Wednesday, 7 December 2016

OUIJA BOARDS, ACID BATHS AND A BULLS EYE! ALL GIFS TODAY!


#GIMMETHEGIFWEDNESDAY: And so...for the last time in his cinema career Peter Cushing nails Count Dracula...unfortunately it was not Christopher Lee in this Hong Kong Kung Fu Hammer Films Mash Up, but as usual Peter Cushing gives it his all in the climax of The Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires (1974).... Btw, Dracula's make up wasn't the result of an over enthusiastic make up artist, but this Dracula was presented in the style of the traditional Oriental Theatre make up of the villain...just saying!




#GIMMETHEGIF : A warning from the grave for Peter Cushing's iconic Arthur Grimsdyke in 'Tales From The Crypt' probably number three or four in most people's TOP FIVE CUSHING FILMS... or is number one for you?


#GIMMETHEGIF: Vincent Price and Christopher Lee in 'Scream And Scream Again'.... Price plays Dr. Browning and Lee as Fremont, both doing a very good job in their roles, so all the more surprising when all three stars, Lee Price and Cushing admitted to not understanding a word of the script or the story... 



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Tuesday, 6 December 2016

GUY HENRY TO PLAY ROGUE ONE TARKIN ITS OFFICIAL!


BREAKING NEWS! You remember we hinted at GUY HENRY as our choice for playing TARKIN . . . we very quietly THIS has appeared! Congratulations to GUY HENRY.



NEWS IS ALSO BREAKING  is also breaking..'....pinch of salt time??.... that the films credits will also reportedly include a “special thanks” to 'Peter Cushing in the part of Tarkin, being played by Guy Henry', which could mean digital effects will recreate his appearance as well. Hmm all sounds good so far, what do you think??
 - Marcus Brooks


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GUY HENRY AS ROGUE ONE TARKIN OUR BET!


#TOOCOOLTUESDAY: ROGUE ONE Well the countdown for many has been slowly ticking down since the announcement of 'another' Star Wars story a long long time ago...and we have now gathered the evidence, chewed over the pro and cons,and will now back our hunch..... and now, I promise to say not a word until the day of release, the 16th of December.... Guy Henry, for us...it is

Monday, 5 December 2016

FAMILY FEUD : RODERICK THE BAD??


#MONSTERMONDAY: RODERICK GRISBANE... Monster or Victim?? It can get pretty lonely locked up in a attic room for a few decades. Enough to drive any man crazy! But is that any excuse to go on the rampage??? YOU decide! 


DESPITE WHAT YOU  may have heard or read from others, House of the Long Shadows, is a keeper. Plagued by the opinions of over optimist 'fans', the film is, what is. A one off gathering of four actors, now past the top of their game, but giving their all. For those expecting table leaping, fast chases and gore galore, you need to take a long look at the budget and the collective ages of the veterans at work here. What you do get is the reworking of an old tale. It's the old dark house, seven keys to baldpate... starring the very best. All four, Lee, Cushing, Price and Carradine, get their moment, their entrance and some pithy dialogue. Personally for me, it was the crowning cherry on the top of Cushing career cake! If you were expecting more, you've forgotten the roots from where our midnight horrors sprang from.. tight budgets, rushed schedules and cranked up drama... producers parameters set in stone and from such materials our beloved fantasy classics were hued... so get over yourself.



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THE TRAIL OF DRACULA


#MONSTERMONDAY: Bram Stoker's classic novel "Dracula" has proved to be one of the most popular horror novels ever written. But, it was only released in Transylvania in the mid 1990s, where it was negatively received due to the comparisons between Dracula and Transylvanian national hero Vlad III. . . .this 2013 documentary from director David Mitchell, sounds a hoot! Now, if only i could find a copy of it! If YOU have seen it, please let me know!

THE FACE IN THE REAR VIEW MIRROR!


#GETTHECUSHIONITSCUSHING: Ralph Jason (Richard Greene) realises who the 'man' on the bike REALLY is! This GIF is from the 'Wish You Were Here' segment of Amicus 's Tales From The Crypt (1972). It's is a variation on W. W. Jacobs' famed old chestnut short story, "The Monkey's Paw."


TRIVIA: Peter Cushing was originally offered the part played by Richard Greene but wanted to play Grimsdyke instead!



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Sunday, 4 December 2016

JOAN COLLINS DISCOVERS SANTA HAS ARRIVED !


