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April 3rd, 2020 by unkle lancifer · 24 Comments

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  • 1 popcornmonsterNo Gravatar // Apr 3, 2020 at 10:21 am

    Battle Beyond the Stars
    Forbidden World
    Humanoids From the Deep
    The Wasp Woman

    Nine looks like a Frankenstein movie but I’m not sure which one. Number one made me think of a secret and irises (watched Suspiria again recently). And Humanoids From the Deep has a close family connection since Roger Corman was shooting it in Fort Bragg where my wife grew up and my father-in-law is an extra in it. He’s the band leader during the night carnival scene. Blink and you’ll miss him. They reused the same shot in the 1996 remake so he’s in both versions.

  • 2 popcornmonsterNo Gravatar // Apr 3, 2020 at 10:22 am

    Shoot. It didn’t put the numbers next to my guess. Those are 5, 6, 7,8, and 11.

  • 3 Matt SunshineNo Gravatar // Apr 3, 2020 at 10:23 am

    Little Shop of Horrors (1960)
    Piranha (1978)

  • 4 Matt SunshineNo Gravatar // Apr 3, 2020 at 10:24 am

    Numbers are not working for me either, popcorn.

  • 5 Matt SunshineNo Gravatar // Apr 3, 2020 at 10:25 am

    First-Little Shop of Horrors 1960
    Eigth-Piranha 1978

  • 6 kathryngraceNo Gravatar // Apr 3, 2020 at 10:28 am

    It Conquered the World

  • 7 kathryngraceNo Gravatar // Apr 3, 2020 at 10:28 am

    Frankenstein Unbound

  • 8 kathryngraceNo Gravatar // Apr 3, 2020 at 10:29 am

    It’s not showing numbers for me either.
    It Conquered the world is 10
    Frankenstein Unbound is 9

  • 9 Matt SunshineNo Gravatar // Apr 3, 2020 at 10:35 am

    Third – The Trip

  • 10 psmolenNo Gravatar // Apr 3, 2020 at 10:37 am

    Hi everyone!

    #2 has to be Man with the X-Ray Eyes (1962). Hope everyone is well and safe.

  • 11 Matt SunshineNo Gravatar // Apr 3, 2020 at 10:55 am

    Twelfth – The Masque of Red Death ? or Angry Red Planet ?

  • 12 SmallDarkCloudNo Gravatar // Apr 3, 2020 at 11:08 am

    The ninth is Frankenstein Unbound, Roger Corman’s last directed film (I think). And, yes, it looks like Corman films is the theme here.

  • 13 SmallDarkCloudNo Gravatar // Apr 3, 2020 at 11:09 am

    Nevermind, kathryngrace got there first!

  • 14 SmallDarkCloudNo Gravatar // Apr 3, 2020 at 11:10 am

    Fourth is House of Usher.

  • 15 capnredbeardcgNo Gravatar // Apr 3, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    yes, 12 is Masque of The Red Death.

  • 16 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Apr 3, 2020 at 5:44 pm

    Hey folks, hope all is well and everyone is staying safe. Sorry the numbers are not showing up! WordPress is really going down the tubes- don’t worry, I’ll just assume the numbers are correct…

    1 LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS =nice job Matt!

    2 MAN WITH THE x-RAY EYES= good job psmolen!

    3 THE TRIP nice work Matt!

    4 FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER= awesome smalldarkcloud!

    5 BATTLE BEYOND THE STARS= nice job popcorn monster!

    6 FORBIDDEN WORLD= yay popcorn!

    7 HUMANOIDS FROM THE DEEP= think I’ve used this one in funhouse 100 times right on Popcornmonster! I love that your father in law is in both versions! That’s awesome. Saw Humanoids in the theater at a young age and it’s close to my heart too!

    8 PIRAHNA = good eye popcornmojnster and Matt Sunshine!

    9 FRANKENSTEIN UNBOUND= excellent kathryngrace!

    10 IT CONQUERED THE WORLD yay kathryngrace!

    11 THE WASP WOMAN right on popcorn!

    12 MASQUE OF THE READ DEATH nicely done Matt Sunshine and capredbeard!

    Wow- you got them all this week! Smalldarkcloud is right, ROGER CORMAN was the theme! I tried to do top row he directed, second row he produced and then third row directed again but I just learned he directed BATTLE BEYOND uncredited! Very interesting!

    Thanks to all who joined in. Hope all is well and that you’re not going too crazy. John is working from home (luckily) so I’m not much at the computer lately so things may get slower around here. Also I’ve been more interested in playing video games and losing myself in movies than being productive lately. Trying to keep sane.

    Try to have a good weekend and leave any movie recommendations here in the comments!

  • 17 SmallDarkCloudNo Gravatar // Apr 4, 2020 at 6:12 am

    To complicate things further, Joe Dante mentioned on his podcast recently that Corman sometimes produced movies without giving himself onscreen credit, for tax reasons. Dante mentioned Curtis Harrington’s Night Tide (a terrific film) as one of those movies.

