Wednesday, March 21, 2018


It's time for yet another Weirdsville Wednesday in The Dungeon! I ended up with a bunch of Japanese horror movie trailers; I think you can find most of them on YouTube if you're interested. Not came, but comes! And that's the general rule with trailers, just like posters, the movie makers can say anything they damn well please, because nobody has ever held them accountable!

That 'Masterpiece' would be "RODAN," and if I recall correctly, he didn't come from Hell, it was Tabonga who came from Hell!

Scream if you want! Nobody can hear you in space!

Now that's a cool word you don't hear every day!

Late again!

 We've discussed before the fact that there are different title cards in movies and the trailers for them! I'm pretty sure this is a good example, because I've never seen this "Mothra" title card before! Wow!

 Speaking of "Mothra," how about this metamorphosis?

'Creature Killer,' can't get much more ominous than that!

And not Monty Python!

So in theory, everything should stop right here, cause it's over, right?!

 We sure as Hell better hope so!

 This one really gets to me, like ill-boding is so NOT ominous!

Aw, Sheeit!!

 I seriously hope this isn't one of the worst typos ever, and they actually didn't mean Laser ray gun!

Go ahead! Take the plunge!

Not screwing around here, we're talking 'Absolute Realism," and if you don't think so, then go and look it up!

Okay, well that's pretty much the end of the story, because there's not much to look forward to after that! We're screwed!! Why would you even want to see this film because when they say "The End," they mean it!!

Sunday, March 18, 2018


1957 was one of the greatest years for monster movies, some of us got to see them when they came out, making for happy little monster kids. Here are 10 movies (I saw a total of 19 movies in 1957) I got to see and will be forever grateful. The movies are in no particular order.

THE BLACK SCORPION is still a ton of fun to watch, I think the best part is when the big old puss of the monster is shown with all its slimy drool and slobber!

I loved CURSE OF THE DEMON when I saw it, the Demon was a terrifying as Hell, but, the scenes in the woods of that fireball stalking Dana was even scarier to me!

When I saw VOODOO ISLAND it was a very strange adventure, of course the monster plants were very disturbing, especially the ones that attack the female helper Sarah and the one that captures the small girl, yow!..

Man, NOT OF THIS EARTH was super freaky, so many crazy things going on! Still, my favorite part was when Mr. Johnson releases Paul Blaisdell's creepy hovering Umbrella Monster!

I was totally plugged into 20 MILLION MILES TO EARTH when I saw it, besides the fabulous Ymir creature, I thought that the infected crewman was freaky, would more people catch it?

Another real treat was THE BRAIN FROM PLANET AROUS! The Brain was shocking, a big Brain with eyeballs that can fry yer ass was pretty damn scary at the time. A great role for John Agar with his weird contact lenses and all!

When I saw THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN, it was so sad and depressing. I still remember when Grant Williams, in his boat, encounters the strange radio active fog that surrounds and causes him to shrink down! - p.s. the cat and tarantula were the monsters.

KRONOS blew my mind, it was so freakin' unique! The saucer from space, the little ball of light with an alien presence, the doctor taken over by the aliens, the giant, ever-growing Robot from Hell, the A-Bomb, people getting crushed, etc. Wow, a real sci-fi treat and a half!

Besides FORBIDDEN PLANET, ENEMY FROM SPACE is my favorite sci-fi movie from the fifties. I cannot tell you how amazing and creepy it was to see this Great Monster Movie in 1957 at age 9. I've always been scared by the idea of Blobs and when Quatermass looks into the dome and sees the sea of black slime twitching and writhing, well... YOOOW!! It was a movie that got inside you like INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS!

Lastly is THE DEADLY MANTIS, another movie that was amazing at the time, Universal always took extra care with their fifties monster movies and it shows with this one! I liked the scenes when it was just buzzing around. Okay then, tune in Wednesday when Eegah!! gives it his all...

Saturday, March 17, 2018

IM SCHLOSS DER BLUTIGEN BEGIERDE - Adrian Hoven - "Castle Of The Creeping Flesh" (1968)

 I'm anything but normal, but I normally don't try and speak bad of most films, just because I respect the effort it takes to make one, but my patience has been growing a little thin as of late! The English language is a funny thing, for instance, here are two words with two completely different meanings, two different spellings, but are both pronounced the same way, and both describe this movie to a tee. Those two words are "Awful"- defined as "Very Bad or Unpleasant," and "Offal" - defined as "Refuse or Waste Material" or in other words, "Shit!"
Welcome to a Saturday Night less than special from the bowels of the Dungeon!

 "Castle Of The Creeping Flesh," great title, strange title card, and a total waste of everybody's time who had anything to do with making it, and or watching it!  The money spent to make this movie should have been spent on feeding hungry people or animal shelters!

