Monday, July 17, 2006

Tonight's Show


Lot's of Mexican Magic, Madness and Monsters in tonight's show. Check out this super, fantastic site on K. Gordon Murray, the high king creator of the 60's weekend weirdo kiddie matinees in the US with his bottled and imported Mexican marvels. (http://www.kgordonmurray.com/)

The Surreal Rubber Swamps Of The Lost Monsters

Lately I've been really getting into Rubber-Suited Bog/Swamp/Lake/Sea Gill-Man-like Creature movies. So.......

Here is a so-far list of uncovered mentionables:

Bog (1978/83)
Zaat (The Blood Waters Of Dr. Z, Attack Of The Swamp Creature) (1975)
The Swamp Of The Lost Monster (1957) (El Pantano de las Animas) (Rafael Baledon)
Octaman (1971)
Rana: The Legend Of Shadow Lake (aka Croaked: Frog Monster From Hell) (1975)
La Mujer Murciélago (The Batwoman) (1968) (René Cardona) (Mexico)
Terror Beneath The Sea (Kaitei Daisensô ) (1966)
Frog-g-g! (2004)
The Monster Of Piedras Blancas (1959)
Slithis (1978)
Terror In The Swamp (Nutriaman) (1985)
Humanoids From The Deep (1980 & 1996 Versions)
Humanoids From Atlantis (1992)
Curse Of The Swamp Creature (1966)
Horror Of Party Beach (1964)
Attack Of The Giant Leeches (1959)
Destination Inner Space (1966)
The Treasure Of The Swamp Castle

Super Link 3: "Pre-Cert and The Video Nasties"






In the 1980's, after being whipped to a frenzy by the increasingly more and more outrageous and gory video box cover art, themselves so to compete for shrinking video store shelf space, the powers that be in Britian took it upon themselves to protect the public from what they deemed as the unredeamable films, which were basically all gory or controversial horror or sci-fi films. The so-called "Video Nasties" were born. Video stores rushed to take films off the shelves that made the "Video Nasties" banned films list, some were even destroyed, thus making them highly collectable and creating an instant shopping-collection list for all horror, sci-fi, banned film fans. Here are a couple of sites (http://www.itsonlyamovie.co.uk/ and http://www.pre-cert.co.uk/ , which has a neat random cover scan generating thing) that present the lists and have great databases of both pre-cert and post-cert cover art scans. Ahh, it's like walking thru an old video store. Spot some ones you've never seen before.