Oct. 15, 2010, 11:29 p.m. CST
... (the only Hammer Horror I hadn't ever seen) and really enjoyed it. After the film the TCM host Robert Osborne (Osbourne?) spoke of how there was talk of using real snakes as part of the Gorgon's make up, and that another actress played the part of the Gorgon, apparently to speed up production.
Oct. 16, 2010, 12:30 a.m. CST
Which is kinda like a Gorgon.
Oct. 16, 2010, 12:34 a.m. CST
one of those Saturday afternoon movies in the sixties, when I was a 1-10. The final image of the Gorgon with her head cut off has haunted me since, one of those images that is always a place I can go to in my head. Freaks me the fuck out, in AICN-speak. A lot of the movie was slow and for a child, indecipherable--but those images! That feeling of weird horror! I was a fan of Greek, Norse and Roman myth as a kid, and comics, of course, and so the movie was a strange take on material I knew well. How do you describe that feeling...of dread? Seeing something explicitly killed back in those day was uncommon, and though a monster, it was human, and a woman--it rang all my bells.
Oct. 16, 2010, 1:02 a.m. CST
but this is a terrible film.
Oct. 16, 2010, 1:05 a.m. CST
Can't wait to hear what you have to say about "Repulsion" and the two "Black Cat"s. I love Fulci's "Black Cat" because...well...I love Fulci, but the Karloff/Lugosi "Black Cat" is the better film. Creepy as hell. And "Repulsion"...so fucking good. Catherine Deneuve is a goddess, then, now, forever.
Oct. 16, 2010, 2:17 a.m. CST
Two pretty good horror flicks I love a lot. The Video Dead is good fun :- )
Oct. 16, 2010, 3:03 a.m. CST
Oct. 16, 2010, 3:07 a.m. CST
Another Cushing and Lee classic - and Lee actually gets to play a romantic lead of sorts. Cushing is perhaps the best Holmes of all time.
Oct. 16, 2010, 4:10 a.m. CST
in the end the old couple are magicians and they transform the bad guy into a doll for the kid to have?<br /> <p>i had seen it a few years ago on tv and yeah its very good.
Oct. 16, 2010, 4:11 a.m. CST
I used to see this pretty regularly on TV in the seventies but haven't since. Coincidentally the DVD arrived here a few days ago - I'm watching this goofy classic...TODAY. It may even be he first time I've seen it in colour. Hello, old friend.
Oct. 16, 2010, 4:17 a.m. CST
Doll's is great, one of stuart gordon's better movies
Oct. 16, 2010, 7:01 a.m. CST
Dr WHo number two plays the constable. Also THE SKULL is on a three disk release with THE DEADLY BEES and the Hammer THE MAN THAT COULD CHEAT DEATH. I recently saw it at Barnes and Noble.
Oct. 16, 2010, 7:26 a.m. CST
SOmeone please preserve him somehow and only allow him to surface when a movie must be made. He is a true legend.
Oct. 16, 2010, 7:30 a.m. CST
I had this film years ago on Laserdisc. Don't remember much but it was pretty to look at with the technicolor. The budget was small but the period costumes and sets made for a nice gothic tale. Wish it would come out on Blu Ray as the print was in good shape.
Oct. 16, 2010, 9:55 a.m. CST
I love that movie!
Oct. 16, 2010, 9:57 a.m. CST
"...out of wedlock pregnancy was kind of an off-limits topic at this time" <br> <br> In 1960s Britain? Like shite it was.
Oct. 16, 2010, 11:14 a.m. CST
by Sailor Rip
Oct. 16, 2010, 11:27 a.m. CST
would have been worth getting stoned over. She also played the character that had the insect orgasm in Quatermass and the Pit.
Oct. 16, 2010, 11:45 a.m. CST
I'd say the best of Hammer falls into the "really good" category. They don't really have any classics, but some of those movies are so great and atmospheric and real treats for horror fans. Great stuff for Halloween season also.
Oct. 16, 2010, 11:50 a.m. CST
especially anything with Lee and Cushing, but the Gorgon is a stinker.
Oct. 16, 2010, 1:09 p.m. CST
...are both as great as classic horror gets. Top notch. And if you think the implied death of a pregnant chick in THE GORGON from 1964 was something, you mind will probably be blown by some of the stuff implied in those two flicks from the 30's.
Oct. 16, 2010, 2:26 p.m. CST
I've just watched the disc, and the fight is there, but it's a candle holder on a stand, not a weather vane. (Damn thing looks like a weather vane on the poster, though - you're right)
Oct. 16, 2010, 2:55 p.m. CST
by Rocco Curioso
= gore gone.
Oct. 16, 2010, 3:45 p.m. CST
There's simply no better confection. THE GORGON died at the boxoffice (it was double-billed with Hammer's CURSE OF THE MUMMY'S TOMB, memorable for Fred Clark's performance as a U.S. entrepreneur). I'm elated it has been resurrected as a sleeper (I think Cushing is one of the very best actors in cinema history; I heard that his appearance during an Oscar telecast--a clip of Cushing was featured in homage of actors who died the previous year--drew a heavy round of applause. I hope this is true). THE GORGON is imperfect but its exploration of another genre icon (other than Dracula and Frankenstein) is quite rewarding.
Oct. 16, 2010, 3:52 p.m. CST
Stuart Gordon's most underrated movie (Charlie Band botched the release); quite charming, compare to the visceral content of DAGON. COMEDY OF TERRORS is unbridled Vincent Price, hamming to the max; absolutely sublime (his best AIP mugging next to the "Black Cat" episode from the TALES OF TERROR compendium).
Oct. 16, 2010, 5:47 p.m. CST
Oct. 16, 2010, 6:29 p.m. CST
by Star Hump
Welcome back, Your dreams were your ticket out. Welcome back, To that same old place that you laughed about. Well the names have all changed since you hung around, but those dreams have remained and they're turned around.<p> Who'd have thought they'd lead ya (Who'd have thought they'd lead ya) Here where we need ya (Here where we need ya)<p> Yeah we tease him a lot cause we've got him on the spot, welcome back, welcome back, welcome back, welcome back.
Oct. 16, 2010, 8:58 p.m. CST
... slept with the lights on for a long time. I though Medusa would pop out of the mirror, then I would shit myself and die of fright. <p> Then I saw Carrie.... no sleep 'til Junior High.
Oct. 16, 2010, 9:08 p.m. CST
my t is sticky
Oct. 17, 2010, 2:14 p.m. CST
The reason one of the characters takes ages to turn to stone is because he saw the Gorgon in a pool's reflection rather than straight-on, eye-to-eye.
Oct. 18, 2010, 4:53 p.m. CST
I love that close-up where you see the guy writing "...I am turning to ssstttoohooohooahhhghghhghhhh..."