Archive for December, 2012
A Grim Reminder :: Be Safe, Everybody. And Sincere Wishes for a Happy New Year from Scene from the Morgue!Posted in 1950-1959, Vintage News Photos with tags Don't Drink and Drive, Public Service Announcement, Scared Straight on December 31, 2012 by WB Kelso
Ringing in the New Year :: It Will Scare the Living YELL Out of You! Also, Free Hats and Horns. (December, 1958)Posted in 1950-1959, Movie Ads with tags American International, Creature Feature, Gimmicks and Promotions, Happy Holidays, Herman Cohen, High School Hellcats, Hot Rod Gang, Hot-Rods, How to Make a Monster, Juvenile Delinquents, Mad Science, New Year's Eve, Roger Corman, Teenage Caveman on December 31, 2012 by WB Kelso
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High School Hellcats (1958) Indio Productions :: American International / EP: James H. Nicholson, Samuel Z. Arkoff / P: Charles Rogers/ AP: Lou Kimzey / D: Edward Bernds / W: Jan Lowell, Mark Lowell / C: Gilbert Warrenton / S: Yvonne Fedderson, Brett Halsey, Jana Lund, Susanne Sidney
Hot Rod Gang (1958) Indio Productions :: American International Pictures / EP: Charles Rogers / P: Lou Rusoff / AP: Lou Kimzey / D: Lew Landers / W: Lou Rusoff / C: Floyd Crosby / E: Robert S. Eisen / M: Ronald Stein / S: John Ashley, Jody Fair, Steve Drexel, Doodles Weaver, Dub Taylor, Dorothy Neumann, Helen Spring, Gene Vincent
Teenage Caveman (1958) Malibu Productions :: American International Pictures / EP: James H. Nicholson, Samuel Z. Arkoff / P: Roger Corman / D: Roger Corman / W: R. Wright Campbell / C: Floyd Crosby / E: Irene Morra / M: Albert Glasser / S: Robert Vaughn, Darah Marshall, Frank DeKova, Leslie Bradley, June Jocelyn, Jonathan Haze, Beach Dickerson
Ringing in the New Year :: A New Concept in Terror and Sudden Shocks! Also Free Ham Salad Sandwiches. (December, 1962)Posted in 1960-1969, Movie Ads with tags Arch Hall Jr, Black Pit of Dr. M, Creature Feature, Darryl Hickman, Dusk til Dawn, Exploitation, Fairway International, Gimmicks and Promotions, Happy Holidays, Herb Evers, Hot-Rods, Juvenile Delinquents, Mad Science, Medical Exploitation, New Year's Eve, Terry Moore, The Brain that Wouldn't Die, The Choppers, The Devil on Wheels, Virginia Leith on December 31, 2012 by WB Kelso
Operation 00-Odballs :: Matt Helm Shoots the Works, Fabulous Slaygirls, Dressed to Kill! (March, 1968)Posted in 1960-1969, Movie Ads with tags Albert Salmi, Beverly Adams, Comedy, Dean Martin, Henry Levin, James Gregory, Janice Rule, Matt Helm, Operation 00OddBalls, Senta Berger, Spies / Espionage, Spoof, The Ambushers on December 27, 2012 by WB Kelso
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The Ambushers (1967) Meadway-Claude Productions Company :: Columbia Pictures Corporation / P: Irving Allen / AP: Douglas Netter / D: Henry Levin / W: Herbert Baker, Donald Hamilton (novel) / C: Edward Colman, Burnett Guffey / E: Harold F. Kress / M: Hugo Montenegro / S: Dean Martin, Janice Rule, Senta Berger, James Gregory, Albert Salmi, Beverly Adams
Signs of the Season :: Here’s a Movie Treat Wrapped Up in All the Colors of a Rainbow! Dedicated to all Kids from 2 to 92! (November, 1963)Posted in 1960-1969, Movie Ads with tags 100% Weird, Cesáreo Quezadas, Christmas, Christmas Movies, Cinematográfica Calderón, Fantasy, Gimmicks and Promotions, Guillermo Calderón, Happy Holidays, José Elías Moreno, K. Gordon Murray Productions, Lupita Quezadas, Matinees Only, Mexican Imports, René Cardona, Santa Claus on December 22, 2012 by WB Kelso
The King of the Kiddie Matinee or The Wizard of Coral Gables, call him whatever you like, either way, K. Gordon Murray definitely left his mark in the world of film entrepreneurs / exploitationeers. His career began with several home-grown and imported Sleaze-Noirs, most notably Shanty Tramp, and his first big hit, Wasted Lives, which featured the live birth of twins and sex-manuals on how to make them that were sold at the concessions stands. Back in 1959, however, Murray struck gold when he went south of the border into Mexico, where he secured the rights to about dozen horror and fantasy films based on several fairy tales for which terms like surreal and bizarre won’t even come close to doing justice to them — including this little acid-trip / holiday classic, where jolly old St. Nick butts head with the Cloven One, who’s trying to make the children of the world more naughty than nice. And with this abrupt change in the demographics of his target audience, Murray then pioneered the idea of an exclusive weekend matinee to mucho box-office success.
And with that, my fellow Morgue attendants, I bid you all Best Wishes or Bah! Humbug, where applicable, in whatever festivity you choose and we’ll see you all next year.
Santa Claus (1959) Cinematográfica Calderón S.A.-K. :: K. Gordon Murray Productions / P: Guillermo Calderón / D: René Cardona / W: Adolfo Torres Portillo, René Cardona / C: Raúl Martínez Solares / E: Jorge Bustos / M: Antonio Díaz Conde / S: José Elías Moreno, Cesáreo Quezadas, Lupita Quezadas, Antonio Díaz Conde, José Luis Aguirre