April 17th, 2018
In case the viewer did not see the first two, a helpful reminder:
And now, a lovely outfit, courtesy of Miskatonic University, from Beyond Re-Animator:
Another closer view. I don’t think these tees are on sale anywhere:
Herbert West, breaking bad.
Color me blood red:
On a different note, I don’t know why I hadn’t seen Slasher/Blood Rage before. It was probably available for rent at Bootlegger or Winner’s Corner in the late 80s, and it would have been extremely in my wheelhouse. If prime material plane me was still teaching classes in horror, I would have used this number as a way to show overt Freudianism in slasher movies.
This image would make a great t-shirt.
Let’s just say, mom is working through some stuff:
No wonder he is a killer; look how he does his tie:
March 17th, 2018
Another hidden Hammer classic, Hands of the Ripper (1971), which combines a maybe possession with some top-shelf Freudery and some not-inconsiderable gore.
Apropos to none of these ingredients, this figure may be one of the most frightening:
This is what happens when you mess with the daughter of Jack the Ripper.
Although it is highly unlikely that Dario Argento ever saw Hands, the mise-en-scene is right out of Suspiria.
March 15th, 2018
Hammer’s 1971 Blood From The Mummy’s Tomb is loosely based on Bram Stoker’s novel The Jewel of Seven Stars (1903). Very few people are watching this movie because of its connection to a later Stoker novel; they are watching it for Valerie Leon.
Still using quotation marks around the title I see.
Say what one will, but this is mighty fine neckgear.
Look closely here Buffy fans: ‘Tis a young Giles, probably using his Ripper nickname.
As I mentioned, Valerie is the reason most of us are watching the movie.
Even this snake is bewitched by Valerie.
Blood is classic enough to be an entry in the TCM site. Not bad for a bunch of cardboard props.
March 14th, 2018
Never watched Hammer’s Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde (1971) before now, and, frankly fellow orcs and gnolls, I have been missing out. A brief listing of the various wait, what’s of this movie:
- Jekyll is Jack the Ripper
- Jekyll is Jack the Ripper because he needs precious female organs
- Jekyll needs precious female organs so he extend his life to make a medical breakthrough
- Jekyll needs to extend his life to make medical breakthroughs in life extension
- Jekyll taking the elixir of organ juice turns Jekyll into Sister Hyde
- Sister Hyde uses her newly discovered feminine side to kill more women to get more organs to make more elixirs to, wait for it, not extend life, but make sure she stays Sister Hyde.
None of this includes gender-bending makeout sessions with the brother/sister combo from upstairs or the appearance of the famous grave-robbing team of Burke and Hare time-traveling from the 1820s to the late Victorian period.
They sure don’t make labs like this anymore.
Uncut organ elixir
Indica or Sativa?
Mobil elixir sacks.
I don’t always drink wine, but when I am transforming into a woman . . .
I will use “deuced” more than once in this movie to describe someone’s attractiveness.
Upstair’s neighbor prepare to meet . . .
Sister Hyde [at least temporarily].
Deucedly athletic and deucedly sensual.
March 12th, 2018
An actual Hammer film–mixed with AIP– this time in The Vampire Lovers (1970), which offers a lot of frilly nightgowns and heaving bosoms. Loosely based on Carmilla, but with more beheadings, an Osmosite could do worse than spending 90 minutes here.
She has looked deeply into the eyes of Ingrid Pitt.
That headpiece is not going to save her.
Today’s winner of most outlandish neckwear . . .
This is an outstanding outfit.
Before he served Vader, he dressed like this.