Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Celebrity Endorsement: Linnea Quigley!

I actually posted this video previously in a Linnea-centric post during 2013's A-Z Challenge. But, I wouldn't want someone who is specifically checking out my celebrity endorsement posts to miss it - so it's getting the deluxe treatment for this go-round!

And of course, Linnea Quigley needs no introduction around these parts! The woman is incredible - and has made bad movies watchable, and good movies better.

Until next post, you Can Poke Me With A Fork, Cause I Am Outta Here!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Maniacal Movie Poster Monday #156!

Still trying to catch up after the computer virus took mine out for a week.

Three posters!

Until next post, you Can Poke Me With A Fork, Cause I Am Outta Here!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Saturday Night at the Movies 2/22/14!

Who cares what picture we see?

Nathan Fillion does - in brightest day, in blackest night - so we'll pick this one - it just seems right.

I've been enjoying these animated DC Universe movies - and here's the newest one to be added to the video vault.

We could be Marveling at it - pun intended - anytime - even tonight, if you care to come watch it with me!

Until next post, you Can Poke Me With A Fork, Cause I Am Outta Here!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Maniacal Movie Poster Monday #155!

My computer was down for a week with a computer virus - it's back. Sadly, my huge gallery of movie posters was corrupted by the rescue, apparently - so I'm starting back a little slowly. To get caught up we'll skip the words - three simple posters.



Glad to be back! Until next post, you Can Poke Me With A Fork, Cause I Am Outta Here!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Saturday Night at the Movies 2/15/14!

Who cares what picture we see?

Alf Humphreys does - every day and twice on Sunday. So for this Valentine's weekend - we just have to choose this one...

I've told the story of my affection for this film before. Suffice to repeat - it's a solid slasher flick - and my DVD is the restored cut - no pun intended - which features the original more graphic gore scenes hacked out of the picture thanks to the MPAA to secure the all-important R rating.

I know right where it is - so this one could truly be spinning in the player in seconds - if you want to be MY bloody valentine and come watch it with me - tonight, even!

Until next post, you Can Poke Me With A Fork, Cause I Am Outta Here!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Maniacal Movie Poster Monday #154!

The Wrath of God  (MGM, 1972)

I haven't seen this one - but it looks like a pretty good 70's action flick with a very solid cast - including Rita Hayworth in her final film. Definitely would like to catch this sometime.

Kung Fu Zombie  (Transmedia Distribution Company, 1982)

Well, if the Romero rules are being observed, BEAT IT, OR BURN IT, OR SHOOT IT IN THE HEAD. If not - you got me - good luck with that.

Baby Needs A New Pair of Shoes  (Alert Film Releasing, 1974)

This one I've seen! It's a fair blaxploitation flick with some wild elements. It's on some budget DVD sets as Jive Turkey, which is the title I saw it under - though the above is apparently the original title.

Until next we meet - you Can Poke Me With A Fork, Cause I Am Outta Here!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Saturday Night at the Movies 2/8/14!

Who cares what picture we see?

Norman Fell would, given time to think about it...while he does, we'll pick this one...

When Prism Home Video released this North Carolina-shot movie in the early 90's - they didn't know how to market the movie - it was a horror movie with comedy in it - or, maybe it was a comedy with horror elements. Consequently they sent the movie to video stores with two boxes - one played up the comic angle; the other touted the horror side. You could decide which box to use and which section of the store to put it in.

I wasn't expecting much when I sat down with the screener tape - but The Bone Yard turned out to be a solid little flick - and personally, I totally think it's a horror movie with comedy bits. A solid cast and some creepy monsters make this well worth a watch.

I still have that screener VHS - and it's totally ready to go into the machine for viewing at any time - even tonight - if you want to come check it out with me.

Until next post, you Can Poke Me With A Poodle, Cause I Am Outta Here!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Taking "A Little Off the Top" To A Whole New Meaning...

Six California college students prep for an archeology dig in the desert near their school and completely fail to notice that their professors are Superman (Kirk Alyn), Lugosi’s buddy from Mark of the Vampire (Carroll Borland) or the editor of Famous Monsters magazine (Forrest J. Ackerman), That last one is particularly perplexing as Ackerman even carries his magazine and some monster books around. Nonetheless, the students - despite warnings from Professor Borland and a standard issue town drunk horror movie doom crier - quickly leave the veteran actors back at school and head out to the sandy dunes to start the dig. Unfortunately for them, Borland and the lush were right –  the kids quickly run afoul of a Native American spirit named Black Claw who proceeds to possess one of them and wipe out the rest using Native American weaponry. Who will survive and what will be left of them?