Smoke and drink as much as you want, it's not going to make it any easier or better! These people have no morals, everybody is banging everybody else!

 "Castle Of The Creeping Flesh" is nothing more than Euro Trash soft-core porn........

 ...............Wrapped up in a very flimsy horror story!!!!

As much as you would like to, whatever you do, don't forget about these two guys! 

Howard Vernon is actually in The Dungeon Hall Of Fame, but not for this movie, and to make it even worse, in this dubbed in English version, they've given him a big deep baritone radio announcer voice that is just so ridiculous, it's ridiculous!!

This is the guy in charge of the lighting!

Michel Lemoine and Janine Reynaud have an incredibly erotic time eating chicken! The funny thing is that we grew up with a girl named Michelle Lamoine, and she reminds me of Janine Reynaud!

Cut back to the two creepy doctors again and again and again!

And too many times to count they cut back to what the doctor's are doing with what appears to be real surgery footage, again, and again, and again! It's disgusting! It's not even original!! So give me a freakin' break already!!!

After showing off her breasts for 10 minutes, Janine says "Oh, My!"

The original story was written by Jess Franco which explains a lot, and "Castle Of The Creeping Flesh" was written, directed, and produced by Adrian Hoven, an actor branching out into new territory in one of his seven Directorial roles! Adrian passed away at the age of 58 in 1981.

Sorry Adrian, I salute you for trying, but don't let the door hit you in the butt on the way out!
Some things just don't need to be!! I get it, but really, who cares?
On a lighter note, do you know that this is the first year since 1956 that Easter and April Fool's day fall on the same day! The irony of that event is simply amazing!

Friday, March 16, 2018


In order to spice up a Friday around here, well, I have chosen 13 vintage exploitation posters to check out! So, let's get this road on the show!..

Lettuce start with this beautiful poster for WHAT PRICE INNOCENCE? from way back in 1933. In this one, a young woman has to pay the price for fooling around with men, what else?!

From 1961 we have KIPLING'S WOMEN, it's one of the first of the Nudies to gain wide-spread showing in the US, although still relegated mostly to the grind house circuit. Love that poster!

PARIS OOH-LA-LA hits the big screen in 1963, this French production obviously shows lots of beautiful women and a Hell of a lot o' skin!

In SHANGRI-LA from 1961, Sammy Petrillo stars as a zookeeper who prepares to go on a vacation with his buddy. He tells his pal about the good time he had on his last vacation, visiting alligator farms and nudist camps!!

NAKED COMPLEX is released in 1963, it's about a dude that's an expert at judo, water skiing, golf, tennis, scuba diving, and racing cars, but is a hapless flop around women! In an effort to cure him, his doctor takes him to a nightclub to get him used to being around attractive women. He faints and is humiliated when the newspapers reveal his "malady" and he runs away, flying his plane to a remote island with nude women!

Nudism was a popular way to get an audience back in the day... In SANDY,THE RELUCTANT NATURE GIRL from 1964, a young woman finds out that her boyfriend has been lying to her about where he spends his weekends. She hires a private detective to follow him and discovers that he has joined a nudist camp!

And, there's even more nudism in EVE AND THE MERMAN from 1965. Here, A young schoolteacher and her two female friends rent a vacation house on an island. While exploring the area, the teacher runs into a handsome young man who tells her he's actually a Merman, and tries to convince her to go back to the sea with him!

The nutty story in HOT THRILLS AND WARM CHILLS from 1967 goes like this... Three women, who haven't seen each other for years, meet at a motel to talk about what they've done since they were together and plan a heist of the King of Sex's crown during the upcoming Mardi Gras carnival. They pull off the heist but are pursued relentlessly by detectives and have to use their feminine wiles to escape incarceration!

In GIRL FEVER from 1960, the story's pretty damn simple. A producer searches for talent to headline his burlesque show!.. 'Nuf said?!

Love this poster for Barry (THE DEAD ONE) Mahon's NUDES, INC. from 1964! The tagline sez it all... The true story of the girls who pose in the nude!

Next up is the possibly-lost flick, THE PLAYPEN from 1967 starring Tiger Lilly, we'll just use the good old tagline for this one too... A VERY Adult Movie About a Country Girl!

In Russ Meyer's EVE AND THE HANDYMAN from 1961, Eve is dressed in a long raincoat and follows her handyman around as he makes his appointed rounds. She watches as he has humorous run-ins and he even tries to help a topless hitchhiker.

I saved the psycho dude for our last entry. In THE LONELY SEX from 1959, a maniac kidnaps a young girl and holds her prisoner in a shack in the woods... Phew!! So, be back here tomorrow for more wild 'n' weird stuff, from, The Dungeon!

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