The early sixties was a special time for Eegah!! and Tabonga! since we were able to see many horror and sci-fi movies at the theater when they were first released. We had Famous Monsters magazine to get us excited about upcoming productions too, but, things were starting to change. By around 1965 movies had lost a lot the magic of the fifties and their appeal for us. On top of that, we were in our mid-teens and there was those things called... Girls! The cherry on top was the British invasion and the music was irresistible, case closed.
I have a rowdy little sound clip from 1987 of a tune by our garage band, Hermanos Guzanos, we all had Casio samplers at that time, what would you expect from artists? Here's some fun... BRAIN EATERS!
Monday, November 23, 2015
Saturday, November 21, 2015
Last Wednesday, I told you about one uncomfortable marriage, and now I've got another one for you! Tonight's Saturday Night Special is called "Honeymoon Of Horror," and I'm sorry, but the sequels weren't called "Marriage Of Terror," and "Children From Hell," but they very well could have been if this couple had just been able to stick it out more than a couple of days!
There are credits for the fancy car they're driving, there are credits for his clothes, and there are credits for the pad this film was made at, but there are no credits for the music, which is too bad, because a lot of the music in "Honeymoon Of Horror" is pretty damn cool, and undoubtedly one of the highlights of the movie!
Nothing like showing up at a romantic and secluded honeymoon shack, only to find out it's full of your new husband's drunken and freaky artiste friends!
The new bride is Abbey Heller as Lilli Duvre! It's hard to believe, but just like in a lot of these 60's Southern movies, this is Abbey's only film performance! Her Husband Emile Duvre was played by Robert Parsons! 10 years later, Robert made one more appearance in a film about the amazing comedian Lenny Bruce called "Lenny," as a plainclothes detective!
Now this is a truly Arty Farty Florida Party circa 1964!
Your party wasn't hip enough unless you had a belly dancer!
Capris and berets, the hipster version of the Hokey Pokey!
A little later, the guy in the beret stops reading and starts kissing the woman's foot instead!
After the party is over, Lilli is confronted by her husband's loyal manservant Hajmir!
Vincent Petti is Hajmir in his only film appearance ever!
Lilli receives some weird calls in the middle of the night, freaks out, and has to run around in her underwear a little bit until she faints!
The loving couple are caught staring into a circular sculpture suspended over the pool! Later in the movie, the same sculpture would be used to intimidate the new bride!
Emile's sick brother Max makes a pass at Lilli in no time at all! Max was played by Alexander Panas who unlike most of the cast actually has seven other acting credits!
Lilli is pursued by some unknown person into the woods!
When everything isn't going all topsy turvy round and round, Lilli and Emile still find time to be madly in love!
"Honeymoon Of Horror" is a crappy movie no doubt, but I love these two postcard perfect shots a lot! The telephone booth in the middle of nowhere is classic!
Pursued once again, Lilli finds herself in this almost deserted diner with a waitress who just wants to dance and not listen to her horror story! You'll get a good glimpse of this scene in the sound clip as the waitress puts another coin in the jukebox!
While she's only on the screen for a couple of minutes before her untimely demise, the waitress is probably the brightest star in the whole production! He name is Yanka Mann, and she was also in "Flesh Feast," and "Sometimes Aunt Martha Does Dreadful Things!"
Beverly Lane was poster girl blonde bimbo Helene Russel, one of Emile's olde flames!
I'll leave it up to your imagination who the psycho is, and who the hero is!
Four faces of Lilli! Horror, Deceit, Confusion, and are you freakin' kidding me!
If you're interested in what this film is really about, I'm sure they have lots of copies at
Friday, November 20, 2015
ELVIRA: Mistress Of The Dark!