After working on Shock Waves in Florida in 1977, then making his own features The Brain Leeches (never released) and The Alien Dead, Fred Olen Ray made the move to California and teamed with author T.L. Lankford to conceive the story for this movie – which Ray then expanded into a screenplay. Lankford produced, and Ray directed – and they made the movie on property belonging to a very accommodating wealthy family, using their house power for their lighting package, for example. After the movie was completed it had a brief theatrical release in 1983 by 21st Century Film Corporation, who re-edited the film against Ray’s and Lankford’s wishes. The film company moved shots and scenes around, and utilized test footage of a lion man that had been deemed mostly unusable by Ray and Lankford – sticking the lion man in at seemingly random moments in the movie. Much more effective is the possessed guy's new monster mug leering out of the darkness...

Brown eyed handsome man...

Despite the editorial chicanery – the movie is still a fun low budget scarepic from the period. The acting is only fair, and the re-editing does not help the movie’s pace, but there’s a good feeling of creepiness and dread, and the gore scenes (restored to the DVD after numerous cuts over the years) are pretty strong, especially considering the budget. As entertaining as I find the film – and I do quite like it – the whole magilla took on a whole new aspect when I listened to the DVD commentary by Ray and Lankford – a truly informative and entertaining listen with tons of information about every aspect of the movie from pre-production all the way to the steps taken to provide the most complete version of the movie possible by taking pieces snipped out of some source materials from other, sometimes lesser sources, like VHS tapes. I normally don’t even mention DVD/Blu-Ray special features in these reviews – but in this case I think this commentary is absolutely essential if you have any interest in low budget horror movies like this one. All others need not apply.

Let's Get Out of Here ?

At about 46:47 Richard Hench is suspicious of campfires that explode.

Eye Candy ?

The girls are certainly cute - but they are not dressed or showcased here to make the list. Sorry ladies.

Buddha Man Sez:

"Honest Injun, Scalps is a pretty good movie. Add in the
commentary and it's even better!"

Thank you Mr. Man. Until next post, you Can Poke Me With A Fork, Cause I Am Outta Here!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Maniacal Movie Poster Monday #153!

This is the 750th post for Let's Get Out of Here!

Now on to this week's posters!

The Mummy's Ghost  (Universal Studios, 1944)

Yeah, these Mummy flicks with Lon Jr were pretty rote - and their continuity is almost non-existent - but I still love 'em. They were a fixture in my Friday night and Saturday night movie watching as a kid - I'll watch any of them any time with anyone.

Dr. Giggles  (Universal Studios, 1992)

Everything on paper says this should have been a tidy little chiller - with a few sequels in the offing. But something just didn't let it come together. I didn't hate it - just found it mostly meh with a few good moments. What say you?

Moonshine Mountain  (Creative Communcations, Inc., 1964)

One of Herschell Gordon Lewis's other movies away from his gore flicks - apparently shot in Sout Carolina. I'm sure it's terrible - but I'd love to see it anyway!

Until next post, you Can Poke Me With A Fork, Cause I Am Outta Here!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Saturday Night at the Movies 2/1/14!

Who cares what picture we see?

Bud Davis might not, truth to tell, but we're still picking this one:

This is a good little movie that is almost a small gem - a documentary style horror flick about the never-caught killer who terrorized Texarkana Arkansas in the mid 40's. Ben Johnson and Andrew Prine are worth their weight in gold as the law enforcement officers on the case; and the scenes with the hooded killer are creepy as hell. The only thing that mars the movie - and prevents it reaching gem status - is the WTH decision by director Charles B. Pierce to throw in a Barney Fife-like deputy character with horrendously bad comic relief scenes - and then to play the role himself! He has three major scenes that ground the movie to a halt for what feels like an eternity each time - and that goes triple for the "undercover drag" scene.

Other than that nonsense - this is a solid thriller - and it looks really good in the new Blu-Ray edition I recently added to the video vault. Pierce may be a terrible actor - but he's a decent low budget director - and it's pretty amazing how much period flavor this movie has considering the money involved.

If you would like to check it out sometime - even tonight - it sits ready to spin in the video vault. You just have to brave the darkness to come see. Remember - they never caught this guy - and he might still be spry at the age of 100+!

Until next post, you Can Poke Me With A Trombone, Cause I Am Outta Here!