Saturday, March 17, 2018

IM SCHLOSS DER BLUTIGEN BEGIERDE - Adrian Hoven - "Castle Of The Creeping Flesh" (1968)

 I'm anything but normal, but I normally don't try and speak bad of most films, just because I respect the effort it takes to make one, but my patience has been growing a little thin as of late! The English language is a funny thing, for instance, here are two words with two completely different meanings, two different spellings, but are both pronounced the same way, and both describe this movie to a tee. Those two words are "Awful"- defined as "Very Bad or Unpleasant," and "Offal" - defined as "Refuse or Waste Material" or in other words, "Shit!"
Welcome to a Saturday Night less than special from the bowels of the Dungeon!

 "Castle Of The Creeping Flesh," great title, strange title card, and a total waste of everybody's time who had anything to do with making it, and or watching it!  The money spent to make this movie should have been spent on feeding hungry people or animal shelters!

Smoke and drink as much as you want, it's not going to make it any easier or better! These people have no morals, everybody is banging everybody else!

 "Castle Of The Creeping Flesh" is nothing more than Euro Trash soft-core porn........

 ...............Wrapped up in a very flimsy horror story!!!!

As much as you would like to, whatever you do, don't forget about these two guys! 

Howard Vernon is actually in The Dungeon Hall Of Fame, but not for this movie, and to make it even worse, in this dubbed in English version, they've given him a big deep baritone radio announcer voice that is just so ridiculous, it's ridiculous!!

This is the guy in charge of the lighting!

Michel Lemoine and Janine Reynaud have an incredibly erotic time eating chicken! The funny thing is that we grew up with a girl named Michelle Lamoine, and she reminds me of Janine Reynaud!

Cut back to the two creepy doctors again and again and again!

And too many times to count they cut back to what the doctor's are doing with what appears to be real surgery footage, again, and again, and again! It's disgusting! It's not even original!! So give me a freakin' break already!!!

After showing off her breasts for 10 minutes, Janine says "Oh, My!"

The original story was written by Jess Franco which explains a lot, and "Castle Of The Creeping Flesh" was written, directed, and produced by Adrian Hoven, an actor branching out into new territory in one of his seven Directorial roles! Adrian passed away at the age of 58 in 1981.

Sorry Adrian, I salute you for trying, but don't let the door hit you in the butt on the way out!
Some things just don't need to be!! I get it, but really, who cares?
On a lighter note, do you know that this is the first year since 1956 that Easter and April Fool's day fall on the same day! The irony of that event is simply amazing!

Friday, March 16, 2018


In order to spice up a Friday around here, well, I have chosen 13 vintage exploitation posters to check out! So, let's get this road on the show!..

Lettuce start with this beautiful poster for WHAT PRICE INNOCENCE? from way back in 1933. In this one, a young woman has to pay the price for fooling around with men, what else?!

From 1961 we have KIPLING'S WOMEN, it's one of the first of the Nudies to gain wide-spread showing in the US, although still relegated mostly to the grind house circuit. Love that poster!

PARIS OOH-LA-LA hits the big screen in 1963, this French production obviously shows lots of beautiful women and a Hell of a lot o' skin!

In SHANGRI-LA from 1961, Sammy Petrillo stars as a zookeeper who prepares to go on a vacation with his buddy. He tells his pal about the good time he had on his last vacation, visiting alligator farms and nudist camps!!

NAKED COMPLEX is released in 1963, it's about a dude that's an expert at judo, water skiing, golf, tennis, scuba diving, and racing cars, but is a hapless flop around women! In an effort to cure him, his doctor takes him to a nightclub to get him used to being around attractive women. He faints and is humiliated when the newspapers reveal his "malady" and he runs away, flying his plane to a remote island with nude women!

Nudism was a popular way to get an audience back in the day... In SANDY,THE RELUCTANT NATURE GIRL from 1964, a young woman finds out that her boyfriend has been lying to her about where he spends his weekends. She hires a private detective to follow him and discovers that he has joined a nudist camp!

And, there's even more nudism in EVE AND THE MERMAN from 1965. Here, A young schoolteacher and her two female friends rent a vacation house on an island. While exploring the area, the teacher runs into a handsome young man who tells her he's actually a Merman, and tries to convince her to go back to the sea with him!

The nutty story in HOT THRILLS AND WARM CHILLS from 1967 goes like this... Three women, who haven't seen each other for years, meet at a motel to talk about what they've done since they were together and plan a heist of the King of Sex's crown during the upcoming Mardi Gras carnival. They pull off the heist but are pursued relentlessly by detectives and have to use their feminine wiles to escape incarceration!

In GIRL FEVER from 1960, the story's pretty damn simple. A producer searches for talent to headline his burlesque show!.. 'Nuf said?!

Love this poster for Barry (THE DEAD ONE) Mahon's NUDES, INC. from 1964! The tagline sez it all... The true story of the girls who pose in the nude!

Next up is the possibly-lost flick, THE PLAYPEN from 1967 starring Tiger Lilly, we'll just use the good old tagline for this one too... A VERY Adult Movie About a Country Girl!

In Russ Meyer's EVE AND THE HANDYMAN from 1961, Eve is dressed in a long raincoat and follows her handyman around as he makes his appointed rounds. She watches as he has humorous run-ins and he even tries to help a topless hitchhiker.

