Saturday, June 30, 2018

MUÑECOS INFERNALES - "The Curse Of The Doll People" (1961)

It's time for another Saturday Night Special in The Dungeon, and what I have for you is a 1961 classic from South of the border, so grab that bottle of "Exotico" and vomonos!

The original title was "Muñecos Infernales," which translates to Devil Dolls, or Hellish Dolls, but the A.P. release was called "The Curse Of The Doll People!"

There's more than one thing weird about "The Curse Of The Doll People" because as you can see here, it plainly states that the English version was "Produced by K. Gordon Murray," but nowhere on the IMDB page for the schlockmeister Murray is this movie listed, and if you look up the movie, there's no mention of K. Gordon Murray!

You just can't go wrong with a swingin' sixties bar at home like this!

What a happy couple they were! You noticed I said were, right? It's all downhill from here! Straight down to Hell! This is a movie that just comes out and tells you that you should pick good friends or your life can turn into a living horror story! These two are Ramón Gay as Dr. Armando Valdés, and Elvira Quintana as Karina! Ramón was only 42 when he was shot and killed by Evangelina Elizondo's enraged husband in 1960, and that pretty much ended his career!

This group of friends have all gotten together for a confession. Some of these guys, even though they were warned, stole an ancient artifact, and are now the subject of a voodoo curse that is set to start at midnight! Karina is also a doctor, and knows all about the customs of voodoo and black magic! She advises everybody that they have done a very bad thing, but they all scoff at the notion.

This little critter is what all the commotion is about, and this is a very serious curse, not only are the people involved going to die, but also every member of their families!

Bingo, it's midnight, and the first mysterious murder starts right on time!

"Curse Of The Doll People" is not really that bad, but I did have a few moments like this at the beginning! It might have had something to do with the Tequila!

First off, I don't like dolls, period! They are creepy! These dolls are even creepier than creepy, and they carry little needle knives around to poke you with!

Aw, ain't that cute? These people are sick!

When the dolls are sent to steal back the statue it's a crackup because the poor little fellers can't reach it because it's on the top shelf, so they have to move a table so they can get to it!

Seriously, how would you feel if somebody sent you this awful Bela Lugosi doll!
Like, Yuck, Yecch!

Then the little bugger comes and pokes you in the neck with his little pincushion knife!

The is Zandor, the voodoo priest, the evil Geppetto! Zandor was played by Quintín (Isle Of The Snake People) Bulnes, and I think when they remake this movie some day, they should get Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch to play this role!

That's one effective way to deal with the little shits! Then, set them on fire!

People are dying left and right, so Karina sneaks into Zandor's place to find out more information!

Zandor has a pretty cool pad that has a lot of wild sculptures he bought off eBay from Tabonga! The pre-disco ball adds that extra special touch!

This is Zandor's zombie delivery boy! He's the one who has been bringing the deadly dolls to their dreadful destinations!

Because of Zandor's amazing hypnotic powers, nothing can stop the dolls, not bullets or burning torches. They just keep on coming!

And when nothing else works, hit 'em where it hurts!
Take that you evil little bastards!!!

Friday, June 29, 2018


Today we have the Horror and Sci-Fi Movies of Gloria Talbott, and although there are only four, they're good ones... Gloria was born in 1931 outside of LA in Glendale, a city co-founded by her grandfather! Growing up in the shadows of the Hollywood studios, she was lured to acting and landed small parts in films like MAYTIME IN 1937, SWEET AND LOWDOWN in 1943, A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN in 1945 and ended up with a hefty 117 acting credits.

Mr. BIG hooks Gloria up with THE CYCLOPS in 1957, her first horror flick (with sci-fi implications), it also stars Lon Chaney, James Craig and Tom Drake.

Her very next role would be in another horror movie, DAUGHTER OF DR. JEKYLL, this one's directed by Edgar G. Ulmer. She stars with John Agar and Arthur Shields in a story about a young woman who discovers she's the daughter of the infamous Dr. Jekyll, she begins to believe that she may also have a split personality, where one's a murdering monster!

