Monday, February 27, 2017

NIGHTMARE CITY / Dialchi Film, Lotus Films - 1980

I believe this is one of Lord Litter's favorite movies to watch over and over, so, here we go! The story goes like this... In a nameless European city, a local reporter and his doctor wife try to escape from hordes of blood thirsty zombies exposed to nuclear radioactivity. At the same time, the military leaders fight a losing war of attrition against the relentless atomic undead.

Some of the alternate titles are CITY OF THE WALKING DEAD, INCUBO and INVASION OF THE ATOMIC ZOMBIES.

Things get started when a cargo plane arrives at the airport, the military is there to greet the plane, what's the problem? Our hero is on the right, he's there to cover the news...

When the door is opened, a pile of zombies charge out and start attacking soldiers left and right, I mean, the damn things even know how to use weapons!!

Time out to check out these beautiful shapely dancers! Man, those Europeans really know how to get your attention, one way or another!

Back at the ranch, things aren't as safe as they seem!

This pic cracks me up, that zombo is pretty damn thirsty for some good old Clamato!

Love the colors in this shot, it's almost psychedelic!

When our hero and his wife stop to use a restroom, they notice their car is surrounded by a number of zombies sharing drinks and snacks... WTF! It's a comedy now?!..

This military dude end up blowing the head off his artist wife!!

Holy Shit!!.. I thought so, that's freakin' Steve Bannon there with a Russian sickle!..

So, the crazies are chasing our couple up a roller coaster at a theme park. As the zombies close in on them, our hero shoots them in the head, the best way to kill a zombie, right?!

A helicopter comes to the rescue and our couple climb the rope to escape the zombies. But, wifey falls to her death!!

Wait a minute, it was nothing but a freaky nightmare!!.. Whew!!

Our hero then gets up and goes to the airfield to cover the landing of a cargo plane, and, guess what?.. Join us again on Wednesday when The Dungeon just keeps rolling along!

Saturday, February 25, 2017

FIVE MOVIE TRAILERS From Five Of Our Favourite 50's Films

I've been trying to come up with something different for a change, and I didn't really have any ideas, until I accidentally stumbled onto this plethora of movie trailers at the Internet Archive! I've never wanted to do a bunch of videos on this blog, but when trailers for some of our favourite 50's movies dropped right into my lap, what else could I possibly do! So welcome to the Saturday Night Special Trailer Trash edition of life in The Dungeon! Let's get this show rolling!!

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First up, from 1959, is one of THE best movies ever made:
"A BUCKET OF BLOOD"

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Second up, also from 1959 (It was a very good year) is the Bernie Kowalski monsterpiece:
"ATTACK OF THE GIANT LEECHES"

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The third movie goes back a little further to 1955, and is titled simply:
"TARANTULA"

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Number four takes us back to 1959 and the Roger Corman classic:
"THE WASP WOMAN"
 
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And last, but by no means least, from 1958, number five is the utterly fantastic:
"THE BLOB"

Friday, February 24, 2017

LA MUJER y LA BESTIA / Brooks y Enríquez - 1959

Here's a lesser known black and white Mexican horror flick called THE WOMAN AND THE BEAST, I cannot find a review in English, but, I think I gots it all figured out...

The story centers around a train station in the city. A woman known as La Vicky shows up one evening at the bar there, she's very beautiful and a little mysterious...

Well, she makes friends with our hero and moves in with him. But, she spends much of her time just being weird when no one's around!

The other part of the story is nurse Laura Moreno, she works in the hospital and takes care of the sick, like this little girl with a strange illness.

Then, the nurse finds herself with blood on her hands... What the Hell's going on?!!

Well, it turns out that Laura Moreno and La Vicky are the same person!! That's right, she has escaped from a mental hospital and has a freakin' split personality!..

Time for a little break so we can check out this great looking classic 1954 Mercury!

I also dig this pic of a train yard worker hopping over a wall on his way to work.

He's a target of the crazy lady from the mental hospital, he lucks out when La Vicky's shrink shows up and stops her from yet another murder!

The locals get all up in arms and set out to capture her before she kills again!

La Vicky is disoriented as she runs toward the oncoming train...

And, it's another sad ending, she had to die! Be back tomorrow when Eegah!! will have something pretty special for us, here at the DUNGEON!!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

DEPARTMENT S - Season 01, Episode 01 - "6 Days" (1969)

Tonight's Way-Out Wednesday Feature is from the 1969 British TV series called "Department S!"

 "Department S" was on the air for two years, and Peter Wyngarde's character Jason King was popular enough to have his own "Jason King" spinoff show for another two seasons after "Department S" went off the air!

 Joel Fabiani has the same birthday as me, Spetember 28, and among other interesting things, he was married to Katherine (Stepford Wives) Ross for two years in the early 60's! Joel wasn't British! He was born in California, and after "Department S" he returned to America and has acted on TV for many, many years!

The third member of this team is Rosemary Nicols as the adorable Annabelle Hurst!
It's interesting how many different roles Rosemary has had with names that are different variations on Ann like: Ann, Anne, Diana, Annabelle, Anna, and Angela, and the name of a TV show where her name was Sheila was called "The Animal Hotel!"

"6 Days" was the first episode of the first season of "Department S."

 It's called "6 Days" because a routine flight from Karachi to London which should have only taken a couple of hours has taken six days, and nobody on board realizes how much time has passed for some reason! Seems like it's going to be a "Twilight Zone" episode, but it's not!

 As far as the passengers are concerned, they just had a nice nap!!

 How would you like to land only to read this headline about yourself?
WTF!?

 Now for a word from our sponsor!!

 Well, that's odd, all the passengers and crew now have a strange bruise on their arms!

Jobs like this deserve special attention! Time to call out the top guns, 
"Department S!"

 I don't think that's a real plane, but I think it's a cool shot!

 You've got this kind of action going on from both sides!

 Annabelle gets busted snooping around in this weirdo's room, so she uses this interesting ruse to get herself out of it! She puts on a blonde wig and strips down to her undies, and pretends to be a girlfriend/hooker as it were, and waltzes on out of the building!

"Department S" is a fascinating show that Lord Litter turned me on to, and then, he even went one better, and found this episode on YouTube, so you can watch it too ! Enjoy!
Now I'm just waiting to find some "Jason King" episodes somewhere that don't cost a small fortune!!

The composer of the music for "Department S" was the Maestro Edwin Astley, who we've mentioned here many times for all his tremendous scores for scores of movies we dig, like "Womaneater," "Devil Girl From Mars," the 1962 version of "Phantom Of The Opera," "The Giant Behemoth," etc. etc.
Edwin's work on "Department S" swings, and here's a short sequence from the ending credits to give you the idea!
I really need to get myself a copy of this soundtrack! 
I'll bet it's delicious!

Monster Music

Monster Music
AAARRGGHHH!!!! Ya'll Come On Back Now, Y'Hear??