Monday, April 30, 2018

THE BEES / They Prey On HUMAN FLESH! - 1978

Today we have some vitamin BEE, the story's about corporate smuggling of South American killer bees into the United States, which results in huge swarms of the little pests terrorizing the northern hemisphere! So, a small team of scientists work desperately to destroy the threat, but the bees soon mutate into a super-intelligent species that now threatens the whole world!

It stars John (BLOOD BEAST FROM OUTER SPACE) Saxon, Angel (ALLIGATOR) Tompkins, John (RED ZONE CUBA)) Carradine and Claudio (SANTO IN THE WAX MUSEUM) Brook.

Angel plays Sandra Miller, she's taking some killer bees to her uncle for study but two jerks in the elevator want what's in her case. They take it and get a surprise, a face full of killer bees!

In the meantime, she meets John Norman, her uncle's helper in bee research. He shows her how limber he is, hey, maybe something will come of it... Zoom, zoom, and, away we go!

Rule number 1 in bee keeping is, make sure you have the latest in snappy beekeeping apparel.

Out of nowhere comes huge swarms of killer bees, what in the Hell's going on around here... Anyway?! Filmed in Pasadena.

Uncle Sigmund finally shows up, John tries his best German accent but it ends up being unintentionally funny because it just doesn't work. So, why does he need to be German?

Angel goes out with John to investigate what's going on with those ding-danged bees. They encounter this big old mutant hive that they end up smokin'... Ha ha.

All the fun at a Pasadena parade is shot to shit when more bee swarms show up and sting the crap out of everyone!!.. People are actually dying from the stings!.. GO BEES!!!

At this point in the story, it's time for a little breather... Ahhhhh...

Wake up! Back to the action! Welp, all the scientific brains trying to solve the riddle of the little killers decide to just spray pesticide in the affected areas.

Uncle Sigmund gets a visit by some corporate dildos that don't like what he's up to, so, they shoot his ass!! Uncle gets his revenge when some bees get loose and attack, attack, attack!

The freakin' bees ain't goin' nowhere neither, Nancy! Things are getting worse, in fact, they're blowin' things up and even crashing airplanes!!.. WTF?!!

John and Angel try to tell these idiots in charge (kinda like congress) that the bees have mutated and are able to destroy humanity unless they can live in harmony with humans... I'm lost, what?? Anyway, the dummies want the two thrown out of the meeting.

But, the good old mutant killer bees show up and prove John and Angel's point, surrender you puny humans, or, DIE!!.. Wow, there you go, like clockwork, we're back Wednesday with the start to yet another month full of surprises, here, at The Dungeon!

Saturday, April 28, 2018

PEEPING TOM - "An Adventure Into Terror" (1960)

Time for another Saturday Night Special down here in The Dungeon, and a movie I've been wanting to see for a long time, and it wasn't a disappointment, which is novel, to say the least! "Peeping Tom" was directed by Michael Powell who among his many accomplishments, was the Director for Disney's "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" segment in the movie "Fantasia!"

"Peeping Tom" is a film about a demented tortured soul making a documentary about a demented tortured soul he knows very well, himself! He kills women while filming the whole thing, and then he likes to go out and film stuff like the police investigating the murders! He's a pretty sick puppy!

"Peeping Tom" is filmed brilliantly, and is totally atmospheric like this great shot!

In the 1960's London was swinging in more than one way! This bureaucratic perv needs his special purchase wrapped incognito!

Pamela (Legend Of The Werewolf) Green is a model named Milly! Pamela was a real artist and painter, and was co-creator of a popular magazine called "Kamera." From what I am to understand, these scenes were shot in Pamela's own studio, or she at least had a whole lot to do with the way it all looked!

Susan (The Abominable Dr. Phibes)Travers is the beautiful model that can only be shot as a profile for a very specific reason. Isn't it funny how a person can have such a predominate place on the poster, but isn't even credited in the movie?

The fabulous Karlheinz Böhm is Mark Lewis aka "The Peeping Tom." I like it when they let you know who the evil character is out front, and the movie unfolds to see just how long it takes him to get caught. No suspense here, Mark Lewis is one VERY messed up cat! He's got issues, and issues, and back issues! He's like a collector of problems!

