Wednesday, November 22, 2017

JERKY TURKEY - Tex Avery (1945)

 Although it doesn't mean much to the rest of the world besides the United States, tomorrow is America's official turkey day!  In 1945, comic mastermind Tex Avery made a cartoon about the Thanksgiving holiday having no clue that some 40 or 50 years in the future, there would actually be a commercially produced food product called Turkey Jerky! A visionary no doubt, Tex just got it backwards!!

 "Jerky Turkey" isn't much more than a string of sight gags!

When this cartoon was released in early 1945, World War Two was almost over!

If you don't understand the reference points, then it's not so funny!

 Charlie Manson finally died this week! How many homeless shelters do you suppose we could have built with the money wasted on that rat bastard for the last 48 years? I think it's time to come up with a "No Thanks! Giving" holiday!

 72 freakin' years later, and nothing in politics has changed!
How pathetically sad!

Immigrants waiting in a line, imagine that!

Architecture sight gags!

The story line is merely a chase between a pilgrim, and the turkey he needs for his Thanksgiving dinner!

 There's always got to be a running gag! Right up to the climax, this one didn't really work for me!

 This hollow log shot is so simplistically cool! It would make a great painting!

Here's a shout out to all the innocent victims in the world, but unfortunately for the turkey, this was not the end of the story!

Monday, November 20, 2017


Today we take a look at some sixties Japanese movie space monsters, strange sights to be sure... Obviously, the majority of the things are super-sized and cause super-sized mayhem wherever they roam!!

We lead off with THE GREEN SLIME, the creatures are fairly impressive, the movie is super cheap if you watch closely. I remember helping Robert Horton when I worked at a frame shop in LA around 1995, he was the very nicest person you'd ever meet, great guy!

I think 'clunky' is a good way to describe THE X FROM OUTER SPACE! Those antennae are cool, but hey, you can't beat that freakin' horn on its forehead!!.. Beep, beep, I'm a Jeep!

There's plenty of insane, whacked out action going on in GAMERA vs. GAOS. Gaos is one of my very favorite monsters, a crazy looking giant space bat will surely peak my interest.

Man, DOGORA, THE SPACE MONSTER is a wild 'n' weird flick! It's so unique, leave it to the guys in Japan to come up with this stuff, and, better watch out for those infernal falling boulders!!

Another insane movie is YOG, MONSTER FROM SPACE! I mean, you know, like, WTF!.. An octopus from the void is an interesting idea, but, this story may have been fueled by saké!!

INVASION OF THE NEPTUNE MEN is one of my all time favorite movies to watch, the MST3K version that is! The Neptune dude that can't find his record is just freakin' hilarious!!

Giant space birds come looking for their baby in GAPPA, THE TRIPHIBIAN MONSTER. The parents cause a lot of damage as they look for their kid before heading back into space.

Love GOKE, BODY SNATCHER FROM HELL! This one has slimy space blobs that creep into your brain and take the body over! So, a nice pile of space monsters to peruse, we're back in a few with more wild 'n' weird Dungeon cargo for you!

Saturday, November 18, 2017

THE LAIR OF THE WHITE WORM - Bram Stoker - Ken Russell (1988)

"The Lair Of The White Worm" was a film made in 1988 by Ken Russell, and this week's Saturday Night Special in The Dungeon! The original story was written by Bram Stoker of "Dracula" fame!

This won't take long, because, this movie is nutzoid!
I couldn't possibly explain all the ramifications and/or possible interpretations in a lifetime!

Ken Russell is sometimes known as the "Fellini of the North," or "England's Orson Welles!"
That's a lot of baggage to have to tote around, but Ken managed to do it!

Wow! Very Nice Pad!!
This is actually the Knebworth House in Hertfordshire, England! Originally built in 1490, it was transformed in 1843 to how it looks today! Although there are residents who live there, the house and gardens are open to the public these days as a tourist attraction!

There's one heck of a party going on, and you can enjoy the best of the frivolities by checking out this video!
"The D'Ampton Worm"

They dance and celebrate an age old tradition in D'Ampton House!

Even the food is worm oriented!

After a rollicking good-time start, everything starts to turn dark when Amanda Donohoe as Lady Sylvia Marsh shows up! This was one of Amanda's earliest features, and she's still kicking it hard today!

You do really have to have balls to wear glasses like this, and get away with it!

Lady Sylvia has a very kinky side to her, and is not to be trifled with!

From what I've read, apparently Ken Russell has used snake imagery in many of his movies! I guess if I do this long enough, I'll find out for sure!

But what I don't get more than anything is this! Is this a movie about worms or snakes? Besides being legless, they don't really have a lot in common!

Now this is a GREAT shot!
How devastatingly tantalizing! How obtuse, but effective!

When all else fails, just scream!!

