your number!" But don't put the blame on me!
Originally released as "Eye Of The Devil" in 1966, this film was also released worldwide as "13!"

 It seems Master of the Macabre William Castle also had a penchant for the number 13!

Now this is what I'm talking about!

 "13 Ghosts" came out in 1960, and was way beyond it's time!

 Three years later, William Castle came back with what I consider to be an incredibly strange flick, 

 Released in 1977 as "Shi Shan Nu Ni," this film was also released as "13 Women," and/or "Revenge Of The Shogun Women!"
You're on your own on this one, I have yet to see it! 
Probably soon to be re-released in HD 13-D!

 "13 Rue Madeleine" was released in 1946, and starred James Cagney!

"Thirteen Women" is a freaky little film from 1932 starring the iconic Irene Dunne!

John Carpenter's 1976 film "Assault On Precinct 13" is a remake of the 1959 cowboy movie "Rio Bravo" starring John Wayne, and is something else!

"Baraka Sur X-13" or "Agent X-77 Orders To Kill," or whatever you want to call it, is a movie worthy of searching for!

Here's a killer Japanese poster from 1980's "Friday The 13th!"

Also known as "I Married A Communist," "The Woman On Pier 13" came out in 1949!

 "Der Fluch Des Schwarzen Rubin," AKA "Thirteen Days To Die," was released in 1965!

Last, but by no stretch least, is the 1964 German film "Zimmer 13" or auf Englisch, "Room 13," one of my favourites so far of all the Edgar Walace movies I've seen!

Just for kicks, here's the poster from "Secret Agent X-9" because they had 13 episodes of "Gigantic Thrills!"
No 13's here, but if you'd like to see a cool retro-combo at it's very best, here's a video from PMJ, and a cover of the Red Hot Chili Pepper's "Give It Away" that should get your heart pumpin'! The dancer in the middle even looks a bit like Marlies Draeger! Wow, Uptight, and Outtasight, and isn't it refreshing that some girls today know how to do the Shimmy?

1 comment:

Grant said...

I've only seen "13 Women" once, and I guess I didn't know it was written by Tiffany Thayer. He was evidently a pretty unusual person, including being a "conspiracy fan" quite some time before it became really popular.

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