    Last week I re-watched Lamberto Bava’s Demons (1986). For anyone who hasn’t sen it, the film is set (mostly) in a movie theater, where the viewers have been given free tickets to a screening. The onscreen movie looks like a cross between a 60s Italian horror movie and an 80s slasher. Things turn for the worse when real monsters begin invading the theater (from behind the screen, symbolically).

    The fun in Demons is the story working on more than one level, with a meta-commentary on movies running around alongside great 80s gut-munching gore.

    I never get tired of it.

  • 18 bastardjackyllNo Gravatar // Apr 4, 2020 at 9:20 am

    And that AMAZING soundtrack (Demons)! I mean, this is just glorious!

  • 19 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Apr 4, 2020 at 4:21 pm

    Wow- didn’t know that ! NIGHT TIDE is a great, poetic film. I thought about it when I was watching LIGHTHOUSE!

    DEMONS is excellent! Like THE EVIL DEAD, I find it both fun and truly scary. It gets to me somehow. I guess I can’t help putting myself in that situation and being freaked out. Plus its just got some authentic supernatural mojo in it. I watched DEMONS 2 a couple months ago- remember the old Anchor Bay widescreen VHS tapes? I really like that one too tho I kinda wished they connected it to the first one more w/ surviving characters. They’re really effective contagion flicks all around. great double feature.

    So true! Incredible scene and unbeatable heavy metal soundtrack! Gotta say I enjoy the new wave tunes in DEMONS 2 as well. Now I’m itching to watch them both back to back.

  • 20 robstercrawsNo Gravatar // Apr 5, 2020 at 5:51 pm

    So…is this a “recommend-a-movie” free-for-all then? Cool!!

    Keeping with the theme (sorta), last week I watched Lamberto Bava’s debut, Macabre…and loved it. Now, I love Demons 1 and 2, A Blade in the Dark, etc., but this one is my fave of his. It’s not exactly subtle, but compared to his other films, it’s downright restrained. More of a morbid thriller than horror, but also more serious in tone than many of Bava’s other films. The plot is simplicity itself: A woman recently traumatized by the weird death of her lover moves into a boarding house where the blind landlord (played by Stanko Molnar… name EVER!!!) keeps hearing sounds that suggest she’s still doing the nasty with her dead lover. The whole movie hinges on the ending, so I’ll say no more. It’s on TUBI TV right now for anyone who hasn’t seen it.

    And… can I just say that TUBI TV rocks!?! The horror section alone has so many movies, it’s incredible! It’s like a digital version of the best mom n pop video store of the 1990’s!! I’m set for the rest of the pandemic!!

  • 21 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Apr 5, 2020 at 6:42 pm


    MACABRE is an awesome movie, such a great psychological character study and I love its New orleans setting. The first time I saw it it was under the title FROZEN TERROR!

    SHOCK aka BEYOND THE DOOR II is another fantastic Lamberto Bava film!

    TubiTV flat out rules! So much great stuff! I fell asleep last night watching THE GHOST GALLEON (so atmospheric) and then woke up in the night with GHOSTHOUSE playing (the craziest and best music to half-dream by) and then woke up again and DARK WATERS was playing so I finished that and got out of bed.

    If anyone hasn’t seen DARK WATERS- (1993) it’s a true piece of SUSPIRIA-level art imo. Really an incredible movie that I never hear mentioned enough- God Bless TubiTv – especially right now with my crazed sleep patterns!

  • 22 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Apr 5, 2020 at 7:11 pm

    Also I gotta add: Today (April 5) is Roger Corman’s birthday so I’m officially kinda psychic.

  • 23 robstercrawsNo Gravatar // Apr 5, 2020 at 8:23 pm

    Huh! I’ve never even heard of Dark Waters, but after reading a few IMDb reviews, I’m watching it tonight!! Sounds just up my alley. Yay!! Another movie to look forward to!

    I don’t know how many of the Blind Dead films you’ve seen, but I don’t blame you for falling asleep during Ghost Galleon ’cause it’s by far the weakest of the four. Lots of “toy ship in a bathtub” scenes.

    I’ve been eyeing Ghosthouse for weeks now, but I know it’s going to be awful, so I’m waiting for the right time to watch it. Like when I’m blitzed. May never get to it at this point!

  • 24 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Apr 6, 2020 at 12:28 am

    I love all the Blind Dead movies. They truly creep me out! The music alone. And I have a soft spot for ghost Galleon and all horror flicks set on boats prob because my earliest kinder trauma was SATAN’S TRIANGLE (75).
    It does make me a bit sleepy tho too. Then again, I’m sleeping a lot lately- it’s a great escape.

    GHOST HOUSE is sorta goofy but entertainingly and lovably so and wait till you hear the soundtrack…It’s so incredible in its weirdness. Glad you’ll be checking out DARK WATERS!! It’s so good!

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