After taking in a PLANET OF THE APES matinee marathon back in the mid-1970’s that ended with CONQUEST OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, despite Caesar’s assurances that the violence was over I wasn’t buying into that. So, I had seen the HESTON trapped in a madhouse, watched the entire world nuked out of existence, twice, several brutal apeicides, and the fall of man in one siting.
And, to make matters worse, being around four years old at the time, and sufficiently wigged out already, I hadn’t quite grasped the difference between guerrilla fighting and gorilla fighting that they kept talking about on the nightly news broadcasts yet, and so, WALTER CRONKITE had me convinced that General Ursus and Aldo were already massing their troops and the ape revolution had truly begun, and the Earth’s annihilation was imminent, which led to many a sleepless nights until these semantic snafus got cleared up.
UNK SEZ: Thanks WB! Kids, you all know how much your Unk digs movie ad clippings. Well, SCENES FROM THE MORGUE is like a dream come true for folks like me. Stop by the place today and make sure you check out my personal favorite section, FILM INDEX 1980-1989! There’s tons of amazin’ stuff to be found there!