Mark's neighbor Helen who he likes to look in on is having a birthday party! Helen is played by the always great Anna (Bunny Lake Is Missing, Frenzy, The Vault Of Horror) Massey. The swingin' music throughout the film was composed by Brian (Happy Deathday) Easdale!

The building they all live in is Mark's ancestral home. When his Father died, he inherited it, but needed to rent out rooms to be able to afford the upkeep. That's why he is able to have enough room to develop and view his movie projects! Helen drops by for a glass of milk, and Mark allows her to watch some footage that his Father had made. 

Mark was a test subject for his Father's inquires into the subject of fear, and he recorded him on film and tape recorders his whole life!

The books in Mark's library are a living testament to the work of his Dad!

Mark has a different way of dealing with the subject of fear !

In 1981 after working with the Director Ranier Werner Fassbinder, Karlheinz devoted his life to raising money for the poor people of Ethiopia, and in 2003, he was declared an honorary citizen of that country for all his worthwhile contributions!

But as Mark Lewis, the authorities are keeping a pretty close eye on him. I don't know if it's just the way he talks, or his accent, but his affected speech patterns continually reminded me of Peter Lorre in this movie!

This is a great shot that shows you how lonely and alone Mark Lewis was!

Mark's even filming the police that are supposed to be watching him, not the other way around!

Helen, you really don't want to do that, because Mark actually likes you!

For some women, love is more important than the truth! "Stand by your man," I guess!

I won't go so far as to tell you where this relationship and movie are going for those of you who have never seen the "Peeping Tom!!"

But believe me, it was all very well documented by Mark!

Right up until THE END!

Friday, April 27, 2018


I'm throwing you a curved knuckle ball today, well, because, that's the funniest kind we gots in our arsenal... That reminds me, I had a weird dream last night! Anyway, the jokes are all played on Eddie's gang from P9FOS, and, I think they turned out pretty good. You'd probably agree, we could all use a good laff or two on a Friday!!

I would be disturbed if you didn't chuckle a little by now! Personally, I like that last one, cracked me up good when it hit me... Welp, that's another one down, tune in tomorrow when we have another post up!

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

SANTO EN EL HOTEL DE LA MUERTE - "Santo In The Hotel Of Death" (1963)

I've admired this poster for years, and now I have finally got to see the movie, and that's just how it works around here. Tonight's Wild Wednesday feature from South of the border is "Santo en el Hotel de la Muerte," or "Santo In The Hotel Of Death!"

Cool poster, cool title, cool movie, even if it was in Spanish with no sub-titles, I dug it just the same!

The music in this pachanga loco was written by the Maestro Enrico C. Cabiati who has 124 composing credits, many of which are for Santo movies!
Here's just a taste of  the hot sauce that Enrico could cook up!

 It's never too soon for a drum solo!


This is just the first of many women who are not going to make it to the end of this movie!

"Got to scrape the shit right off yer shoes!"

I don't think this is what she meant when she said she wanted to check out!

I almost forgot this was a Santo movie, 35 minutes in, and finally Ana Bertha Lepe calls out for some room service from Santo!

Turns out that Santo has been busy thinking about important stuff, like his next match!

 This is seriously one of the strangest shots I've seen lately!

 Subliminal message: I could use a shot of good tequila right about now!

 I don't know about you, but my Tequila of choice these days is Exotico! It's relatively inexpensive, tastes excellente, and has a cool label that goes along with this movie quite nicely!

 Drum roll please!!

 What the heck? Another dead girl? What, is this like a Hotel of Death or something?

Voice on the radio: ¿Qué Pasa?

From my calculations, this is the 24th Santo movie we've delved into! Santo only shows up when he's needed, or when he wants to!

 So, what do you suppose these creepers are peeping at?

 I'll give you one guess!! A room full of senoritas getting ready for bed!

 Is this not the grimiest laboratory you've ever seen? Jeez, hire a maid or something!

 Finally, Santo is unmasked and his real identity is exposed once and for all!! 
 Fake Out, it's not really Santo at all, but some other hombre!

Very effective shot of Santo's car, a cloudy sky, and a pyramid!

Adios amigos! Nos vemos el Sábado!!!

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