Monday, January 15, 2018

The HORROR And SCI-FI WORK Of ROBERT CLARKE 1951-60

Today we take a look at the Horror and Sci-Fi Work of Robert Clarke from 1951 to 1960. He ended up with 160 acting credits beginning in 1944 and was 85 years old at the time of his death in 2005. The Dungeon will always be blessed by his presence...

First up is THE MAN FROM PLANET X from 1951. I like to dig this title out every now and then because of its very cool low budget charm! Oh, and check out that paperback cover I substituted for the poster, a Fawcett Movie Comic, how awesome is that?!

In 1955 Robert appeared in an episode of SCIENCE FICTION THEATRE titled "Spider, Inc." The story's about a scientist who thinks he can use a 50 million year old piece of amber with a spider encased within to produce synthetic oil. Also stars Gene Barry and Ludwig Stössel.

Another one of my favorite low budget flicks starring Robert is THE ASTOUNDING SHE-MONSTER from 1957. Kenne Duncan plays a great bad guy and it features Shirley Kilpatrick as the buxom, glowing She-Monster.

In 1958, Robert stars in, produces and co-directs THE HIDEOUS SUN DEMON. Saw this one at the theater and it really hit the spot for a little monster guy like me!

Also in 1958, Robert scores the role of narrator in the Jules Verne sci-fi adventure, FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON, starring Joseph Cotten, George Sanders, Debra Paget and Patric Knowles.

Robert's back in 1959 to star in the super bizarro Jerry Warren production, THE INCREDIBLE PETRIFIED WORLD. Also stars John Carradine, Phyllis Coates and Sheila Noonan.

Robert has the role of Major Gibbie Gibson in the episode "Burnout" on the TV Series MEN INTO SPACE in 1959. The story's about the continuing tests on a new alloy for re-entry. On one test the ship acts erratically and although the crew is saved, the ship is lost. A second mission is launched to try and understand what went wrong. I used to smoke those Lucky Strikes!

Last on the list is BEYOND THE TIME BARRIER from 1960, another wild movie I like to watch again! So, there you have it, we're back on Wednesday for more fun stuff for you'se all, later dudeskis...

Saturday, January 13, 2018

SHE-WOLF OF LONDON - "Crazed Thing Of Evil" (1946)

It's time for a Saturday Night Special Classic in The Dungeon!

"She-Wolf Of London" was a Universal release five years after the success of "The Wolf Man," but the only problem was there was no big, bad wolf! I hate to break it to you, but I guess after 72 years, it's no secret that "She-Wolf Of London," although classic, is not a monster movie at all, but is really just a mystery movie!

The Allenby Curse was almost forgotten until somebody remembered it was just made up in the first place!

Nice pair of boobies, I mean bobbies! It's so easy to get confused!

June Lockhart is Phyllis Allenby! June Lockhart has 80 gazillion credits, but in my mind, will be most remembered for two!! She was Ruth Martin in 207 episodes of "Lassie," and she was Maureen Robinson in 84 episodes of "Lost In Space!" June is still going, and will be 93 in June of this year! Her last appearance was in 2016! What a gal!

Phyllis Allenby goes to sleep, somebody gets killed in the night, and when she wakes up, her shoes are caked with mud! She's having severe doubts about her sanity!

"She-Wolf Of London" is a rarity in the fact that it has an almost all female cast!

One of the few males in the story is Martin Kosleck as Dwight Severn! Martin would go on to be the supreme bad guy in one of The Dungeon's top fave movies, "The Flesh Eaters!" He might also hold the record for being in the most shows with alphabets in their title like, "Agent For H.A.R.M.," "The Girl From U.N.C.L.E.,""The Man From U.N.C.L.E.," and "The F.B.I.!"

In this film, Martin isn't much more than a victim!

Don't drink the warm milk Phyllis, or you're going to wake up with mud on your shoes again!

 The other three main female characters are Jan (The Brute Man) Wiley as Carol Winthrop!

Eily (The Undying Monster, I Married A Witch) Malyon as housekeeper Hannah!

And Sara (Mad Love) Haden as Martha Winthrop! Sara was also in a 1943 film called "The Youngest Profession," which sounds crude by today's standards, but wasn't back then, that had a cast that also included Scotty Beckett and Agnes Moorehead! And how's this for weird, June Lockhart was on "Lassie" for seven years, and Sara Haden's uncredited role in "The Youngest Profession" was named Sister Lassie! I don't know about you, but I smell forgotten conspiracy!