#GETTHECUSHIONITSCUSHING: This week's classic clip is from 'And All Through the House' segment from Amicus's Tales From The Crypt (1972)
After Joanne Clayton (Joan Collins) kills her husband (Martin Boddey) on Christmas Eve, she prepares to hide his body but hears a radio announcement stating that a homicidal maniac (Oliver MacGreevy) is on the loose. She sees the killer (who is dressed in a Santa Claus costume) outside her house but cannot call the police without exposing her own crimes.


A WONDERFULLY SUSPENSEFUL story with Joan Collins really going all out with her performance and stylishly directed by Freddie Francis. The story was remade in 1989 as an episode of the TV series Tales From The Crypt (1988-96) directed by Robert Zemeckis.

How do you think the two versions compare?


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Saturday, 3 December 2016

#HAMMERFILMSSATURDAY: VAMPIRE GIRL AND SCARS OF DRACULA


#HAMMERFILMSATURDAY: CHRISTOPHER LEE in a scene that resembles the Harker - Vampire Woman - Dracula set up in Hammer films first outing in 1958, with the 'HORROR OF DRACULA' Now, it's the beautiful actress Anouska Hempel and Christopher Matthews in SCARS OF DRACULA (1970)


#HAMMERFILMSSATURDAY: Requested Photographs for Aaron D. Haynes . . Christopher Lee in his fifth Hammer #DRACULA film, Scars of Dracula (1970). Maybe the weakest story, but certainly the most profitable Hammer film for Lee personally, who enjoyed a percentage from the world wide box office takings!! 



#HAMMERFILMSSATURDAY : Above two of the young stars from #SCARSOFDRACULA. Denis Waterman and Jenny Hanley as not only the 'love interest' in the film, but also the 'vampire killer' and...BAT BAIT! Maybe not the actors finest hours, Waterman along with his fellow cast member Christopher Matthews, were though by critics to have been miscast, and Hanley was dubbed by Nikki Van der Zyl. . Actor John Forbes- Robertson was considered to play the title role of the Count, when Lee dug in his heels and refused to return... only then to do a complete U -turn, and play Dracula for Hammer, one more time...Photographs REQUESTED by Daniel Miller and  Cheryl Hubbard.

Friday, 2 December 2016

#FRANKENSTEINFRIDAY: THE MARVELOUS MARQUEE OF FRANKENSTEIN


#FRANKENSTEINFRIDAY: The CALIFORNIA movie house opens with Hammer's 'The Curse of Frankenstein' starring Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee in June 1957 . . . supporting is Dean Jagger in X the Unknown . . I LOVE the marquees of old cinema's. That's style.



#FRANKENSTEINFRIDAY: A cutting from the release of 'The Curse of Frankenstein', starring Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee... and a fine example of the 'weird and wonderful' approach to the publicity pushing the release of the film in the US.


PETERCUSHING makes his first screen appearance in FRANKENSTEIN CREATED WOMAN


 

Thursday, 1 December 2016

GIMMETHEGIF AND THROWBACKTHURSDAY : MISSING LINK POPSICLE AND NEW RARE STILLS!


#GIMMETHEGIF Requested for M Taylor. Peter Cushing as the Shop Proprietor looks out of the shop window, for the chance of passing trade. Actually, it looks like my kind of shop, if it wasn't for the fear of a fate worse than death, I would have loved a rummage in there! What was the BEST second hand /used item you have ever found??? Antique dealer's, Yard sale, car boot sale or second hand shop? Mine was probably Peter Cushing writing desk. My wife says hers was, me.......!



#GIMMETHEGIF REQUESTED for John Edwards..  MISSING LINK POPSICLE, ANYONE? Professor Alexander Saxton (Christopher Lee) making his discovery , from Horror Express (1972)


#GIMMETHEGIFWEDNESDAY: For Desi Symmonds, David Warner rising to the challenge in the Amicus films portmanteau movie, 'FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE'

 

#GIMMETHEGIF Requested . .. How things had changed in the Horror cinema world by the time Hammer's DRACULA AD 1972 arrived. One could be mistaken in thinking the these shots had been under-cranked (sped up) to give the film more pace for the fashion of quick shots, edits and dutch tilts was in! Not so... the action shots were filmed at a slow timed pace, so everyone stayed in frame and on their spots..any mistakes would mean filming another take..and that meant more money!!! Hammer were tighter that a vampire's nailed down coffin lid!! 



#THROWBACKTHURSDAY . . . .  CAN YOU HEAR HEAVY BREATHING??


#THROWBACKTHURSDAY: It's great when new pics of Peter Cushing surface... even better when the have NEVER been seen before! Here are two very good examples of that... Many, many thanks to Stefan Lange, who has kindly shared these two wonderful and rare photographs with us!

 

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