32 Days of Halloween Part VIII, Movie Night No. 14: The Crimson Cult!

Crimson Cult

Known also as The Curse of the Crimson Altar and just The Crimson Altar, The Crimson Cult (as it was called stateside) features the final filmed role of Boris Karloff (although other films would be released posthumously). The film also stars Christopher Lee, Barbara Steele and Michael Gough. Tigon was the production company that made this, trying to do battle with Hammer and also Amicus in the late 60s and early 70s. You would be forgiven for thinking this was meant to be an anthology film, seeing as how the three main leads have their performances all over the place (and not together in any sense of the word) and how the thing feels weird and disconnected…even for 1968. But no, it’s based on Lovecraft’s “Dreams in the Witch House”–though no credit is given.

And Barbara Steele’s Lavinia voice is so godawful with all the effects they put on it, it makes you beg for a vocoder…which ordinarily people will open their veins to avoid. For the film, I recommend a pairing with an alcoholic beverage. And I recommend…anything with alcohol in it. Enjoy.

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By | 2017-09-24T22:26:02+00:00 October 13th, 2014|32 Days of Halloween|0 Comments

32 Days of Halloween VI, Movie Night No. 27: Konga

Konga

Well, previously on Movie Night #27, we’ve checked out films about evil women and evil children. But I couldn’t find anything this year that really made the grade. So when all else fails, you can always fall back on Mad Science. Here we have Konga–and Michael Gough as a scientist that creates a giant ape and decides to use it as a weapon against the people who have wronged him. And of course, this is Gough–who most of you know only as Alfred from the Tim Burton Batman movies. Here he is a perfect mad scientist.

And Konga starred in a Charlton Comics adaptation that spun off into an actual twenty-three issue run. Go figure. Anyway, enjoy. And also: science.

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By | 2017-09-24T22:29:12+00:00 October 26th, 2012|32 Days of Halloween|0 Comments

Your Weekend Justice #107: Where Kittens Come From

It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck. It’s the podcast that infuses everything you hold dear with alcohol, sex and terrible pop culture references. It’s not for the faint of heart. Or for people with hearts. This podcast was engineered–some might say over-engineered–by experts to escort you from the work week in the most chaotic manner possible. Please note: this podcast is profane, definitely oversexed and definitely overwrought. It is wrong and unsafe. You have been warned.

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Day of the Locust

Agenda:

  • Alcohol report
  • Jon’s dog vs. Girl Scout cookies
  • Protip: Dogs and collars
  • Leigh’s kidlet report
  • The thing about Barry Manilow
  • Turn off Mandy
  • Joan Rivers vs. Phyllis Diller
  • Leigh vs. young adult
  • Rulers and staples
  • Handwriting problems
  • Vincentennial
  • Finding food while traveling
  • Alice Cooper‘s sports bar
  • Great Danes
  • Doctor Who news
  • Blood on the locusts
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By | 2017-09-24T22:42:43+00:00 March 25th, 2011|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|4 Comments

32 Days of Halloween II, Movie Night No. 14: Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors

Peter Cushing from Dr. Terror's House of Horrors

This film boasts an excellent Christopher Lee, Michael Gough, a young Donald Sutherland, and–as a long distance dedication to Rox–a wicked cool Peter Cushing as “Dr. Terror!” Yes!

Direct link for the feedreaders.

Last year on this fourteenth night of our festival, we were watching the original House of Wax!
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By | 2017-09-24T23:11:23+00:00 October 13th, 2008|32 Days of Halloween|1 Comment

Prufrock: Do I Dare Disturb the Universe?

A very respectable reading of “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” by Michael Gough, best known as the fourth actor to play a live action Alfred. This reading will have to do, since sadly all the Eliot readings have been pulled from online. The only versions left are really scary ones where somebody’s taken a still photo of Eliot and has animated him mouthing the words. Makes The Polar Express look positively non-terrifying, I tell you.

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Found via VideoSift.

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By | 2017-09-24T23:22:14+00:00 January 27th, 2008|Stimuli|1 Comment