Too much weird stuff going on, so Phyllis decides to do some research of her own on the topic of Lycanthropy!
Unfortunately, werewolves are not the problem! Greed is the problem!!

 Now is this a fantastic shot or what? If you want to watch something that has a story that is predominately about women, "She-Wolf Of London" is a good choice, clocks in at sixty-one minutes, and would be a good alternative to watching those G.L.O.W. reruns again!

Friday, January 12, 2018

MORE GREAT MOVIE MONSTER MODELS

Since it's Friday the 12th, well, that means time for More Great Movie Monster Models to drool over!.. So, Enjoy!!

We start with FROM HELL IT CAME. Now, that's what I call a great movie monster!! I tried to find EEGAH!! in model form, but with no luck... What The Hell, Man?!!

Wow, nice model for THE HORROR OF PARTY BEACH, you can get a good look at all the fine detail the artist put into the piece.

Here's a wild version of the Rat-Bat-Spider Monster from THE ANGRY RED PLANET! Besides this nightmare, there were other great monsters in this freaky movie, one Eegah!! and I saw together at the show back in the day!

THE BLACK SCORPION is another great movie monster, here it is picking up a tank, showing its awesome dominance over puny humans!

Check out this super cool model for THE COLOSSUS OF NEW YORK! Man, I remember seeing this crazy movie when it came out in 1958, it was something else!

This model for THE GREEN SLIME is eye popping, those colors really compliment that great design. Super nice piece!

Holy crap, check out this wild scene from THE KILLER SHREWS, poor old Jerry gets his just desserts as the shrews jump his sorry ass!!

Here's the FIRST MAN INTO SPACE model. Man, I wonder how many craters the artist had to render into that full figure?.. Wowzers!!

The post just wouldn't be complete without ROBOT MONSTER! What a fun low-budget blend of jungle and science fiction, with that helmet, he's obviously from another world!

Saw THE HIDEOUS SUN DEMON in 1959, it was pretty creepy at the time. Dungeon Pal Robert Clarke was definitely part of the Monster Craze of the Fifties!!

Well then, that's it for today, but, we're back tomorrow with more Dungeon Cargo for you!..

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

CREATURES FROM "GRIMM" Season One (2011)

When you live on a steady diet of the past, you have a tendency to miss out on what's happening in the present time, and by the time you finally get around to it, it's the past again! Well, that's how I feel about the TV series "GRIMM." I didn't even know it existed until a month or so ago, or as Jimi would say, "I don't live today, maybe tomorrow, I just can't say!"

 So, for those of you living under a rock like me, here's a handful of some of the creatures from the first half of Season One of "GRIMM" from 2011. This is really as far as I have got! Running for six seasons with up to 22 shows a season, I might never get caught up unless I do nothing else for a while!! A lot of time it slips into being a regular cop TV show, but the rest of the time, it's not too bad, and quite imaginative, especially as far as the monsters are concerned, and it's difficult to find good monsters these days!

This guy is one of the main characters! He's part of the Blutbaden family, which is basically a werewolf more or less!

This is what a dead Blutbad predator looks like!

This is a Hexenbiest, better known as a witch! A witch doesn't really seem to fit in with all the animals, but I guess if you consider that it's Grimm's Fairy Tales and not Animal Planet, it makes sense!

The Jägerbär is part of the bear family!

The Mellifers are akin to bees!

 The Ziegevölk is a horny goat!!

The Reinigen is a seedy rodent, or a dirty rat!

A Bauerschweine is a pig that likes to take mud baths! Of course, this one is also a cop!!

The Fuchsbau is related to the fox! Watch out for those claws!!

The Siegbarste is another creature that is not an animal but is prevalent in fairy tales, the big ass ogre! This is one tough thick skinned sumbitch!!

The Lausenschlange snake dude is pretty creepy! Of course, he's a lawyer! What else would a snake possibly be?

The Mauzhertz is a mouse, and he's not mighty at all!

This Fuchsbau fox is a little more civilized than that female, until you know what he's really up to!

I'm not real sure about this one, but I think it's another Fuchsbau! His more important role is that of a victim of a Spinnetod!

The Eisbiber is of the beaver family! Man, I sure don't want any artificial butter flavor for my popcorn from his anal glads!

 
This lovely pair of Spinnetods are vampire spiders that you don't want to have anything to do with! Period!
So I know I'm late to the dance, it's the story of my life, but better later than never, right? I also plan on being late for my funeral! See you Saturday with something special, I guarantee or your money back!

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