Wednesday, June 28, 2017

TWIN PEAKS - David Lynch - "Part 08" (2017)

 "Twin Peaks" update. Episode 08! I told my 94 year old Mom that it was safe to come back and try and watch it because there started to be a semblance of a story, but I just called her, and told her to forget I ever said that, because with episode 08, David Lynch has gone back to what he probably wanted to do all along, be extra weird! This is the 8th of 18 episodes, and if they're going to introduce a plot of some kind, I think it's about time to start!

 David Lynch can do whatever he wants because he's earned it! He has got a great eye, and what I call good taste in music! Episode 08 didn't wait until the end to throw out the music, this time, it's in the first few minutes, and for good reason, because there's not going to be time later!

 The bar crowd rocks out like a local cover band is playing 80's classics, but...............

 The hard poundin' music is actually being performed by Trent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails!

 I'm not a big Nine Inch Nails fan by any means, but this tune is absolutely prefect for this scene, and sounds great!!

 That's it for story for a good 30 or 40 minutes!  I don't really know, but I'm guessing David Lynch isn't a big fan of nuclear weapons!

 The camera heads right into the heart of the explosion for another five minutes!

 Maybe Buffalo Springfield said it best, "There's something happening here, what it is ain't exactly clear...."

 So, we go from that scene, to this scene, to the next scene and beyond without any dialogue!

 The shots are meticulous, and the attention to detail is astounding, but I still don't know what the fuck is going on, and the bad part is that I don't even care to try and find out!

 Very cool diner, but it just makes me wonder, what happened to "Twin Peaks," and where are Shelly and Norma? I was tricked you know, because before this show even aired, the info I got off of IMDB was all bogus, fake news as it were, probably all supplied by one David Lynch!

Dude levitates down from space, is pissed because he can't get a light, and becomes a murderous AM radio talk show host from Hell! I don't know about you, but I like the SubGenius version of Bob a lot better!!

 And let's not forget about the hatching of the frog bug, and the spot it decides to call home!

I don't have time to dredge around on the internet and try to find meaning to all this! If  David wants to come over to my house and drink a couple of margaritas, and explain it, then fine, but otherwise I'll just continue watching and waiting for a superficial story that isn't there, and he can keep doing whatever crazy stuff he wants, because this obviously is not about attracting viewers old or new, but I have to admit that in some perverted way, it is fun to watch!

Monday, June 26, 2017

BRIDE OF RE-ANIMATOR / Re-Animator II Productions - 1989

Here's part two of the whacked out 'Re-Animator' saga, this time, Dr. Herbert West, Dr. Dan Cain and assistant Francesca Danelli are medical volunteers in a civil war in Peru and are researching how to create human life from dead tissue using wounded soldiers as guinea pigs! At the Miskatonic Hospital, Dr. Cain is treating a terminal patient, Gloria, and becomes obsessed with her, even though he and Francesca are lovers. When the snoopy Lt. Chapham investigates events that occurred at the the Miskatonic Hospital, he learns that body parts are missing from the morgue, and, Herbert and Dan become the prime suspects.

This totally crazy flick from Hell stars Jeffrey (ROBOT JOX) Combs as Dr. West, Bruce (THE LAST STARFIGHTER) Abbott as Dr. Cain, Claude Earl (SHE FREAK) Jones as Lt. Chapham, Fabiana (ROBOCOP 2) Udenio as Francesca, David (SYNGENOR) Gale as Dr. Hill and Kathleen (HALLOWEEN 4) Kinmont as Gloria.

Dr. Cain needs a breather, Dr. West is completely consumed with his insane experiments and is wearing his lab partner out... Come on, man!!

When Lt. Chapham shows up at the home of the doctors, he asks lots of weird questions... At the same time, Dr. West has to try and recover one of his little experiments that got loose before they get their asses busted!

There's a happy place with lots of calming clouds for the totally insane at the hospital, nice!

This is a funny part when Dr. West attaches an arm to a leg. The damn thing kicks and strangles him and he's barely able to put it in a garbage bag before ending all the fun!

Lt. Chapham is back. He discovers the mad lab and is ready to bust the boys, but, Dr. West deep sixes him and shoots him up with the glowing green serum. West is overpowered and the crazy cop escapes into the night!

In the meantime, the boys take the dead body of Gloria from the hospital back to the lab with the idea of bringing her back to life with their serum!

In a twisted scene, Lt. Chapham, now under the power of the head of Dr. Hill, takes the head and forces a doctor to perform surgery on it. What the Hell's going on here?!

The crazies show up at the boy's place. Chapham shows his badge and Francesca is attacked!

Down in the lab, Gloria is now re-animated and bonds with Dr. Cain. When Francesca enters the lab, her and Gloria get into a cat fight for the man they both love.

The old brick building is falling apart, and a bunch of blundered experiments escape from their imprisonment and start causing even more problems for the boys!

Lt. Chapham takes down Dr. West just before the stone ceiling comes tumbling down!!..

Dr. Hill joins in, he now has bat wings grafted to his head so that he can now fly around and bug people! Well, the butt head Bathead also falls victim to the cave in...

Dr. Cain digs his way out of the collapsed building, crawls through a hole in the ground in the graveyard and saves Francesca from a fate worse than death!.. Check in again Wednesday for more, from... The Dungeon!

Saturday, June 24, 2017

THE OUTER LIMITS - Season 01, Episode 17 - "Don't Open Till Doomsday" (1964)

If I've done the math right, this will be the 16th of 49 episodes of  "Outer Limits" we've covered! Welcome to the Saturday Night Special version of The Dungeon!
You should know the routine by now, don't freakin' adjust anything!

The basic premise is "Don't Open Till Doomsday" because presumably after you do, all Hell is going to break loose! So, here's your lesson of the day, 

 One thing they don't explain is who is this guy, and why does he have this present to give away, or was I just not paying close enuf attention?

 Is there some significance to the fact that all the wedding presents are wrapped in the same paper?
Let me know and win a free prize!

 Huh, must be some kind of joke, let's just see what's in here!

 Kind of a cute innocuous box, but full of evil deviltry!

 "Don't Open Till Doomsday" has  more than it's share of  eye shots!

 So what, are you just fucking stupid or what??

 What a cool door knob!!

Miriam Hopkins! 33 years earlier she was Ivy Pearson in the Fredric March version of "Dr Jekyll And Mr. Hyde!"  I think her character here might well have been an inspiration for Dr. Frank-N-Furter eleven years later!

 Sorry, but the freakin' little alien dude in the box looks like a goober!

 It's quite possible that this is true, and these days they are all in positions of power all over the whole world! We should have believed him!

 Let's talk about thinking outside the box!!

 John (Attack Of The Puppet People) Hoyt was an actor's actor! He was in two "Twilight Zone" episodes, "Will The Real Martian Please Stand Up," and "The Lateness Of The Hour," two other "Outer Limits" episodes, and so much more. John ended his career while in his late 70's with 82 episodes of "Gimme A Break" as Grandpa Stanley Kanisky!

 Really awesome stairwell shot! Stairs in the home seem like such an ideal situation until you live in a two story house for a while! Trust me, despite "Father Knows Best," "Leave It To Beaver," and "My Three Sons," it is not the American dream!!

 They all finally meet face to face!

Dude actually manges to go from there to there and catch her as she faints!

It's called "Don't Open Til Doomsday!" What the Hell did you expect!?

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