Monday, December 31, 2018

THE MASK OF FU MANCHU / The Frankenstein Of The Orient! - 1932

Here's a good one for our last post of 2018, in this story, some Englishmen race to find the tomb of Genghis Khan, and, they have to get there fast as the evil genius, Dr. Fu Manchu, is also searching for the tomb, If Fu Manchu gets the mysteriously powerful relics, he and his diabolical daughter will enslave the entire world!

The movie stars Boris Karloff as Dr. Fu Manchu, Lewis Stone as Nayland Smith, Karen Morley as Sheila Barton, Charles Starrett as Terrence Granville, Myrna Loy as Fah Lo See, Jean Hersholt as Von Berg, Lawrence Grant as Sir Lionel Barton and David Torrence as McLeod.

Here are the Englishmen planning their expedition to search for the tomb of Genghis Khan. Word is though, Fu Manchu is also looking for the tomb, but, for nefarious reasons!

Fu Manchu drinks down a beaker of his special power brew! He's the only one that knows what the secret ingredients are...

The evil genius treats his first victim to an endless bell gong torture... Hey, how's it goin'?

In the meantime, Terrence and his pals have discovered Khan's tomb, they take a mask and a huge sword that are proposed to have magical powers.

Love the strange places in this one, super sets and the like. Here, dude who got a knife in the back is still able to take out one of Fu Manchu's henchmen with his pistol!

At this point, Terrence has been captured by Fu Manchu and has to turn over the sword and mask to the last person in the world he wanted the treasures to end up with.

But, for some reason, the sword is a goddamn fake! Fu Manchu is freakin' livid, and, we all know what the Hell that means!!..

Right!.. Time for some more sadistic torture!!

Anywho, after Terrence is beaten and whipped, he ends up in the daughter of Fu Mancho's special love chamber, where she joins him. She has a crush on Terrence, and, she smokes opium endlessly throughout the movie!

Since we like to show signs in our posts, I thought.. Hmm, why not show an Asian sign!

Fu Manchu (don't forget, he's a doctor) uses poisonous critters to extract venom from, he uses them to concoct a serum he uses to make people his slaves! And, he uses it on Terrence!!

I'm telling you, this movie is really creepy and horrific at times, like this scene!

Finally, our evil nemesis has the magic sword in his possession! Fah Lo See is stoned out and Terrence has no idea what the Hell's going on..

Nayland Smith's in a predicament, but somehow manages to get out of the pit of alligators!

And, Von Berg's not too happy about the situation he's in!!

Not to worry, Nayland and Von both escape and run up above where Fu Manchu is ready to show all his followers his new powers. Our guys turn on the maniac's destruction ray and point it at the crowd below.

Terrence snaps out of it just in time to save Sheila from her sacrifice by using the sword on Fu Manchu himself!!.. Great stills!

The ray sizzles all the fanatics, putting out the flame of Fu Manchu!..

In the end, there's only one thing to do with a sword with such a power... You solve the riddle! Hey, join us next year when we'll return with a whole new pile of weird junk, just for U - Oh yeah, an' Happy New year Ever'bloody!!

Saturday, December 29, 2018

PUPPETMASTER - "Evil Comes In All Sizes" (1989)

 As if the puppets in "The Spirit Of Christmas," and "Diver Dan" weren't enough, my year end Saturday Night Special is the 1989 film "Puppetmaster," because let's face it, we're just all puppets in the game more than ever these days with all the strings being pulled by politicians on all sides, greedy corporations, and social media, so why not just come out and admit it?

 The "Puppetmaster" series of films is now legendary!

 And Charles Band is still pumping them out some almost 30 years later,

  The latest offering is "Puppet Master: Blitzkrieg Massacre," that was released just a couple of months ago! Some things just refuse to die!

 There are thousands of places that look like this along the California coastline, but I swear I've been here before!

 Beautiful place! Too bad it's not real!

 I used to live about 25 minutes from Bodega Bay, and I can guarantee you that there is not a building this majestic within 100 miles or more. In fact, this is actually the Castle Green Apartments in Pasadena, California which hasn't seen a coastline lately!

Yes indeed, the same Bodega Bay that was featured in Hitchcock's "The Birds"

 The same Bodega Bay that today hosts the radio station with the coolest call letters in the whole damn world, KWTF! Oh, Yeah!

 And besides having the coolest call letters in the world, KWTF also has a weekly show by Lord Litter that is always worth listening to! Trust me, if you like timeless music, give it a try!

 So I had to use this cool shot, because if I showed you pictures of the actors like the amazing Paul Le Mat, I'd have to go on and on how I couldn't get over the fact that I thought I was looking at Wayne Newton, and how did Wayne Newton, with all his money, get involved in a mess like this!

This is not Las Vegas Wayne!

Gone the way of the phone booth, this was a 1989 ATM machine.

 Because after that, we got this guy!

"Puppetmaster" is a comedy no doubt, and this pinhead dude is the comic relief!

The Drill Head doll makes me want to remind you once again that those call letters were:

I really don't want to know the significance of this female doll and her retching lethal leeches. 
Rated R for 'Raw!

This was the best shot of this little shit!

Pinhead's disproportionate body is so over the top, and then he gets continually thrown around like some rag doll little bitch, and even after he has his head removed, he still takes a lickin', keeps on tickin', and is a real pain in the ass! What a mini-stud!

So never count out the dolls, or the puppets, or the marionettes in your life, human or otherwise, because someday, they will all come back to haunt you! 
18 out, bring on 19! I had some fun, I hope you did too!

Friday, December 28, 2018

MOON 44 / In the Outer Zone... You Need A Friend! - 1990

In today's space adventure, an unconventional corporate agent is given the task of shaping a group of violent criminals and technical wizards into a helicopter defense force assigned to protect a mining station on a remote moon.

This one stars Michael (LUNARCOP) Paré, Lisa (NOCTURNE) Eichhorn, Dean (MARTIANS GO HOME) Devlin, Brian (THE TERMINATOR) Thompson and Malcolm (CALIGULA) McDowell.

At a maximum security prison on Earth, a small group of inmates are chosen to join a defense detail on a distant moon. They give high fives as they exit the Hell hole.

Here we go through space on our way to good old mineral rich, Moon 44...

The troops are met by the always sweating, angry, out of control, Master Sergeant Sykes, played to the hilt by Leon Rippy.

They prepare one of the mini heckalopters for a defensive test run to get coordinated with their technical team who's guiding them through the cracks and crevasses on Moon 44!

Malcolm plays the corrupt Major Lee, he's thinking of ways to undermine the detail...

Looking the part, Brian Thompson plays Jake, head inmate tough guy pilot.

Cookie, part of the technical team, makes his own drugs and keeps the stash in his boom box. After irritating some of the tough guys, well...

Cookie slips a few capsules into dude's drink, which, turns him into a freakin' zombie!

Word is though, don't mess with the nerdish technical team!

Here's a shot of one of the helicopters so's you can see what they look like as they fly around on Moon 44.

Then, they have to protect themselves from these guys, robotic thugs that are attacking the mining machines and installations.

Remember, this movie was made in 1990. So, in the year 2038, this is what the computer graphics for the technical team look like?! What a hoot, how can anyone even tell what the Hell's going on!

Well anyway, Major Lee becomes the victim of his own device, and gets all blowed up!!

Back on Earth, our hero threatens a company big wig before giving the military proof of the sabotage going on, on old Moon 44! Tune in tomorrow where Eegah!! probably has something special to share with us, til then... Later!

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