This is Sammi (Soft Toilet Seats) Davis, from England, and no relation to Sammie Davis Jr. of the Rat Pack, as the seriously tormented Mary Trent! Samantha was married to film maker Kurt Voss for three years!
Kurt made a 2006 documentary called "Ghost On the Highway: A Portrait of Jeffrey Lee Pierce and the Gun Club," and you can watch it right here!
The only bad thing about that great documentary is they didn't include any Gun Club music, so, for the real deal, check out this live performance, or this one! Either way, everyone should experience that what was the Gun Club at least once in their lives! After all, we are talking about tortured souls here!

Most movies I'm satisfied just watching at home! This one is so visually stunning, I'd like to see on the big scream!

Friday, November 17, 2017


Here's 13 wild biker posters for a Friday! These movies were popular in the sixties and seventies, they were brutal in their depiction of mixing drugs, booze and violence with motorcycles. A sign of freedom and individualism at the time...

We'll start with THE HOT ANGEL from 1958 because the lobby card shows motorcycles in the insert. Cycling seems to be a fairly tame sport at the time, this one stars Ed (EARTH vs. THE SPIDER) Kemmer and Lyle (ATOM MAN vs. SUPERMAN) Talbot.

By 1965, the train was off the rails! MOTOR PSYCHO is about three bad boys who get their kicks by raping other people's women and generally being a public nuisance. The movie stars Alex (THE GODFATHER) Rocco in his first acting role and a cameo by director, Russ Meyer.

ANGEL UNCHAINED is a story about Angel, a biker who joins a commune of hippies near a small town in Arizona. But, when the town's jackass rednecks attack them, Angel calls up some of his bad ass biker buddies to exact a little revenge!.. With Aldo Ray!

In ANGELS FROM HELL, a sadistic ex-motorcycle gang leader comes home from Vietnam to resume his life in freakin' Bakersfield, CA, and wants to form a powerful cycle gang there, and, have the police running scared for a while. I wonder how many locals they used in the cast?

In THE DIRT GANG poster, well, looks like the gang has a beef with the Fuzz!! The story's about a film crew that's shooting a movie in the desert, they're terrorized by a vicious outlaw motorcycle gang on dirt bikes! They are after the women in the production, what else.

HELL'S CHOSEN FEW is about a biker falsely accused of a murder committed by the drunken sheriff. His Vietnam vet bro doesn't believe the accusation, so, decides to join the Hell's Chosen Few biker gang in order to find out the truth. Directed by David L. (THE WIZARD OF MARS) Hewitt, familiar faces include William (THE MIGHTY GORGA) Bonner, Gary (SATAN'S SADISTS) Kent and Titus (VISIT TO A SMALL PLANET) Moede.

The chicks are brought in with SHE-DEVILS ON WHEELS! An all-female motorcycle gang called 'The Maneaters' hold motorcycle races, but, also terrorize the residents of a small Florida town. They clash with an all-male rival gang of bikers and the nut-busting fun ensues! Produced by Herschell Gordon Lewis.

In Al Adamson's SATAN'S SADISTS, the Satans are a cruel biker gang led by a cat named Anchor! The gang goes to a diner in the middle of nowhere in the California desert and begin to terrorize the locals. After some killings, one of the cafe patrons manages to escape from the bikers and needs to get to the nearest town before the Satans catch up with him. Stars Russ (THE HAUNTING) Tamblyn, Scott (JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF TIME) Brady, Kent (THE CRAWLING HAND) Taylor and Robert (DRACULA'S CASTLE) Dix.

THE GLORY STOMPERS (great name, we love the word, stomp) looks like a whole lotta stompin' goin' on!! Chino is the tough leader of a motorcycle gang who starts a biker war when he abducts and mistreats the leader of the enemy gang, A tale of revenge! Stars include Dennis (GIANT) Hopper, Jock (THE LAND UNKNOWN) Mahoney and Casey (THE INCREDIBLE 2-HEADED TRANSPLANT) Kasem.

DEVIL RIDER is all about a young rebellious girl who hooks up with a biker gang, her mother hires a private detective to find her and bring her back home. So, the detective goes undercover as a biker to search for her.

That's one wild poster for THE DEATH WHEELERS, we love skulls too! This story's about a gang of young bikers that call themselves the Living Dead! They terrorize the population in the small town of Surrey, England, and after an agreement with the devil, they are to gain eternal life. They all commit suicide to attain their eternal life but things don't turn out as expected...

WEREWOLVES ON WHEELS is one messed up flick, a biker gang visits a monastery where they encounter monks engaged in worshipping Satan. When the monks try to persuade one of the female bikers to become a satanic sacrifice, the bikers smash up the monastery and leave. The monks have the last laugh, though!

A good place to end is with Roger Corman's NAKED ANGELS! We'll just let the poster do the talking here... So, hope you enjoyed the show, we're back tomorrow with something special, just for you!

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