Wednesday, May 20, 2015


 I was going through some olde junk the other day looking for something to put on eBay, when I found this list of movie titles I made when I was in high school! It was a definitive list of Sci-Fi and Horror films I had seen up to that point on my journey to see every film ever made in those genres! It's all thrills and no frills!

It looks like I started listing them by character at first, Frankenstein movies, Vampire movies, Mummy movies etc!

Typewriters were obviously a lot more difficult to make corrections on than computers!

Still trying to keep things in categories, an effort that was doomed from the start!

A lot of these movies I saw on TV! We had a very limited amount of stations back then, like five! My grandmother used to get the L.A. Times newspaper, and every time we'd go visit, I'd look at the TV guide section of the paper, and drool over how many cool movies were playing every Saturday night on Los Angeles TV stations! We were lucky to get to see one on a weekend!

Most of these movies we've written about, but there are a couple on the list we still haven't gotten around to!

I don't remember why I hand wrote the last of the titles, probably just got lazy! As you can well see, using the typewriter wasn't exactly a perfect medium for me even though I could supposedly type 40 words a minute! (I think that included 30 errors a minute!) Too bad they didn't have blogs back then!!

Monday, May 18, 2015

ALIENS / Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation - 1986

Here we go with a new week of mayhem, here at The Dungeon!.. Here's my favorite of the Alien flicks, this time Ripley joins a team of rowdy Space Marines on a rescue mission to the now partially terraformed planet LV-426 to find out why all communication with the colony there has been lost.

We have a little scary fun sound clip for your approval, sooooo, you can push the big red 'GO' button located there by our empty alien pod, NOW, Ralphie The Tarantula!.. Here's... ALIENS!

Here we are on LV-426 before the mystery begins, there's a small colony of workers trying to terraform it into a habitable planet for future generations.

But, there's a problem. A few of the people go exploring the planet and eventually come across the giant spaceship from the original movie and all Hell breaks out after they explore a cave and make a terrifying discovery.

So, when contact is lost with the colony, a team of Space Marines is sent to see WTF! is up.

After they get out of hibernation, the gang stretch and get ready for the landing on LV-426.

To kill some time before the landing, Bill Paxton's unwilling character plays this little knife game with the robot played by Lance Henriksen!

Bill gets all the best lines in the sound clip. Here they are making the drop into the atmosphere of their destination, LV-426.

After the crew lands safely they start investigating the complex for clues. They find quite a few in the lab besides the melted iron grates in the industrial area.

Then, Ripley discovers little Newt who has been hiding successfully from the deadly creatures.

In order to save the Marines from the attacking nightmares, Ripley pilots the troop transport in one wild ride through the tunnels!

Here's something you never want to see, an empty container that had a live facehugger in it!!

The things capture and hide Newt in their slime but Ripley finds and rescues her from a fate worse than death. One note, I don't understand why the slime here doesn't burn her skin considering what their drool can do...

To make sure that this batch of pods doesn't cause any more problems, Ripley torches them!

Holy shit!!.. Mama Alien is really pissed off, Ripley killing her little things and all. So, now she wants to settle the score with our heroine!

These two shots are totally amazing... 'Nuf said!!

Anyway, Ripley and the monster fight it out good on the spaceship, but Mama Alien and the machine fall into a receiving pod where again, Ripley has to get away from the thing while it has her foot and press the button that opens the door where the vacuum finally pulls the poor thing out into space, bringing our story to an end... Be back Wednesday when we return with more fun from The Dungeon!!

This just in from our Dungeon mate Greg Goodsell - Hollywood stalwart Eric Caidin of Hollywood Book & Poster has passed away. We will miss you Eric...

Saturday, May 16, 2015


I hate being redundant, but I do like saying "Rosin on bow, and here we go!! So, let's rock! It's time for another Super Saturday Night Special sponsored by those loving fellows at CULT ACTION!

Tonight we're gonna dig deep into the catacombs of The Dungeon, with a sequel to the ever popular "Lionman" film, "Lionman II: The Witchqueen!" Why it's a sequel beats the Hell out of me, it doesn't seem to have much in common with the first film except for being Turkish, but with movies like this, that's a moot point!

 Here he is: Frank Morgan as LIONMAN!!
Frank's real name is Fevzi Mengen! That's close!

 Wannabe King, and long lost member of The Village People, is Eris Akman, as Mr. Belisarius! 
For various reasons, he hates Lionman! Eris has a film in pre-production right now called "Bizim Batman!" If "Lionman II" is any indication, then I'm sure it's going to be great!

Here she is, the Witchqueen herself, presenting Dee Taylor as Rheaslivia! As it turns out, this was Dee's only role ever! I can't imagine why!

This is a much better look for Rheaslivia! By the way, those stupid looking balls on Belisarius's shoulders are not just for decoration, they're dangerous weapons!!

 After a big feast, and a lot of wine, Lionman and his son like to play this little game, kind of like William Tell, but...........................

..............Instead of putting the arrow on the kid's head, they put it behind his head!

 Lionman's wife Tania, the loving Mother of his child, enjoys this show immensely! Crystal Williams plays Tania in the sole outing in her acting career!

 The fun part of the trick is that the boy moves at the last second, and instead of piercing his brain, the arrow goes into the apple! And this is the kid's favourite thing! Silly boy!

The Witchqueen can see everything through the eyes of a hawk she has spying on her enemies! Seriously, that collar has got to go!

The Witchqueen puts a spell on Lionman that renders hm useless until one of the stupid guards gets overzealous with one of those spears and draws blood! That kind of idiocy breaks the spell!

"I am Lionman, hear me roar!!!"

These stupid guards look like refugees from Goon Island! I swear those helmets are made out of cardboard!

William Hardy (his real name) has the role of the big lummox Angel!
William was a genuine professional actor who hailed from Houston, Texas! Here his line is, "You hit me on the head!" and then he proceeds to pulverize the guy who did it!

Here's a decent shot of Lionman and his three best buddies, Angel, Chimp, and Foxy! Chimp is an acrobat, and Foxy is a short, fat, deaf mute who is a good fighter! Chimp is played by Nik Stuart in his only ever role, and Foxy is played by Nigel Adams in his sole outing also!

 Geologically speaking, Turkey is a very interesting place with a real variety of landscapes!

 I think Lionman might have been a real contender in the MMA!

 "Darn! I am so mad right now! You shot my beloved  Belisarius! I curse you Lionman!"

Attack of the giant blue agave plant! Margaritas are on the house!

After Lionman shoots an arrow through the Witchqueen's hawk, she is destroyed! At the end of the movie, it says there will be another sequel called "Lionman: Ring Of The Magus," but unfortunately for us all, it never materialized!
Thanks Cult Action!!!

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