Monday, January 26, 2015

LAS MOMIAS DE SAN ÁNGEL / Producciones Fílmicas Agrasánchez S.A. - 1975

It's Back To Work Monday with Tabonga, here at The Dungeon!.. Here's a wild and crazy flick from south of the border, our wrestling pals Mil Máscaras & Tinieblas not only have to fight another masked wrestler and his gang of thugs, they also have to take on a pack of mean old mummies controlled by a nutzoid old coot with mystical powers. By the way, that is my very cool poster used here, it's a super-sized card.

Here's a little sound clip from this action packed Mexican flick, sooooo, you can push the big red 'GO' button located there by our deep mummy pit, NOW, Ralphie The Tarantula!.. Here's... LAS MOMIAS DE SAN ÁNGEL!

San Ángel is a neighborhood in Mexico City.

The movie starts with a wrestling match where big guy Mil Máscaras wins yet another match.

I like this photo showing that they shaved the rock cliff here to allow for a highway!

Might as well also show this great looking red Chevy Corvair ready to hit the road.

Here's the leader of the mummies, he has a room full of them that he can command through the use of spells he has at his disposal.

The movie also stars the great Lorena Velázquez, she was in a ton of Mexican Monster Movies like THE SHIP OF MONSTERS, SANTO CONTRA LOS ZOMBIES, SANTO vs. THE VAMPIRE WOMEN, WRESTLING WOMEN vs. THE AZTEC MUMMY and PLANET OF THE INVADING WOMEN.

There's lots of rough and tumble action, and, not just in the ring... ¡Híjole!

This is The Black Mask, he has a bone to pick with Mil. He sends out his henchmen to kill him and his pals, but...

He ends up being strangled and drowned by our muscular hero!.. Viva Mil Máscaras!!!

The old dude sends out his mummies yet again so the townspeople grab their torches, they're ready for an old fashioned monster rumble!

Woopsie!!.. Dude, those mummies are damn strong!!

The old mummy master is strong as Hell too, he pummels Mil from pillar to post until...

Mil grabs a torch and ends the nightmare! This is a fun little flick, in Spanish only but worth it for anyone who likes the old Mexican Monster Movies.

We're back again on Wednesday with more goods to satisfy your Dungeon addiction!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

La Cara Del Terror - José Buenagú - "Face Of Terror" (1962)

It's time for yet another Saturday Night Special, and tonight's feature is a good one, in fact, it should probably be considered a classic!

The original title released in 1962 was "La Cara Del Terror," but the English version released two years later in 1964 was "Face Of Terror!"

Write out of the box, there's something fishy going on around here!

Fernando Rey is Dr. Charles Taylor (Sure he is, you can tell by his accent) Fernando had freakin' 242 acting credits to his name before heading on to higher ground in 1994! How about "La Próxima Vez Que Vivamos," or "Si Te Hubieses Casado Conmigo" for starters, or one of my faves, Luis Buñuel's "That Obscure Object Of Desire?" Dr. Taylor was at the Institute of Mental Health to try and get them to let him use disfigured patients as guinea pigs for his new plastic surgery procedure, but he is turned down because he won't turn over all the financial rights to his experimentations!

One of the patients, Lisa Gaye as the horribly disfigured Norma was out wandering around and heard what the good Doctor was trying to do, so she hides in his car, and when they get back to his lab, she talks him into trying his new treatment on her or else she is going to end it forever! The Doctor doesn't know that she is also a bonifide nut job! Lisa Gaye was an American actress who was everywhere on TV in the 50's and 60's and her choice of movie roles literally rocked with "Rock Around The Clock," and "Shake, Rattle, & Rock!"

The Doc gets her fixed up real good, and then he gets a call, and finds out who she really is, so rather than go back to the psycho ward, she whacks him in the head so bad that he doesn't remember anything for weeks!

Norma grabs the money out of the Doctor's wallet and gets the Hell out of town on the next bus after she gets herself some new threads!

So everything's groovy, Norma's looking good, and she got the job, and the Doctor's not dead! No foul, no great harm!

It's right at this spot that this movie achieved classic status in my book matching that of "Frankenstein's Daughter," and "How To Make A Monster" in the musical number department!
The musical credits go to a rather obscure José Buenagú, and I have no clue who any of these musicians are, but this song is nothing less than prefect! Hit It Guys!!!

The crazy rich playboy that falls in love with Norma the first time he sees her is played by Virgilio Teixeira! Virgilio was Ali in "The 7th Voyage Of Sinbad," and sin and bad are what he has on his mind here too!!

But everything's not perfect in Krazytown! Norma's face is breaking down, because the material used on her face was never fully tested, and the Doctor had determined that it dried too fast, so she has to constantly be putting this special formula on it!

The burnt out dim bulbs that call themselves cops can't even recognize the new girl in town even though they have a picture of Norma with them! They have their suspicions, but .....

The guy that gave Norma her new job at the Blue Cove Inn expected something in return, but this wasn't it! Unfortunately for Norma, he also broke the flask that contained the rest of her special facial fluid!

The cops are hot on her trail, so Norma accepts the playboy's marriage invitation, and to get out of town faster, she insists that they elope as quickly as possible!

The playboy finally gets a good look at his new blushing bride and is so repulsed, he jumps out of the car! Norma takes the bull by the horns, and runs over him!

The original reason that Norma was in the mental hospital is because she is a homicidal maniac! She's come back to visit the now recovering Doctor, because she wants more of that damn fluid!

The Doctor's girlfriend shows up just in time for a good old fashioned CAT-FIGHT!

Bam! Norma nails her one in the head with the big overhanging operation light!

Somehow after she takes a massive glass shard to the back, her face turns back to normal like she was a werewolf that had just been killed!

"La Cara Del Terror" is available from Sinister Cinema or Amazon for next to nothing! What are you waiting for?

Friday, January 23, 2015

RAW MEAT / Harbor Ventures, K-L Productions - 1973

It's Eff'd Up Friday with Tabonga, here at The Dungeon!.. We gots a British flick about police trying to solve a mystery concerning abductions and grisly murders under London in the Tube subway tunnels between Holborn and Russell Square. It stars Donald (FANTASTIC VOYAGE and THE MUTATIONS) Pleasence as Inspector Calhoun and Norman (A HARD DAY'S NIGHT) Rossington as Detective Sergeant Rogers.

Here's a sound clip from this wild movie for your approval, sooooo, you can push the big red 'GO' button over by our pile of corpses, NOW, Rufus The Gnat!.. Here's a taste of... RAW MEAT!

Again, bad things are happening at this subway station, people just seem to disappear into thin air. Inspector Calhoun and Detective Rogers go over the subway building plans, looking for any clues to help them in their efforts.

Then, we get to see rats gnawing on corpses in the maniac's underground lair... YUCK!

And, here are a few more gruesome looking inmates just hanging around!

Chris Lee pops in to check up on the Inspecter's progress on the case, he's from M15.

You get to see plenty of scenes like this, it's dark, dank and probably a little stinky. I remember reading the Weekly World News in the eighties about some ancient grave in Eastern Europe that was dug up and all the people involved in the excavation contracted The Plague!

The poor maniac doesn't even get a credit! But, he does get beaten to death by our hero.

Then, the Inspector and his crew finally discover the underground boneyard...

And, all the unburied bodies therein!! Tune in tomorrow when we're back with more 4 U.

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