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Wow, Progressive

Wednesday, 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.

The Vampire Lovers

Monday, 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.

Like Hammer Films, We Live

Sunday, March 11th, 2018

Sorry for the break, Perverse Osmosis fans. I have seen an upswing in my prime material plane duties. But here we are, back for another year of pointless postings.

Up first, Witchfinder General (1968), a Tigon production, starring the always mellifluous Vincent Price and some legitimate thugs. However, what I would like to focus on more is the ugliness of the person in this painting:

Lovecraftian fish-person would be my guess.

No wonder this guy is dead; he had paint for blood.

I love this collar. It screams authority:

A couple of the aforementioned thugs:

My goal is to someday own this kind of cape. I suspect post-retirement.

Witchfinder General is also the name of NWOBHM band and had 12-year old me would have known of this cover, he would have immediately bought this record.

That Wonderful A Bomb Beat

Monday, November 20th, 2017

I have spent an inordinate amount of time the last five years listening to Halloweenradio.net, where one of the options is 50/60s monster and halloween rock. I listened to it a year straight in 2012-2013, which says something about both me and the station.

Anywhoo, as a fan of sonic archeology, it has been a British Museum, including little numbers like “A Bomb Bop” by Mike Fern and the Del Royals.


One of the few good things to come out of Morgan City, LA.

Rocker

Sunday, November 19th, 2017

Malcolm Young, rocking rocker from AC/DC, finally banged his head out of the prime material plane. As they said, “It’s a long way to the top if you want to rock and roll,” and one thing that I will always give AC/DC is that they never changed their sound. Sometimes it was more produced, but it never wandered too far from high-voltage rock and roll. When you can play the same beat for more than forty years, and survive songs like “Mistress for Christmas,” you are doing something. Even Slayer went Nu-metal for that one album.

The other thing I always liked about AC/DC: Richard Ramirez stole is nickname from them, and there aren’t many bands that can say that.