Monday, September 1, 2014

LA INVASION DE LOS MUERTOS / Azteca Films, Producciones Nova, Productora Fílmica Real - 1973

It's Monstruo Labor Day Monday with Tabonga, here at The Dungeon!.. We gots a rare little flick all about a fire ball that falls from the skies, causing the resurrection of the dead as zombies, who crave, what else, human flesh. This is the Mexican version of NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD.

Eegah!! sent over a nice little sound clip of the theme for our earjoyment, sooooo, you can push the big red 'GO' button located there next to the walking dead guy, NOW, Ralphie The Tarantula!.. Here's a taste of... LA INVASION DE LOS MUERTOS!

This is not the best print of this movie in the world...

Here's the popular Mexican mystic, Professor Zovek, ready to perform yet another death defying stunt. Zovek was a national hero and true athlete, able to swim, jump the boxer's rope and perform sit-ups without stopping for more than 8 hours!! He became famous for his escapes, considered superior to the great Houdini's! He would perform feats of strength like holding back 8 motorcycles by only using his teeth, everything was documented on TV. Sadly, he was killed in a mysterious helicopter crash after this production was complete. He was only 31 years old.

Hey! Watch the package!!

Zovek is firmly tied up and placed in a big red coffin and then it's lit on fire!

Zovek's excellent crew watch the scene, waiting for their boss to escape, which he does.

Blue Demon wonders when he'll be joining in on the action!.................

The evil fireball crashes to Earth and ends up in a field next to some power lines.

Zovek discovers a cave full of ugly old walking dead and barely escapes by jumping into an underground stream below.

The Professor finds the big ball of trouble and uses his psychic powers to probe its contents!

Then, this pair of revived monsters hit the scene, easily stomping a small group of soldiers.

Zovek and his girlfriend have to try and escape the overwhelming hordes of dead ones!

Blue Demon finally arrives with his sidekick. First, a zombie commandeers their Chevy and chases them down, actually running over Demon's pal. And, guess what?!.. The dude was laying out so flat on the ground that the car completely missed hitting him, whoa!!

Anyway, Zovek drives a pickup into the power tower and it falls onto the ball from space, bringing an end to all the madness!.. Tune in Wednesday when Eegah!! will man the helm.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

KILINK UÇAN ADAMA KARSI - "Kilink Vs The Flying Man" (1967)

Gidiyoruz Buradayay, Reçine Ve, and welcome to Saturday Night in 1960's Turkey, deep deep down in The Dungeon! I love these Kilink movies, as I am sure you will too!

 What's not to like? "Kilink Uçan Adama Karsi" aka "Kilink Vs The Flying Man" is 48 minutes of almost non-stop action! The editing is so choppy, you just have to wonder, and the movie is so short, I get the feeling that somebody who didn't speak Turkish did the editing, and since he couldn't understand anything, he cut out 90% of the dialogue, either that or the editor was just play Krazy! It really doesn't make much difference, the end result is the same!

 "Kilink Vs The Flying Man" is a sequel to "Kilink In Istanbul" released the same year!

 Kilink is an enigma, and the ladies really seem to dig him! Maybe it's that perpetual smile! I think he's got a little bit of that Charlie Manson charisma in him!!

 Kilink scares this young lady so bad, it sends her pigtails a twirling!!

 A Howard Kaylan of 'Flo and Eddie Turtles Fame' wannabe shows up to give this mere mortal a gift of what seems to be most of the powers of Superman! Where he got them from I have no idea! Probably found them in an alley somewhere!

 He's stronger than a building, can leap bullets in a single bound, he flies, and he's got a big freakin' S on his chest and belt! To me, he looks like a guy named Superbat!! Nope, it's the Flying Man!

 And when the hammer comes down, the Flying Man bursts on the scene, and................. he's not screwing around!!

The action is so fast and furious, it's difficult to get a good shot!

 I know, I know what you're thinking, but if you had forty-seven dollars and 97 cents, what kind of flying special effect could you come up with?

 When he's not loving women, Kilink likes to abduct and torture them! He is indeed quite an iteresting character!! You know how it goes, some guys collect stamps..............

 Kilink is played by Irfan (SPY SMASHER) Atasoy who was also Kilink in the first movie!

 It's not real difficult to figure out who Kilink's men are!!

 Kilink's passion for the ladies is neverending, and you will never stop wondering how they do all that making out with him having that mask on the whole time! All that spit, it's gotta smell bad inside that mask, but it doesn't stop them!

 This part cracked me up! Just like any other normal movie, after a rollicking night of lovemaking, Kilink has to get dressed (except I don't think he ever got undressed, which is even weirder than the kissing) and give his sweetheart a little caress before he's on his way back to the office!

