Monday, November 23, 2015

EEGAH!! & TABONGA! AT THE MOVIES 4 / The Early Sixties

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.

GORGO was all over the pages of Famous Monsters and the other monster mags. We thought it was okay and enjoyed it, but, it didn't stack up against our favorites. This movie tried to capitalize on the popularity of Godzilla.

Oh, man, did we ever love this one! Blobs, we loved blobs, especially this one. It blindsides you at every turn and Max is totally creepy. Maybe our favorite part was when the doctors pulled a hunk of CALTIKI off of Max's arm, with the flesh melted away!

I'm sure we laughed a few times because these little BRAIN EATERS were nothing more than lint balls pulled by string and pipe cleaners for antennae... Wow, scary!

Also, there were these crazy shots with the camera set at weird angles, making us dizzy.

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!

DOCTOR BLOOD'S COFFIN is a real weirdie, shots of the zombie in the monster magazines made him look very cool in the shadows. But, the flick was a little boring for us.

We really liked this one! THE MANSTER had tons of weird moments and kept us entertained from start to finish! See you again on Wednesday when Eegah!! invades The Dungeon!

Saturday, November 21, 2015

HONEYMOON OF HORROR - "Would You Turn That Music Off? I Can't Stand It" (1964)

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 / New World Pictures - 1988

It's time to lighten up a little, so, here's our gal Elvira in her movie about an inheritance from her uncle in New England, and, well, all the amenities that goes along with all that!

Elvira finds out about the inheritance and ends up on a game show, then, wins the big prize!

She sets off for Las Vegas in her monsterized black 1960 Thunderbird with heel to the pedal.

I have a sound clip for your approval, sooooo, you can push the big red 'GO' button located there by our Elvira poster collection, NOW, Rufus The Gnat!.. Here are some moments from... ELVIRA: Mistress Of The Dark!

Back in New England, Elvira decides to hang out in the local hot spot, hope you're old enough to get the joke here...

Welp, while there, she cools off two local sleaze balls and then gets in the face of the Amazon waitress!.. Fun place.

Later, she punks out her pet poodle, par for the course... Totally!

She finds a book that tells her back story and remembers being a cute little witch baby!

She's not too hip on the idea of being burned at the stake!

But, her beau tosses her the magic ring and she unwittingly unleashes evil forces from the Moon!

So, it's up to mighty Ramvira to deal with the demonic possessed priest who wants the ring!

Our Mistress Of The Dark uses her awesome boobs to bust through the chained fence!

And, this crawling hand is ready to give her such a pinch! Eegah!! has more for you tomorrow!

Monster Music

Monster Music
AAARRGGHHH!!!! Ya'll Come On Back Now, Y'Hear??