Tuesday, October 30, 2012

It's Alive (1974)

It's Alive (1974)

Delivered just before Halloween
Larry Cohen's film of a
misunderstood mutant baby.
Dig it!

Friday, October 19, 2012

"Process of Elimination" - Creepy #83 Oct.1976

Here's a combination of music and artwork
from the horror comic Creepy.

Images from Creepy #83 Oct.1976
"Process of Elimination"
Story by Bruce Jones
Art by Russ Heath

Music by Brian Bennett and Alan Hawkshaw
"Dossier" from KPM-1177 "Hot Wax" (1976)

Thanks to cosmocorps2000 for posting
this on Youtube.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Daughter of Horror (1955)

At just under an hour running time, 1955s Daughter of Horror is a black and white feature of supreme oddity. I first learned of it from a brief write up in the RE/Search Incredibly Strange Films publication. It took some time to finally track it down for a viewing but it was worth the effort.

Filmed without sound, voice over narration provides the introduction - "Come with me into the tormented, haunted, half-lit night of the insane. This is my world. Let me lead you into it. Let me take you into the mind of a woman who is mad. You may not recognize some things in this world, and the faces will look strange to you. For this is a place where there is no love, no hope...in the pulsing, throbbing world of the insane mind, where only nightmares are real, nightmares of the Daughter of Horror!"

First released as Dementia, there was no narration; that was added when the film was re-released as Daughter of Horror. Easily working wihtin a nightmare/loss of reality akin to an Eraserhead perspective, this one is really odd and recommended for the curious.

The Feature

Friday, October 5, 2012

Keep Off the Grass (1970)

Ib Melchior is best known for his work in the world of science fiction cinema, with credits including writing and directing 1959s The Angry Red Planet to providing the source story for 1975s Death Race 2000. In 1970 he wrote and directed this anti-marijuana short in Southern California and it's a curiosity worth a viewing.

Born Innocent (1974)

Immediately after her star making role in The Exorcist, Linda Blair's next project was the controversial television movie Born Innocent.

This movie always brings back a curious childhood memory. At the time of it's initial airing I was too young to be aware or curious of it's upcoming airing since Marvel comic books, Godzilla, and the like were more my areas of interest. But while being babysat by a teenage neighbor, we made our way a couple doors down the street to her house so she could grab her troll doll collection for our amusement. During our time in her house she ran into her Dad, who was a police officer, and got into a huge screaming match with him because he was absolutely forbidding her to watch the salacious television movie. So ever since, I've always linked this incident to Born Innocent.