Halloween Monster Movie Marathons

 

With Halloween fast approaching many of the TV channels are advertising their Halloween Monster Movie Marathons.  Each channel wants you glued to their channel throughout Halloween week.  They want to scare the audience to the point where they wait for the commercials, so the viewers get a breather.  All the ad companies will try to brainwash the audiences with the popcorn, hairspray, car and truck, make-up, fast-food joint etc. etc. commercials.  So beware, beyond getting scared out of your pants, you may unconsciously radically change your shopping habits.

 

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Zombies would be the worst competing in a monster marathon. Especially the slow variety.

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Oh God No! It’s a pack of werewolves!

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WTF!!

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 I have to check this flick out, and soon!

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Hollywood Square Monsters

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“You Only Live Twice”

 

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I watched this classic the other day and it is a gem. Everything you want in a Bond movie.

Quick synopsis:

An American spacecraft is hijacked from orbit by an unidentified spacecraft. The US suspect it to be the Soviets, but the British suspect Japanese involvement since the spacecraft landed in the Sea of Japan. To investigate, MI6 operative, James Bond, agent 007, is sent to Tokyo, after faking his own death and being buried at sea off HMS Tenby (F65).

Upon his arrival, Bond is contacted by Aki, assistant to the Japanese secret service leader Tiger Tanaka. Bond goes to Osato Chemicals to meet Mr. Osato himself, masquerading as a potential new buyer. Osato humours Bond but, after their meeting, orders his secretary, Helga Brandt, to have him killed. Outside the building, assassins open fire on Bond before Aki rescues him. The assassins are disposed of via a helicopter with a magnetic grab.

Bond and Tanaka learn that the true mastermind behind the space hijackings is Ernst Stavro Blofeld and SPECTRE. After a big battle involving Bond and good-guy Ninjas in a secret base below a dormant volcano, Blofeld activates the base’s self-destruct system and escapes. Bond, Kissy, Tanaka, and the surviving ninjas escape through the cave tunnel before it explodes, and are rescued by submarine.

Bond gets all the woman he can satisfy in this movie.

 

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An action-packed helicopter dogfight scene:

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The Hollywood Gorilla Men

I stumbled upon this blog that is all about guys that put on ape and gorilla suits and performed in Hollywood movies in decages past. Hey, Markozen blog is about ‘Everything and Anything Anytime,’ and this is ‘Anything’ in spades.

The blog talks about the men that wore these simian costumes. It really gets into the ventilation of the suits and other arcane science regarding ape suits. They get technical regarding shoulder pads in the gorilla suits, material used, how the head and hands fit etc.  Ultimately they come back to ventilation. It must get hot in those thick furry getup’s. Totally crazy stuff.

The photos on the site are cool and quite hilarious. Some examples below.

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This may have been from ‘The Beverly Hillbillies’ TV show.

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The Man With Two Brains

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King Kong Escapes

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Number 1 priority, VENTILATION!!

http://www.hollywoodgorillamen.com

 

Little Cowboys with Big Guns

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The Terror of Tiny Town is a 1938 American film produced by Jed Buell, directed by Sam Newfield, and starring Billy Curtis. It is the world’s only musical Western with an all-dwarf cast. The film was filmed at a sound studio in Hollywood and partly at Placeritos Ranch in Placerita Canyon, California. The inspiration of the film came when Jed Buell overheard an employee jokingly say “If this economic dive keeps going, we’ll be using midgets as actors”.
Using a conventional Western story with an all dwarf cast, the filmmakers were able to showcase gags such as cowboys entering the local saloon by walking under the swinging doors, climbing into cupboards to retrieve items, and dwarf cowboys galloping around on Shetland ponies while roping calves.

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Jed Buell was able to find about sixty cast members for the film, with an average height of 3’8”. He found most of them through talent agencies, newspaper ads, and radio broadcasts. The film presents Jed Buell’s Midgets. Many of the actors were former members of the performing troupe, Singer’s Midgets., and played Munchkins in The Wizard of Oz, released in 1939.

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Very Early, and Very Bad Movie Special Effects

Turner Classic Movies had a run of 1950’s and 1960’s science fiction movies. I took a look at Cosmic Monsters, The Green Slime and Queen of Outer Space. They fit into a capital B category for B-movies. Even though the special effects are primitive, in relation to today’s standards, and funny, we have to give the film makers credit for trying. The Green Slime effects are actually pretty good.

Image below is unrelated. But it is so cool.

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Airplane Movie Jive Dudes

Airplane! (titled Flying High! in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Japan and the Philippines) is a 1980 American satirical parody film directed and written by David and Jerry Zucker as well as Jim Abrahams, and produced by Jon Davison. It stars Robert Hays and Julie Hagerty and features Leslie Nielsen, Robert Stack, Lloyd Bridges, Peter Graves, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Lorna Patterson. The film is a parody of the disaster film genre, particularly the 1957 Paramount film Zero Hour!, from which it borrows the plot and the central characters, as well as many elements from Airport 1975. The film is known for its use of surreal humor and its fast-paced slapstick comedy, including visual and verbal puns and gags.

First Jive Dude: Shiiiiit, maaaaan. That honky muf’ be messin’ mah old lady… got to be runnin’ cold upside down his head, you know?
Second Jive Dude: Hey home’, I can dig it. Know ain’t gonna lay no mo’ big rap up on you, man!
First Jive Dude: I say hey, sky… subba say I wan’ see…
Second Jive Dude: Uh-huh.
First Jive Dude: …pray to J I did the same ol’ same ol’!
Second Jive Dude: Hey… knock a self a pro, Slick! That gray matter backlot perform us DOWN, I take TCB-in’, man!
First Jive Dude: Hey, you know what they say: see a broad to get dat booty yak ’em…
First Jive Dude, Second Jive Dude: …leg ‘er down a smack ’em yak ’em!
First Jive Dude: COL’ got to be! Y’know? Shiiiiit.

Randy: Can I get you something?
Second Jive Dude: ‘S’mofo butter layin’ me to da’ BONE! Jackin’ me up… tight me!
Randy: I’m sorry, I don’t understand.
First Jive Dude: Cutty say ‘e can’t HANG!
Jive Lady: Oh stewardess! I speak jive.
Randy: Oh, good.
Jive Lady: He said that he’s in great pain and he wants to know if you can help him.
Randy: All right. Would you tell him to just relax and I’ll be back as soon as I can with some medicine?
Jive Lady: Jus’ hang loose, blood. She gonna catch ya up on da’ rebound on da’ med side.
Second Jive Dude: What it is, big mama? My mama no raise no dummies. I dug her rap!
Jive Lady: Cut me some slack, Jack! Chump don’ want no help, chump don’t GET da’ help!
First Jive Dude: Say ‘e can’t hang, say seven up!
Jive Lady: Jive ass dude don’t got no brains anyhow! Hmmph!