I saved the psycho dude for our last entry. In THE LONELY SEX from 1959, a maniac kidnaps a young girl and holds her prisoner in a shack in the woods... Phew!! So, be back here tomorrow for more wild 'n' weird stuff, from, The Dungeon!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

A GANDER AT MOTHER GOOSE - Fred (Tex) Avery (1940)

A Gander is a male goose or it also means to look or glance at something! "A Gander At Mother Goose" is a 1940 Tex Avery cartoon made as Fred Avery! Are you starting to get the picture?

There are only two types of people in the world, those who get it, and those who don't! People that get it like parody, farce, and double entendre! Those who don't get it are angry because they don't understand what's so damn funny! That's why the Technical Advisor on this cartoon is Mother Goose!

Mother Goose nursery rhymes are just as sordid and violent as the Brother's Grimm tales, so why not make a TV series like "Grimm" based on nursery rhymes instead? Now maybe this has already been done, and I'm just too lazy to research it, but if it hasn't, then I think it's a pretty good idea. and when it happens, I want to get paid for it!

It's all so simple... Mary, Mary has a garden that's creepy contrary! Doesn't take much imagination to see where that episode is going!

The case of Humpty Dumpty! He falls down and is okay, but only the shell on his ass gets broken! For being 1940, there's a lot of butt humor in this cartoon!

There's depraved sex maniac Jack who doesn't want to fetch water any more, but just wants to make out with Jill all day instead!

This Muffet gal is a lot scarier than the spider who sat down beside her!
These episodes would write themselves!

This wolf has a bad case of Hilarious-Histerine-Halotosis!
Just like "GRIMM," set the location as Portland to make it more realistic!

 Jack Be Nimble supplies more ass humor, and there was also another scene where an eagle got shot with an arrow in the butt!

The old lady who lives in the shoe and has so many children she doesn't know what to do is also an episode that would write itself!

I didn't really get a chance to send out any Christmas cards this year, so to all ya'll,.......
a good night!

Monday, March 12, 2018


Today we check out the horror and sci-fi movies of John Carradine in the forties. Prior to that, John had smaller parts in THE INVISIBLE MAN, THE BLACK CAT, BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN and THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES. All we can say here at The Dungeon is, we love John to pieces with his amazing 351 acting credits and all...

First up is the horror comedy, WHISPERING GHOSTS, from 1942, starring good old Milton Berle! The story's about an actor who plays a detective on a radio show and his sidekick try to solve a murder that had been committed a few years earlier.

In 1943, John stars in CAPTIVE WILD WOMAN along with Acquanetta in a story about a mad scientist doing experimentation in glandular research (shades of THE UNEARTHLY) and becomes obsessed with transforming a female gorilla into a human!..

Also in 1943, John is back in REVENGE OF THE ZOMBIES, this time, a man and his hired detective arrive at an old mansion in the middle of a Louisiana swamp to meet his brother-in-law, John as Dr. Max von Altermann, a Nazi who has been creating zombies for the armies of the Third Reich!

Then, in 1944, John stars in a pile of movies, the first being VOODOO MAN, which also stars Bela Lugosi. Dr. Richard Marlowe (Bela) uses a combination of voodoo rites and hypnotic suggestion, attempting to revive his long-dead wife by transferring the life essences of several young girls he has kidnapped and imprisoned in his Dungeon!!

Jon (MONSTER FROM THE SURF) Hall heads up the cast in THE INVISIBLE MAN'S REVENGE from 1944. In this story, an eccentric scientist helps a fugitive become invisible, unwittingly giving him the power to exact revenge on his former friends!

Again in 1944, John stars along with Lon Chaney, Barton MacLane and George Zucco in THE MUMMY'S GHOST. In this one, an Egyptian priest travels to America in search of the bodies of an Egyptian princess and her living, mummified guardian.

And again in 1944, John is back with Bela and George Zucco in RETURN OF THE APE MAN, a story about an Arctic expedition, two scientists find the frozen body of a prehistoric caveman. They bring the thing back to their laboratory and decide that in order to fully utilize and control him, they must transplant a more developed brain into his skull...

John scores the role of BLUEBEARD in 1944, here, an artist in Paris hires models to pose for him, and after he finishes their portraits, he strangles them!

Then, John stars in his last movie from 1944, HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN, ending with a string of six productions from that year, WOW!!.. Here, an evil scientist and his hunchbacked assistant escape from prison and encounter Dracula, the Wolf Man and Frankenstein's Monster!! It also stars Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney, J. Carrol Naish, Anne Gwynne, Lionel Atwill and George Zucco.

John is back in 1945 to stars along with Lon Chaney and Lionel Atwill in HOUSE OF DRACULA. Count Dracula and the Wolf Man seek cures for their afflictions, but, a hunchbacked woman, a mad scientist and Frankenstein's Monster have their own probs...

Last on our list is THE FACE OF MARBLE from 1946. John stars in this story about a doctor who's engrossed in a project to bring the dead back to life, but fails to notice his wife's interest in his young lab partner.

So, there you go, the horror and sci-fi movies of the great John Carradine!! Tune in again on Wednesday when Eegah!! will have more cool junk, here, at The Dungeon!..

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