Kilink and his two blonde girlfriends are members of some kind of swinger's club! Actually, I don't think he's just a lowly member, Kilink is the President of the swinger's club!  At this point you might want to ask yourself, just what in the Hell is going on here anyway??

 Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Flying Man is kicking ass, and not taking names or numbers!

 Was there anything such as too much fun in 1967 Turkey? Without hesitation, I say not!!
On a WTF?! Scale from 1 to 10, "Kilink Uçan Adama Karsi" gets a freakin' 13! Here's a minute and a half of sound that sounds like it was recorded on the streets of Istanbul with a Wollensak T1500 reel to reel with a microphone dangling off a balcony! Enjoy! All that's missing is the sound of chickens in heat!

 Right before this scene, I got a big belly laff!! Kilink and his girls and their swingin' buddies were having a great time, and Flying Man just literally bursts on the scene and starts kicking ass! I just couldn't get a good still, but trust me, it's hilarious in any language!! So that being said, Kilink turns his newly patented death ray on Flying Man as the girls gaze on in wonder!

 Kilink shows his weak side, when he decides to flee thinking it's the end for Flying Man for sure, but, Jeez, he's flying man, no stupid death ray is going to stop him, might slow him down a little, but that's about it! Hence, the pursuit continues!!

It's at this point that I have to ask you, how can you possibly go wrong, when you can

Friday, August 29, 2014

THE BOY AND THE PIRATES / Bert I. Gordon Productions - 1960

It's Mr. B.I.G. Friday with Tabonga, here at The Dungeon!. Here's a movie Bert (who's 92 years old now) did between the EARTH vs. THE SPIDER and TORMENTED productions. The moniker Mr. B.I.G. was given to Bert by The Dungeon's own guardian angel and our mentor, who else... Forry Ackerman, who also coined the popular phrase... Sci-Fi!

Eegah!! sent over a sound clip of the theme and more for our earjoyment, sooooo, you can push the big red 'GO' button over by the atomic genie bottle, NOW, Rufus The Gnat!.. Here's a taste of... THE BOY AND THE PIRATES!

Charles Herbert plays Jimmy Warren, he finds an old bottle with a mischievous genie inside! Charles racked up 64 acting credits before hanging it up in 1968 at age 20, but, was in these classic horror flicks... THE MONSTER THAT CHALLENGED THE WORLD, THE COLOSSUS OF NEW YORK, THE FLY and 13 GHOSTS! Charles was also born the in same year as Eegah!! and me.

Timothy (HEAD) Carey plays cut throat henchman Morgan, Murvyn (VOODOO ISLAND) Vye is the infamous pirate Blackbeard. They're trying to figure out what to do with the odd looking kid that just happened to show up out of nowhere! The genie in the bottle has sent Jimmy back to the days of pirates by twisting his wish.

Rather than feeding Jimmy to the sharks, which was the plan, one of Bluebeard's men talks him into letting the boy do a number of chores on the ship.

When you're a pirate, the only reason for living is that good old booty plunder!

Bluebeard is now in possession of the genie's bottle, so, the genie plays some pranks on him. Here, he changes the contents of his liquor keg into milk!

After Bluebeard's men attack and destroy another ship sailing close to them, they find Susan (ATTACK OF THE PUPPET PEOPLE) Gordon, who plays Katrina, onboard and make her part of their cut throat crew.

This part is fairly intense... Morgan is trying to get some information about the genie out of Jimmy and threatens to subject him to the classic hot poker routine. Bert knew what he was doing when he hired Tim for this part!

There are more battles on the sea, this time though, Bluebeard and pals don't fare so well and Katrina nearly gets blown to Hell!

Bluebeard finds out that Morgan plans on a mutiny, so, fires a slug into his putrid gut! Also, the genie causes a volcanic mountain to rise out of the sea, making it possible for Jimmy, Katrina and their pirate pal to escape in a small row boat after Jimmy recovered the genie's bottle back from Bluebeard.

But, they are pursued by Bluebeard and his henchmen to an island where the pirates finally catch up with them.

Jimmy throws the bottle and hits Bluebeard with it, there's an explosion and everything is back to the present. Katrina is now Kathy and Jimmy has a small souvenir on him from the adventure, to assure that the whole thing was not just a dream! If you'll notice, EVERY movie with this type of ending ALWAYS has to have a piece of evidence to assure the victim and viewer of the validity of the movie... Hell, they even used it in FRANKENSTEIN ISLAND!!

Tune in tomorrow when Eegah!! will have something wild 'n' weird from 1967 Turkey for us!

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