Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The Bride of FrankenTed

As you can see, her name is Annabelle Wraithia.

Here she is out of the box:

Here she is with her head off:

She came with this wormy piece of wedding cake:

And this toe tag:

Annabelle's tale has a happy ending now cause I found her other half, FrankenTed!

Here they are reunited:

I bought both bears on Amazon.

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Til Death Do Us Part

This comic was a promotional item for a Court TV show that ran for 13 episodes in 2007.
I didn't get it till recently though. I loved John Waters as The Groom Reaper and the story.
It's an adaptation of the first episode, Funeral Parlor Murder, but has a cliffhanger ending.
So you must see the end of the episode to find out if the husband or wife is the murderer.

Sadly I could only find the pilot online. You can watch it here.
Since the murderer uses a hatchet, it reminded me of Hatchet For The Honeymoon (1970).
The murderer in it, John Harrington (Stephen Forsyth), actually uses a meat cleaver though.
He also wears a veil and lipstick, as you can see:

I love it and highly recommend you watch it here.

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Mad Mad Mad Monster Dad

Boris Karloff plays Dr. Frankenstein in Mad Monster Party (1967).

He made the monster and his mate, who's played by Phyllis Diller.

She's actually the second mate Dr. Frankenstein made for the monster.
He made his first mate in the prequel, Mad Mad Mad Monsters (1972).

The Daydreamer (1966) is another Rankin/Bass movie featuring Boris.
He plays the Rat in the Thumbelina segment.
His part starts around the 1:11:18 mark here.

That segment also features these singing bats around the 1:17:15 mark:

Monday, June 15, 2020

Mizna Wada's Wicked Hearts Show

View all the lovely pieces on display at Clutter Gallery in NY here.
You can purchase pieces at that link too. These are still available:

It's fitting the show opened on World Doll Day, since Mizna makes dolls.
I posted a few of her dolls here, including my Lollipop Girl:

As you can see, I gave her one of these skull lollipops from blippo.com:

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

I Married a Monster from Outer Space (1958)

This movie is a perfect segue from the Month of Mayberry to Wedding Month.
Since it features Jean Carson, Fun Girl Daphne from The Andy Griffith Show.

She plays one of the women who marry aliens disguised as their fiances.
Gloria Talbott plays the main woman. Tom Tryon plays her husband in human form.

Charles Gemora plays him in alien form and created the costume.

You can watch the movie hosted by Commander USA here.

Wonder Woman also married a monster! As you can see:

Did she really? Find out by reading the comic here.

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Door-To-Door Maniac (1961)

Ron Howard took a break from playing Opie on the Andy Griffith Show to be in this movie.
He plays the son of a woman held hostage by Johnny Cash!
Johnny also sings the theme, Five Minutes To Live, which is the movie's alternate title.

Before playing Richie on Happy Days, Ron starred in the only movie directed by Darren McGavin.
It's called Happy Mother's Day, Love George AKA Run Stranger, Run (1973)

He plays an adopted teen who finds his biological family in a small town.
Including his aunt and crazy cousin, played by Patricia Neal and Tessa Dahl.
(Who are mother and daughter in real life.)
And discovers they're all keeping a dark secret.

You can watch both movies free on YouTube!

This is my second/last post for the Month of Mayberry. Check out my first here.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Dracula Has Risen From The Grave (1968)

This is the third Dracula movie starring Christopher Lee, whose birthday is today.
He celebrated his 46th birthday while filming it.
So the leading lady, Veronica Carlson, gave him this cake:

She also gave him her character Maria's cake:

That's director Freddie Frances watching.

There was another celebration on the set two days later.
Hammer Films was presented with the Queen's Award to Industry.
Peter Cushing, whose birthday was yesterday, accepted the award:

Here he is admiring it with Christopher, Veronica, and Barbara Ewing:

Peter and Veronica were also in Christopher's episode of This Is Your Life from 1974.
Along with Vincent Price, whose birthday is today too:

You can watch the episode here.

Monday, May 25, 2020

Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (1965)

This is the first Amicus anthology movie.
Dr. Schreck (Terror in German) is played by Peter Cushing, whose birthday is tomorrow.
I want this figure of him made by Distinctive Dummies:

His house of horrors is a deck of tarot cards.
He uses them to tell the fortunes of five men on a train.
One man is Christopher Lee, whose birthday is Wednesday.
Another is Roy Castle, whose segment features this mask:

You can listen to the Voodoo tune he plays with Tubby Hayes in that scene here.
Roy also recorded an unrelated song called Dr. Terror's House Of Horrors.
You can listen to it here and his song Voodoo Girl here.

That mask is in another Amicus movie starring Peter Cushing.
The Skull (1965), which also stars Christopher Lee, as you can see:

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Man In The Attic (1953)

I'm celebrating the Month of Mayberry with MeTV by sharing this movie featuring Frances Bavier, who plays Aunt Bee on The Andy Griffith Show.

Man In The Attic is the third remake of The Lodger (1927) directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

Frances plays the landlady who suspects her lodger (Jack Palance) is Jack The Ripper.

You can watch it, the original and the other remakes on YouTube.
The other remakes are The Phantom Fiend (1932) and The Lodger (1944).
They're all good and differ slightly, including the endings.

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Gorillas and Munsters

Before playing Lily Munster, Yvonne De Carlo was in a burlesque show with this gorilla:

He was played by Emil Van Horn, who's in two of the movies I posted about here.
You can read all about Emil and the wild show here.

Eddie Munster was going to get a pet gorilla in season three of The Munsters.
Butch Patrick as Eddie and Bob Burns as the gorilla even made a public appearance.

Speaking of Butch, I saw him in Scary Movie (1991) recently.
You can watch the scene with him and Eddie's Woof Woof doll below.