In 1958, Gloria plays Madge, wife of a space invader in the great sci-fi thriller, I MARRIED A MONSTER FROM OUTER SPACE. I just watched this one again a few days ago, so much fun! It also stars Tom Tyron, Peter Baldwin, Valerie Allen, Ty Hardin and Maxie Rosenbloom.

Last on the list is THE LEECH WOMAN from 1960. Although it looks like Gloria has the upper hand in the photo, she becomes the next victim in this tale of horror. Also stars Coleen Gray, Grant Williams and Phillip Terry.

That's it kids, that's it for today, Eegah!! is up to bat tomorrow with our last post for June, 2018. Detention for those who are absent or late!

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

THE INCREDIBLE HULK - Season One - Pilot Episode (1977)

 Tonight's Weird Wednesday Dungeon feature is the pilot episode of the TV show titled "The Incredible Hulk" that ran for five seasons, and 82 episodes from 1977 to 1982. Then of course, there were all the spin-offs like "The Trial Of The Incredible Hulk," and "The Death Of The Incredible Hulk" in the 80's and 90's!"

 The original Incredible Hulk was of course created by that master of marvels, Stan Lee, but this TV version was written by Kenneth Johnson. Kenneth also directed this first episode, and three others along the line, but the rest of the episodes were directed by 27 different people!

 Dungeon fave Bill Bixby has the role of Dr. David Bruce Banner, the man who will become The Hulk. Bill will always be remembered for the many great TV shows he was on like "My Favorite Martian," (107 episodes) and "The Courtship Of Eddies's Father!"(73 episodes) He was also in one of the original "Twilight Zone" episodes, the one called "The Thirty Fathom Grave," and don't forget he was in "Clambake" with Elvis! All that and more, and Bill only lived to be 59, another unfair victim of cancer!

 There's a whole lot of scientific gadgets and gizmos in this show!

 Stuff so high-tech that when one guy changes the settings on the gamma machine, he labels it with a piece of tape!

This is your routine run of the mill standard DNA scanner. I know it looks like a TV set, but it only gets one channel!

Maybe this is the reason they have such a small cast!

Okay, get ready, because the count down is about ready to start!

Remember that piece of tape? Dr. Banner just gave himself a dose of gamma rays three times higher than he meant to, and it's going to have eight seasons of ramifications!

Here he is, in all his glory, The Hulk! 
This looks like a cool Van Gogh painting!

Standing six foot, three and one half inches, world class body builder Big Louis Jude Ferrigno is The Hulk!

 I read that Stan Lee envisioned The Hulk as a combination of "Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde," and "Frankenstein," and this scene of The Hulk approaching this little girl by the water written by Kenneth Johnson is right out of the first "Frankenstein" movie!

Back at the lab, this indestructible chamber should keep the big guy contained!

Just have to get the power grid set corretly!

Awww Sheeeit! That didn't work worth a damn!

About 90% of this episode is dominated by the pair of Dr. Banner and his fellow scientist, Susan Sullivan as Dr. Elaina Marks! Susan is great and I do like that blouse she's wearing, but I was bothered by the fact that this is the only episode she is in, and if I want to see more of her, I have to watch a lot of programs that I'm not very interested in, like 221 episodes of "Another World," or 207 episodes of "Falcon Crest," or 119 episodes of "Dharma And Greg!"

I think this is a sophisticated Lenker Rod Mortar Hawk Hot Cut Plugging Chisel they used to extract the gamma rays !

Dr. Banner is in a lot of trouble!!!

And then he completely loses it!!

The TV series is completely different from the original comic book, but who cares? It's still an incredible story! Bill Bixby is incredible, Big Lou Ferrigno is incredible, and it's lots of fun to watch the not so jolly green giant go around destroying crap! I don't know about you, but if I ever dig myself out of "The Dead Zone," I'm going to be watching "The Incredible Hulk" for a while!

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